WFD is looking for a consultant experienced in Political Economy Analysis to support its Global Equality Project in Taiwan

2021-10-05T16:11:31+00:00September 20th, 2021|CEP, WFD Request for Proposal|

Context Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is delivering the Global Equality Project (GEP), in collaboration with the Kaleidoscope Trust (KT), an eight-month programme funded by the UK's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), to work with decision-makers and civic actors to make progress towards advancing gender equality and LGBT+ inclusion. The programme will be delivered [...]

Global Equality Project to build on successes of WFD and Kaleidoscope Trust’s programme on equality in the Commonwealth

2021-09-17T12:38:01+00:00September 15th, 2021|CEP, Global Programmes|

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) and Kaleidoscope Trust (KT) are pleased to announce the launch of the Global Equality Project (GEP) – a joint programme working to strengthen the inclusion of women, girls, LGBT+ people, and other people with intersecting identities and experiences in democratic processes. The GEP builds on WFD’s and KT’s programme on [...]

Gender equality training manual

2021-07-09T09:39:39+00:00July 7th, 2021|CEP|

This gender equality training manual was developed under the Commonwealth Equality Project (CEP) and supported by WFD. It was developed as part of the efforts towards integrating an intersectional lens in the engagement of issues surrounding the advancement of women and girls. The purpose of the manual is as follows: To enhance the overall understanding [...]

The impact of COVID19 on women and girls – Policy brief presented to the Parliament of Uganda

2021-08-05T15:19:26+00:00July 7th, 2021|CEP|

The COVID19 pandemic has caused devastating disruptions the world over. The impact will continue to be felt by all, albeit in varying degrees. In Uganda, government is unable to squarely deal with the effects; especially for its vulnerable population, including women, girls and persons with disabilities. The emergency measures and realities dawned by the COVID-19 [...]

Evidence-based data – adding a missing piece in tackling LGBT+ discrimination in Sri Lanka

2021-09-24T11:37:03+00:00June 29th, 2021|CEP, LGBT+ Political and Policy Leadership|

All people have an equal right to live free from violence, persecution, discrimination, and stigma. However, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) community, and people who identify as being on the gender and sexuality spectrum, often face widespread discrimination and violence all around the world. In Sri Lanka, the context for the [...]

Sri Lankans’ perceptions of LGBT persons

2021-06-28T15:00:47+00:00June 28th, 2021|CEP, Uncategorized|

The Social Scientists Association undertook a survey of the knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of Sri Lankans about Sri Lankan LGBT persons.[1] A structured questionnaire, available in Sinhala, Tamil and English, was administered in late 2020 among 2130 people in all of Sri Lanka’s 25 districts. The sample was composed of respondents from different gender, age, [...]

Two crucial gender equality bills passed in Uganda after years of stalling

2021-07-06T15:15:46+00:00June 25th, 2021|CEP, Human Rights, Sub - Saharan Africa|

The general principle of equality and non-discrimination is a fundamental element of international human rights law. Creating an enabling environment in which decision-makers and civil society actors can advance equality is important in promoting inclusion in society. Unfortunately, this remains a challenge in many parts of the world. In Uganda, women, girls, and members of the LGBT+ community are [...]

Tackling violence against women and girls in Oyo state, Nigeria

2021-09-24T11:28:53+00:00June 11th, 2021|CEP, Human Rights, Sub - Saharan Africa|

The COVID-19 pandemic led to an upsurge of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) cases worldwide. In Nigeria, the May 2020 UN brief revealed that reported domestic violence cases in three states under total lockdown – Lagos, Ogun, and the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) – saw a 297% increase from 60 to 238 between March and [...]