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SNP support for cross-party women MPs in Malawi

2020-08-13T14:13:09+00:00March 28th, 2019|Political Parties, SNP, Women’s Political Leadership|

Scotland and Malawi have one of the strongest people to people links in the world, with 46% of Scots able to name a friend or family member with a connection to Malawi. This historic partnership and the Scottish National Party’s (SNP) positive experience of women in leadership meant supporting the Parliamentary Women’s Caucus of Malawi [...]

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

2020-08-13T14:15:22+00:00October 31st, 2018|SNP, 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 [...]

UK political parties host international summit on violence against women in politics

2020-08-13T14:18:43+00:00February 27th, 2018|Political party, SNP, UK Political Parties international programmes, Women’s Political Leadership|

On 19-20 March, UK political parties – Conservatives, DUP, Green Party, Liberal Democrats, Labour, Plaid Cymru and SNP – in partnership with WFD, will convene legislators and activists from 20 countries for a two-day conference in London to identify practical means to address violence against women in politics. Over 50 speakers including party leaders, ministers and experts from UN Women, Amnesty International, the [...]

Developing a disability policy in Georgia

2018-08-09T12:01:17+00:00February 27th, 2018|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 [...]