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 | Kyrgyzstan
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
Advancing inclusive and accountable democracies in the Commonwealth 2018-2020
March 2020 | Sierra Leone, Kenya, Botswana, Ghana, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, 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 | Ukraine