Events

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Events

We host regular online and in-person events.
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Women lead: Transforming women’s candidate selection prospects within political parties

This expert conference aims to shine light on political party practices that identify and nurture women candidates and support them on to positions of party leadership. Political leaders representing parties from around the world will both showcase and learn about reforms and innovations that political parties can adopt to better support women candidates. Participants will lead debates on how to identify, nurture, promote, and expand female talent within their parties, focusing on candidate recruitment, support, and selection.

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Information and democracy: Panel discussion on Taiwan's 2024 election and beyond

Taiwan has become a global focal point for electoral discussions, drawing attention due to its unique democratic landscape. Taiwan has had challenges around ensuring that information is reliable and can be trusted and it has been working towards addressing these challenges and improving its information environment. This in-person event will comprehensively examine these challenges and explore potential solutions.

 

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Post-legislative scrutiny clinic: writing a committee's PLS report and advancing its recommendations

The third clinic of the post-legislative scrutiny (PLS) Community of Practice will focus on drafting a committee’s report on the impact and implementation of legislation, considering different structures and formats of reports, reviewing data and opinions to guide findings about how the law works, enhancing understandability and readability of the PLS report, drafting recommendations which are SMART, and advancing the report’s recommendations at administrative and at political level.

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2024 Course on Post-Legislative Scrutiny in the context of the climate and environmental emergency

The Course on Post-Legislative Scrutiny in the context of the Climate and Environmental Emergency offers an in-depth exploration of the theory and practice of PLS as an oversight tool. The course adopts a holistic outlook that places PLS in the legislative cycle and delves into the practice of PLS piloting and innovations over the last few years.

Past events

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23 February 2024
Information and democracy: Panel discussion on Taiwan's 2024 election and beyond

Taiwan has become a global focal point for electoral discussions, drawing attention due to its unique democratic landscape. Taiwan has had challenges around ensuring that information is reliable and can be trusted and it has been working towards addressing these challenges and improving its information environment. This in-person event will comprehensively examine these challenges and explore potential solutions.

 

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20 February 2024
Women lead: Transforming women’s candidate selection prospects within political parties

This expert conference aims to shine light on political party practices that identify and nurture women candidates and support them on to positions of party leadership. Political leaders representing parties from around the world will both showcase and learn about reforms and innovations that political parties can adopt to better support women candidates. Participants will lead debates on how to identify, nurture, promote, and expand female talent within their parties, focusing on candidate recruitment, support, and selection.

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Online event - 16 February 2024
Post-legislative scrutiny clinic: writing a committee's PLS report and advancing its recommendations

The third clinic of the post-legislative scrutiny (PLS) Community of Practice will focus on drafting a committee’s report on the impact and implementation of legislation, considering different structures and formats of reports, reviewing data and opinions to guide findings about how the law works, enhancing understandability and readability of the PLS report, drafting recommendations which are SMART, and advancing the report’s recommendations at administrative and at political level.

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Online event - 08 December 2023
Post-legislative scrutiny (PLS) clinic: The role of MPs and parliament staff in the PLS process

The second WFD post-legislative scrutiny (PLS) Community of Practice Clinic will to focus on the different roles and responsibilities of Members of Parliament and parliamentary staff in preparing for, conducting and following up to PLS activities in parliament.  

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30 November 2023
Factchecking in the democracy information ecosystem

Online misinformation endangers democracy and the integrity of elections. WFD’s Democracy Action Partnership side-event to the Bali Civil Society and Media Forum (BCSMF) 2023, brings together experience and knowledge of experts involved in factchecking and media literacy campaigns to discuss safeguarding the democracy information ecosystem.     

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29 November 2023
Taking collective action on violence against women in politics and elections in Asia

WFD’s Democracy Action Partnership side-event to the Bali Civil Society and Media Forum (BCSMF) 2023 focuses on the threat of violence against women in politics and elections (VAWP) and aims to facilitate the response we need in Asia and across the world.