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The adoption of the Glasgow ACE Work Programme, agreed at COP26, represents a renewed commitment to integrating environmental democracy practices throughout the commitments made across the conference. The upcoming Summit for Democracy provides the opportunity to mainstream the environmental democracy approach.
14 December 2021
Protestors holding up a sign that says there is no planet B
WFD established the Global Election Support Centre (GESC) to be able to provide the needed expertise to Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) staff and to develop new integrated approaches to support and safeguard electoral integrity throughout the electoral cycle.
14 December 2021
people queuing at a polling station
WFD, through the FCDO-funded Commonwealth Equality Project (CEP), worked with decision makers and civic actors in Uganda to make progress towards equality.
14 December 2021
people smiling at the camera
Under the Commonwealth Equality Project (CEP), WFD engaged and worked with different stakeholders on an evidence-based approach to LGBT+ issues in Sri Lanka.
14 December 2021
LGBT flag
To end violence against women we need women in politics. That is why the upcoming Summit for Democracy must address both women’s political leadership and violence against women in politics.  
09 December 2021
Women at a stop violence against women in politics event
Moroccan women MPs who participated in WFD’s programmes believe they are better equipped to communicate with constituents and overcome the challenges they face
09 December 2021
Women MPs in Morocco in a meeting with a WFD staff member
For too long, corruption has been viewed as a secondary development issue. This is a mistake. Corruption is a security issue of the first degree. Dirty money and democracy don’t go together.
08 December 2021
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The inclusion of women and young people is transforming political culture in Bosnia and Herzegovina and having positive impacts for communities and the environment
08 December 2021
a bag on a chair at a WFD event
Once the Summit for Democracy is over and we move into the year of action, legislators and political leaders who want to promote respect for human rights and help build disability-inclusive societies would do well to bear this set of skills and qualities in mind – and make sure they cultivate them
03 December 2021
a diagram showing the skills and qualities leaders need to bring about inclusive change
One of the least-trumpeted outcomes of COP26 is the Glasgow work programme on Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE). Its substance is unmissable as countries bite the bullet and start working out how to deliver on their Glasgow pledges. 
30 November 2021
An infographic of the ACE principles
Supported by WFD's British Embassy funded-programme, the Committee on Economic Development conducted a post-legislative scrutiny (PLS) pilot to assess the effectiveness and the impact of COVID-19 emergency legislation and presented its findings to the government in a PLS report.
26 November 2021
the roof of the Ukraine Parliament building
While the UK Climate Assembly is seen to have been a success by the select committees and a number of them have launched inquiries referencing CAUK’s recommendations, it has had an agenda-setting influence at best.
25 November 2021
Participants in the Climate Assembly UK sitting at tables
What does it take to organise a successful citizens’ assembly on climate change?
25 November 2021
Hands raised in the air
With a ‘new deliberative wave’ sweeping across the world, politicians and citizens have an incredible opportunity to save our democracies from polarization and lack of trust and build a strong democratic culture for the future.
25 November 2021
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WFD, in partnership with the Coalition of Women MPs from Arab countries recently held a roundtable on the opportunities and challenges facing women’s electoral success in North Africa.
24 November 2021
A member of the coalition of women MPs from Arab countries with WFD staff member and UK MP