Call for applications: Consultancy for the development, customization, and delivery of e-learning training modules on political inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs)

2020-10-30T13:18:45+00:00October 30th, 2020|Persons with Disabilities’ Political and Policy Leadership, Political party, WFD Request for Proposal|

The Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) through funding from Demo Finland is implementing the Kenya Inclusive Political Parties (KIPP) programme, which seeks to address the critical knowledge gaps within political parties to create and promote more inclusive political discourse, political commitments and policy making. In this regard, WFD is seeking a consultant to develop, customize [...]

Call for applications: Expert required for the adaptation of Post-Legislative Scrutiny Guide for Civil Society Organisations

2020-10-29T16:59:58+00:00October 29th, 2020|LGBT+ Political and Policy Leadership, Post-Legislative Scrutiny, WFD Request for Proposal|

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is delivering a new six-month programme funded by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), in partnership with Kaleidoscope Trust, to work with decision-makers and civic actors to make progress towards advancing gender equality and LGBT+ inclusion. This programme will be delivered across 13 Commonwealth countries in Africa, Eastern Caribbean, Asia [...]

Supporting the women securing a peaceful transition towards democracy in Sudan

2020-10-28T11:04:05+00:00October 29th, 2020|Democracy and Governance, Women’s Political Leadership|

Sudan’s 2019 revolution, which abruptly ended the military regime of Omar al-Bashir, showed the world that Sudanese women are standing shoulder to shoulder with men in the fight for democracy. Powerfully, the image that has become synonymous with the revolution in Sudan is that of Alaa Salah; a young woman, dressed in white, passionately addressing [...]

Supporting a more inclusive and accountable Parliament for all Kenyans

2020-10-28T12:14:23+00:00October 28th, 2020|Citizen engagement, Civil Society Space, Democracy and Governance, Open Parliament, Parliamentary|

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) believes in democratic political systems that are fair, inclusive, transparent and accountable. In support of this cause, WFD has been working with the Kenyan Parliament since 2011 and has supported the institution to build its capacity in areas of research, oversight, law-making, and citizen engagement. Currently, WFD Kenya is implementing [...]

Can sunset clauses live up to their promise?

2020-10-26T17:47:00+00:00October 27th, 2020|Democracy and Governance, Parliaments|

COVID-19 emergency legislation is often fast-tracked, approved without much parliamentary scrutiny, expanding executive powers while limiting individual rights. Can sunset clauses provide a counterbalance by guaranteeing the temporary nature of the COVID-19 emergency legislation? Experience from anti-terrorism legislation suggests that sunset clauses may reinject democratic accountability, but only if there is a high quality and [...]

Case study 2: Post-legislative scrutiny of gender-specific legislation

2020-10-20T11:17:40+00:00October 20th, 2020|PDF Document, Post-Legislative Scrutiny, Post-Legislative Scrutiny, Women’s Political Leadership|

The case study titled ‘Post-legislative scrutiny of gender-specific legislation’ examines the role of gender-sensitive post-legislative scrutiny in achieving gender equality through gender-specific laws. The present document identifies the role of gender-specific legislation for achieving gender equality and the potential contribution of post-legislative scrutiny for de facto gender equality. It focuses on important elements of a [...]

Case study 3: Data and gender-sensitive post-legislative scrutiny

2020-10-20T11:18:00+00:00October 20th, 2020|Democracy and Governance, PDF Document, Post-Legislative Scrutiny, Post-Legislative Scrutiny|

The case study titled ‘Data collection and gender-sensitive post-legislative scrutiny’ examines the importance and the key role of gender-sensitive data in gender-sensitive post-legislative scrutiny.  The present document identifies the relationship between gender, legislation and data, examines the concept of gender-sensitive data and its features, importance, sources and potential uses in post legislative scrutiny. It explores [...]

European Commission notes achievements toward more accountable, inclusive democracy in North Macedonia

2020-10-15T16:10:39+00:00October 15th, 2020|Financial oversight, Persons with Disabilities’ Political and Policy Leadership|

The new European Commission Country Report on North Macedonia 2020 highlights the progress made by the Parliament of North Macedonia towards more inclusive and accountable democracy in the past year. The report notes two achievements which were supported by Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) and its partners in the country: improvements made by the introduction [...]

Sharing lessons on Environmental Democracy with the Parliament of Indonesia

2020-10-15T08:43:02+00:00October 15th, 2020|Environmental democracy|

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many governments feeling torn between focusing on addressing the virus and ensuring a recovery on the one hand and addressing the climate emergency on the other. WFD believes that, if they are transparent and inclusive, democracies can do both.   The Indonesian Parliament’s Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation Bureau (BKSAP) list climate change as [...]