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Putting gender equality at the centre of reviewing laws in Morocco

2019-02-15T09:47:42+00:00February 13th, 2019|Morocco, Women’s Political Leadership|

How can parliaments ensure that laws they adopt have a positive impact on women’s lives? This question was at the centre of WFD’s seminar on reviewing legislation with regards to gender equality, organised in partnership with the House of Representatives of Morocco on 6-7 February. The seminar brought together MPs, parliamentary staff, and experts [...]

Africa Liberal Network Women’s Leadership Programme

2019-02-13T10:55:24+00:00February 6th, 2019|Political party, Women’s Political Leadership|

The Africa Liberal Network (ALN) is excited to announce the launch of its new Women’s Leadership Programme, in partnership with the UK Liberal Democrats and the Multi-Party Office at Westminster Foundation for Democracy. The programme, open to women politicians from all ALN member parties, will provide participants with additional knowledge, skills and tailored support to [...]

Gender equality top of the agenda as Lebanese lawmakers visit UK

2019-02-04T17:13:05+00:00January 31st, 2019|Democracy in the World (APPG), Lebanon, Women’s Political Leadership|

There are only six women lawmakers in the 128-seat Lebanese parliament. Nine months after the election, WFD supported four of them on a visit to the UK, to help them in their push for greater gender equality. Inaya Ezzeddine, Dima Jamali, Rola Tabsh Jaroudi and Paula Yaacoubian have very different backgrounds, ranging from Shia to [...]

Women’s leadership and the power of small change

2019-01-31T11:55:19+00:00January 31st, 2019|Political Economy of Democracy Promotion, Women’s Political Leadership|

Graeme Ramshaw, Director of Research and Evaluation  Spending two days with passionate, intelligent people is incredibly cathartic. That’s especially true when those people have come together to tackle one of the world’s most intractable problems – gender inequality in politics. The Gender, Political Participation, and Democracy workshop in Accra, Ghana, was one of these [...]

Jordanian MP fighting for women’s rights speaks to UK Parliament

2019-02-04T17:12:31+00:00December 7th, 2018|Democracy in the World (APPG), Iraq, Jordan, Women’s Political Leadership|

Wafaa Bani Mustafa is one of just 20 women in Jordan's House of Representatives – luckily, she is a fighter. She was the first MP to propose an end to a controversial rape law in Jordan, which was later repealed, and she continues to champion women’s rights across the Arab region. Speaking at the [...]

Historic event sees women MPs from across the world in Westminster

2018-12-03T12:41:28+00:00November 29th, 2018|UK Political Parties international programmes, Women’s Political Leadership|

On 8 November, women MPs from across the world met in Westminster for an historic one-day event to discuss how to make politics more inclusive.  Over 100 MPs from 86 countries united to celebrate the centenary of women's suffrage in the UK. Delegates discussed the specific challenges facing women MPs today and how these might [...]

WATCH: Women MPs of the World live

2018-11-08T12:35:02+00:00November 8th, 2018|Women’s Political Leadership|

On Thursday 8 November, an historic one-day event will bring together women parliamentarians from around the world to celebrate their achievements, discuss how to strengthen visibility, and further empower women parliamentarians to continue to drive change nationally and internationally in the House of Commons.  You can join this historic event online at https://www.facebook.com/WestminsterFoundation/ Introduction and [...]

SNP support for women’s political participation in the Middle East and North Africa

2018-10-31T15:56:43+00:00October 31st, 2018|UK Political Parties international programmes, Women’s Political Leadership|

Emma Armshaw, Head of SNP WFD Office  The Arab Women Parliamentarians’ Network for Equality or Ra’edat is working with the Scottish National Party through its WFD funded work to improve gender equality. Ra'edat developed a regional policy paper calling for changes to political party structures in its 14 member countries in March 2018.  On 14 October, the SNP WFD [...]

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