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October 08th, 2021

Training workshops on preventing and combating the use of hate speech for youth and civic activists took place in all regions of Kyrgyzstan from 6th – 23rd September 2021. Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), jointly with the Institute of Civic Development held these events in the run up to the country’s Parliamentary elections within the […]

August 27th, 2021

Analysing anti-bribery legislation is important to identify weaknesses and areas of improvement in existing laws. In the third publication of WFD’s anti-bribery and integrity series, a comparative analysis is carried out of the UK Bribery Act (2010) and anti-corruption legislation in Ukraine, Indonesia and Kenya.  These three jurisdictions were selected on the basis that they […]

Map of the world surrounded by money
June 02nd, 2021

The first ever UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) against corruption will take place in New York from 2 to 4 June 2021. UNGASS 2021 represents a unique opportunity to strengthen our collective anti-corruption efforts. With that recognition, WFD has released a new policy brief on ‘Doing anti-corruption democratically’ that outlines the complementary reality of […]

United States Capitol building
January 08th, 2021 | Tags: Opinion

Following the events on Capitol Hill on 6th January, Devin O’Shaughnessy argues that US leaders can learn from other countries around the world on how to build a healthy, inclusive democracy.

Big Ben against a blue cloudy sky
December 16th, 2020

The world crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is a test for democracies everywhere. Democracies need constant care and attention. In a crisis, that support must be stronger. Throughout 2020, WFD has worked to make sure that democracies are more inclusive and more accountable so that everyone’s voices are heard in decision-making and nobody is left behind.  As we look forward to 2021, we are reflecting the five key lessons we will carry with us into […]

Parliament building in Kyrgyzstan
December 10th, 2020

Вестминстер демократия фонду, Европа Биримдиги тарабынан каржыланган Медиа Диалог долбоорунун алкагында, Кыргызстанда маалымат жетүү укугунун укуктук базасына талдоо жүргүздү. Ошол эле учурда, маалыматка жетүү укугу жөнүндө мыйзамга, Кепилдиктер жөнүндө мыйзамга жана ушул тармакка байланыштуу башка мыйзамдарга басым жасалды. Анализди эл аралык эксперт Тоби Мендель жергиликтүү эксперт Наргиза Абдураимова колдоосу менен жүргүздү. Биз талдоонун жыйынтыктары жана мыйзамдарды өркүндөтүү боюнча биздин эксперттердин сунуштары менен бөлүшүүнү каалайбыз. Талдоо түздөн-түз маалыматка жетүү укугу жөнүндө мыйзамын таптакыр жаңы мыйзамга алмаштырууну сунуш кылбайт, тескерисинче, мыйзамга узак мөөнөттүү келечекте өркүндөтө турган тиешелүү түзөтүүлөрдү киргизүүнү сунуштайт. Отчетту жүктөп алыңыз

Dove of peace
December 09th, 2020

This blog was first published by PSA Parliaments: The UK Political Studies Association Specialist Group on Parliaments. Read the full report by  Professor Nina Caspersen and Dr Gyda Sindre at the University of York.  Since 1992, Westminster Foundation for Democracy has supported democratic systems as they emerge out of conflict and into peace and stability. Currently, we […]

woman and man at Australian Select Committee on COVID-19
October 19th, 2020

How do journalists and citizens find out about these real-world impacts of government’s policy responses to COVID-19? How can we question government for the decisions they make that are impacting us all, particularly our most vulnerable? One answer is: parliamentary committees. These bodies have emerged as the forum of choice when it comes to providing […]

WFD CEO Anthony Smith speaking into a microphone
October 15th, 2020

WFD’s CEO, Anthony Smith, spoke to Devex about putting democracy at the heart of the UK’s international strategy. He argued that democracy and human rights are a critically important part of the UK’s values and directly relevant to our national interests and outlined a three-pronged strategy for the UK’s democratic strengthening work. Read the interview […]

The Union Jack flag flying over the Houses of Parliament against a blue sky
October 12th, 2020

The British Foreign Policy Group and Westminster Foundation for Democracy are delighted to host a lively panel discussion on how the Global Britain project can best merge the promotion of democratic values with our geo-strategic interests.

Bright neon lights that say emergency on a black background
October 08th, 2020

To declare an emergency or not to declare an emergency is not the question. Whether or not democracy is safeguarded during the pandemic depends on a separate set of good practices.

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