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Stopping violence against women in politics: time for a new normal

2018-08-06T14:22:48+00:00March 21st, 2018|General subjects, Human Rights, Norms and Standards, Political party, Research, Women’s Political Leadership|

Hungry for good news about politics? Here’s some: more women than ever before are participating in politics worldwide. It’s a global trend that signals positive outcomes for inclusive governance. However, as the number of women engaging in political activity has grown, so has the frequency and degree of violent responses to their presence in politics. [...]

Supporting CSOs to engage with parliament in Macedonia

2018-08-28T15:29:03+00:00March 14th, 2017|Human Rights, Macedonia, Space and Access|

“I know very well the problems that people with disabilities and their families face” Blagica Dimitrovska from civil society organisation (CSO) “Inkluziva” explained: “as I am one of them.” Ms Dimitrovska is President at the Association for promotion and development of inclusive society – Inkluziva from Kumanovo, Macedonia, one of the 12 civil society organisations [...]

Lobbying for change: WFD’s support to human rights CSOs in Macedonia

2018-08-28T15:24:00+00:00August 10th, 2016|Human Rights, Macedonia, Space and Access|

“By deconstructing the myth that marriages under 18 years old are part of the Roma tradition, we want to ensure the realisation of children’s rights” says Nesime Salioska, the Executive Director at ROMA S.O.S, one of the 12 civil society organisations Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is working with in Macedonia. From patients with rare [...]

WFD congratulates Georgian Parliaments Human Rights Committee

2018-08-06T10:57:32+00:00July 28th, 2016|Europe, Georgia, Human Rights, Norms and Standards, Research|

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) welcomes the adoption of rules of procedure by the Georgian Parliament’s Human Rights Committee (HRC) after MPs passed recommendations without amendment. Mrs Eka Beselia, Chair of the HRC, received praise from George Kunnath, WFD’s Regional Director for Europe, following the passage of the relevant legislation earlier in June. The changes [...]

“You can’t ignore human rights”: meet the Georgian MPs determined to achieve change

2018-09-03T14:38:10+00:00December 10th, 2015|Citizen engagement, Georgia, Human Rights|

This week, Georgian civil society organisations (CSOs) have been sharing with the Parliament’s Human Rights Committee the harrowing stories they’ve encountered through their work. MPs will take these grim examples to the Government in Tbilisi – with the help of Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) and the UK embassy in Georgia. “Currently no-one cares for [...]

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