WFD works with the Sierra Leone Union on Disability Issues to work for inclusive development in Sierra Leone, through supporting persons with disabilities to make their voices heard in national decision-making.
This study identifies the opportunities for, progress made, obstacles to, and consensus on national policies and strategies for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in Mozambique. It articulates a ways forward for building an inclusive society and achieving social justice.
In North Macedonia, WFD is working with persons with disabilities (PWDs), a marginalised and underrepresented group in society, to ensure their needs are at the top of the policy agenda. This work is being done as part of WFD's Western Balkans Democracy Initiative. Through the initiative, WFD has built partnerships with PWD advocacy groups to [...]
In October 2019, hundreds of persons with disabilities met with the Mozambican President, Felipe Nyusi and secured his commitment to new laws, policies and strategies to improve the socio-economic and political inclusion of persons with disabilities in Mozambique. The Forum of Organisations of People with Disabilities (FAMOD) and Mozambican Association of Disable People (ADEMO), in [...]
September 15 2019 is International Day of Democracy, a day to step back and think about the state of democracy in the world, celebrate democratic achievements worldwide and consider how we can all stand up for democracy. The day is also a great opportunity for us to reflect on our programmes to support participation, which is the theme of this year’s Democracy Day.
On 27-28 September, WFD launched a new initiative under the Commonwealth Partnership for Democracy (CP4D), to improve the social, political and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities in Mozambique. In partnership with the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria and the National Association of People with Disability (ADEMO) the programme will look [...]
On 24 July, participating in the first ever Global Disability Summit, WFD committed to help create more inclusive political environments that invite and support the participation and leadership of persons with disabilities. Ongoing and future WFD programmes operating across a network of over 30 developing countries will support accessible electoral processes, improved representation within [...]
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 [...]
On 7 March, over 3 million Sierra Leoneans will go to the polls to elect the President, Parliament and local councils. As part of a broader programme to make the electoral process more inclusive, WFD trained 35 Youth Peace Ambassadors to promote peaceful political participation. Violence marred all previous elections, with young people often behind [...]
On 24 August 2017, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) in partnership with Sierra Leone Union on Disability Issues (SLUDI), launched a new National Agenda for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the electoral and political process ahead of Sierra Leone’s 2018 elections. Globally, approximately 15 per cent of the population have a disability, 80 per cent [...]