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Interview: Rose Sakala reflects on her party’s Presidential election victory in Zambia

2021-09-27T11:24:14+00:00September 27th, 2021|Sub - Saharan Africa, UK Political Parties international programmes, Women’s Political Leadership|

On 15 August, Zambians elected a new Government led by the former opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development (UPND). It was the third peaceful handover of power from incumbent to opposition since the country's independence in 1964. WFD’s Multi-Party Office (MPO) has supported UK political party the Liberal Democrats to [...]

Interview: Stenah Shampile reflects on her party’s Presidential election victory in Zambia

2021-09-27T11:21:20+00:00September 23rd, 2021|Sub - Saharan Africa, UK Political Parties international programmes, Women’s Political Leadership|

On 15 August, Zambians elected a new Government led by the former opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development (UPND). It was the third peaceful handover of power from incumbent to opposition since the country's independence in 1964. WFD’s Multi-Party Office (MPO) has supported UK political party the Liberal Democrats to [...]

Political advocacy workshop brings together Social Welfare Committee in Bangsamoro, Philippines

2021-08-26T13:18:10+00:00August 20th, 2021|Women’s Political Leadership|

Ensuring that women and minority groups in Bangsamoro have political voice and meaningful representation is essential to enable the autonomous region to transition into a working democratic entity. In support of this vision, WFD recently held a Strategic Planning Workshop on Political Advocacy for members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Social Welfare Committee (SWC) in Bangsamoro. From 11th – 13th August 2021, 20 members of the SWC gathered for the event which took place in Isulan town, Sultan Kuarat.   The aim of [...]

WFD campaign empowers women in elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina

2021-05-11T07:18:49+00:00May 11th, 2021|Elections, Western Balkans Democracy Initiative, Women’s Political Leadership|

The Constitution and legal system of Bosnia and Herzegovina stipulate equality between women and men. However, gender inequalities are found across all social domains. Women are still underrepresented in politics, and particularly so in top positions and elected offices. When a country has a higher representation of women in politics, the effects are multi-fold, resulting [...]

Five ways policymakers and political parties can nurture women leaders

2021-04-01T13:50:47+00:00March 29th, 2021|Women’s Political Leadership|

New research from Westminster Foundation for Democracy sheds light on women’s motivations for getting into formal politics: many women emphasise a desire to make a positive difference to the world. What is more, their decisions to embark on a career in politics are also shaped by exposure to political issues, as well as their experiences. [...]

Women’s political careers: where do leaders come from?

2021-03-23T16:47:32+00:00March 25th, 2021|Women’s Political Leadership|

Women’s political leadership is important for ensuring that women’s perspectives and experiences are included in political decision-making. Over the past 25 years, the overall percentage of women in parliaments has more than doubled, however the pace of progress has slowed in the past five years and women still make up less than a quarter of [...]

Women political leaders: Evidence of the impact of gender on democracy

2021-03-25T20:42:20+00:00March 11th, 2021|Events, Women’s Political Leadership|

The 65th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65) focuses on: women's full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. At this official side event at CSW65, WFD presents a panel [...]