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Westminster Foundation for Democracy celebrates achievements at annual reception

2019-07-08T16:22:42+00:00July 8th, 2019|Parliamentary, Political Parties, Political party, UK Political Parties international programmes|

On 3 July 2019, WFD hosted their annual reception in Parliament to celebrate their achievements over the last year, after holding a roundtable on youth representation in East Africa. The reception brought together over 120 guests including parliamentarians, civil servants and experts on democracy and international development. Among the guest speakers was Secretary of [...]

Historic event sees women MPs from across the world in Westminster

2018-12-03T12:41:28+00:00November 29th, 2018|UK Political Parties international programmes, Women’s Political Leadership|

On 8 November, women MPs from across the world met in Westminster for an historic one-day event to discuss how to make politics more inclusive.  Over 100 MPs from 86 countries united to celebrate the centenary of women's suffrage in the UK. Delegates discussed the specific challenges facing women MPs today and how these might [...]

SNP support for women’s political participation in the Middle East and North Africa

2018-10-31T15:56:43+00:00October 31st, 2018|UK Political Parties international programmes, Women’s Political Leadership|

Emma Armshaw, Head of SNP WFD Office  The Arab Women Parliamentarians’ Network for Equality or Ra’edat is working with the Scottish National Party through its WFD funded work to improve gender equality. Ra'edat developed a regional policy paper calling for changes to political party structures in its 14 member countries in March 2018.  On 14 October, the SNP WFD [...]

Developing a disability policy in Georgia

2018-08-09T12:01:17+00:00February 27th, 2018|Central Asia, Georgia, Persons with Disabilities’ Political and Policy Leadership, UK Political Parties international programmes|

Dr Michael Wardlow, Chief Commissioner at the Equality Commission in Northern Ireland, reflects on his time in Georgia as part of Westminster Foundation for Democracy’s Multi-Party Office work with the DUP.  Last week, I was privileged to be part of a small delegation to Georgia, funded by WFD, to take part in a workshop on [...]