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Inclusion and accountability should be high on the agenda at Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Commonwealth partnership says

2020-03-03T16:29:16+00:00March 4th, 2020|Citizen engagement, CP4D, Democracy and Governance, Financial oversight, Human Rights, LGBT+ Political and Policy Leadership, Open Parliament, Persons with Disabilities’ Political and Policy Leadership, Women’s Political Leadership, Young People’s Leadership and Engagement|

Commonwealth organisations are hosting a three-day conference in London which begins today (4 March) which aims to put inclusion and accountability high on the agenda for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Rwanda in June 2020. Over the last two years the UK Government has helped advance inclusion and accountability across the Commonwealth [...]

Making democracy more inclusive of persons with disabilities in North Macedonia

2019-12-20T15:55:58+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Persons with Disabilities’ Political and Policy Leadership, Western Balkans Democracy Initiative|

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 [...]

Meeting the President: Disabled People’s Organisations in Mozambique in dialogue with Filipe Nyusi

2020-04-20T13:04:12+00:00October 17th, 2019|Persons with Disabilities’ Political and Policy Leadership|

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 [...]

International Day of Democracy 2019

2020-01-06T09:28:35+00:00September 15th, 2019|Democracy and Governance, Global Programmes, Persons with Disabilities’ Political and Policy Leadership, Women’s Political Leadership, Young People’s Leadership and Engagement|

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.

New CP4D initiative to engage persons with disabilities in Mozambique

2018-10-31T14:57:43+00:00October 31st, 2018|CP4D, Persons with Disabilities’ Political and Policy Leadership|

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 [...]

WFD’s commitment to disability

2018-09-04T15:29:31+00:00July 31st, 2018|CP4D, Persons with Disabilities’ Political and Policy Leadership|

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 [...]

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 [...]

Inclusive elections: promoting youth political participation in Sierra Leone

2018-07-30T16:25:11+00:00February 25th, 2018|Persons with Disabilities’ Political and Policy Leadership, Young People’s Leadership and Engagement|

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 [...]