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WFD has been working with the parliament of Kenya to continue its journey to become more open and transparent.
23 February 2021
Parliament of Kenya building
Ahead of the 2021 general election in 2023, the nation’s electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), partnered with WFD to organise a workshop for its members to review the Voter Education Manual.
10 February 2021
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Working with the parliament in Edo State, WFD has been supporting the adoption and implementation of the Open Government Partnership.
28 January 2021
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WFD facilitated the establishment of a coalition for change which brought together civil society organisations, youth organisations, members of parliament, government officials, and PWDs, to advocate for significant changes for issues that affect PWDs.
27 January 2021
Parliament of Uganda building
Ahead of the 2022 general election in Kenya, persons with disabilities (PWDs) in continue to face systemic exclusion. This presents a big challenge with respect to promoting the rights of PWDs. To help address this challenge, WFD held a series of in-person and online trainings for political parties, disabled persons organizations and civil society organizations.
13 January 2021
As democratic representatives of the people, parliaments have the key responsibility of examining policies and their impact on citizens. This is essential in times of a crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. In July 2020, WFD launched a project focused on supporting the Parliament of Sierra Leone by improving its access to crucial gender–sensitive data during the pandemic.
04 January 2021
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WFD held a two-day virtual study tour in December 2020 in support of Sierra Leone's parliament to become more open and transparent to its citizens and effectively collaborate with other actors.
18 December 2020
People in a hybrid meeting
How has the implementation of the nation’s COVID-19 response impacted the lives and livelihoods of the more vulnerable people in The Gambia, specifically persons with disabilities (PWDs) and women? Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) in partnership with the British High Commission (BHC) in The Gambia organised a series of national dialogues and commissioned a report to present an account of the participants during the national dialogues.
14 December 2020
WFD in partnership with the Community of Democracies worked in The Gambia to help women leaders navigate the challenges they face and bring about more inclusive democracy in the country.
04 December 2020
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Excluding persons with disabilities (PWDs) from political processes means that their voices are not adequately heard and reflected in policy decisions. In October 2020, WFD commissioned a new research to better understand the challenges which persons with disabilities (PWDs) in political parties face in their daily lives.
03 December 2020
Despite young people constituting about 70% of the Nigerian population, they still face exclusion from governance in the West Africa country. To address this, WFD supported the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) in holding an emergency national strategy retreat on rethinking youth development.
20 November 2020
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In a consultative workshop with the Indonesian Parliament on 21–23 October 2020, WFD brought together parliamentary and civil society leaders to discuss the reasons behind the disconnect and co-create solutions. The forum agreed that there is a persistent public distrust towards the parliament. 
19 November 2020
The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in the Muslim Mindanao, a new devolved administration in the Southern Philippines, was one year into a complex transition period when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Following decades of conflict, the transitional authority in charge of the region faced the same challenges more seasoned governments have been buffeted by around the globe. All the while, a raft of complex governance issues urgently demanded attention too
11 November 2020
Right before the pandemic closed the airways, in February this year, I had the privilege of speaking at an event hosted by the House of Representatives to discuss the work of their Petitions Committee. The event was attended by the Speaker, parliamentarians and a wide range of civil society organisations and diplomatic agencies eager to participate in discussions on how the Parliament of Morocco can proceduralise public petitions effectively.
02 November 2020
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WFD is working to support women who are at the forefront of the fight for inclusive and accountable democracy in Sudan by helping to ensure that they are as well-equipped as possible to play an active role in formal Sudanese politics.
29 October 2020
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