WFD is working to help create an environment that better enables politically-active women to participate and exercise leadership in politics across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries.
August 2023 | Indonesia , Malaysia, Thailand
When political systems exclude women whose ideas and experiences we need to hear, WFD supports women’s political participation and leadership so they can influence decision-making and bring about positive change. WFD's project with the Moroccan House of Representatives: "Strengthening Women’s Essential Role in Political Decision-Making within the Moroccan Parliament through Individual and working Group Mandates" is supported by the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI).
March 2023 | Morocco
WFD has been active in Tunisia since 2011. Our work focused on supporting the Tunisian legislature on constitutional drafting and strengthening the parliament’s oversight, legislative and representative roles. We also worked with Tunisian political parties to promote the leadership of women and youth, and supported civil society to inform and influence policy making.
March 2023 |
WFD is implementing a programme to support and enhance accountable democratic governance in Solomon Islands.
March 2023 | Solomon Islands
WFD has been working in Jordan since 2012, when we helped establish the first ever parliamentary Legislative Studies and Research Centre (LSRC).
June 2022 |
In 2021, WFD Kyrgyzstan marked a decade’s work to support key democratic institution across the Kyrgyz Republic. Our programmes have helped local councils and parliament in the country to interact more with the people they serve and represent. In the run up to the 2021 election, WFD Kyrgyzstan ran an anti-hate speech campaign as part of the EU media dialogue programme.
May 2022 |
WFD worked to ensure governance in Ukraine is inclusive of all groups through its Inclusive and Accountable Politics programme, as well as supporting the parliament to ensure effective legislation.
March 2022 | Ukraine
WFD conducted a political economy analysis to understand the dynamics behind the political landscape in Kuwait and identify pathways for change in relation to women’s political leadership.
March 2022 |
Under the EU Media Dialogue programme, WFD delivered a campaign against the use of hate speech in Kyrgyzstani elections. In the run up to the November 2021 parliamentary elections, WFD targeted political parties, candidates, activists, and the media, to raise awareness of the concept of hate speech, the legal implications of its use, and positive measures that could be taken to prevent or avoid it. Political parties demonstrated their agreement with the aims of the campaign, when they included points discussed at WFD activities in the cross-party memorandum on holding elections within the law.
January 2022 |
WFD worked to enhance the National Assembly’s overall effectiveness through increasing parliamentary oversight capacity, transparency, and accountability as well as increasing participation and engagement between the National Assembly and civil society. WFD analysed the secretariat of the National Assembly, gave recommendations to the management and produced two e-learning modules on post-legislative scrutiny and gender-responsive budgeting. WFD worked closely with civil society representatives to enhance gender-responsive budgeting tools and introduce them. In June 2021, Westminster Foundation for Democracy marked the conclusion of its most recent programme in Armenia.
June 2021 | Armenia
WFD supported the reform processes in Uzbekistan through strengthening the capacity of the Oliy Majlis (parliament). The programme sought to compliment the parliament’s existing reform efforts and build on recommendations from our 2019 assessment of parliamentary practice in Uzbekistan.
March 2021 | Uzbekistan
WFD engaged with key stakeholders, including women leaders and democratic institutions, working to support the country’s democratic transition process. From 2018 to 2021, WFD delivered negotiations and peacebuilding workshops and developed links between key leaders preparing the country for a peaceful transition towards a multi-party democracy.
January 2021 | Sudan
From 2018-2020, Democracy Works Foundation, in partnership with Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) and with co-funding from the European Union, supported improved engagement between provincial legislatures and communities in the public health and public safety sectors.
October 2020 |
Advancing inclusive and accountable democracies in the Commonwealth 2018-2020
March 2020 | Sierra Leone, Kenya, Botswana, Ghana, Mozambique, Uganda, Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Nigeria
In partnership with GIZ Ukraine, WFD helped establish a Financial and Economic Analysis Office (FEAO) in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (parliament) in 2015, in order to provide the parliament with accessible economic and financial information and help it monitor public spending.
May 2019 |