Latest activity

Latest activity
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
People posing for a picture
Working with the parliament in Edo State, WFD has been supporting the adoption and implementation of the Open Government Partnership.
28 January 2021
People discussing around a table in a meeting
The establishment of a coalition for change rallying government representatives, businesses, education and civil society actors and an important study on the cost on youth emigration, supported by WFD, led to raising awareness on the issue, the inclusion of the cost of youth emigration in the proposal of the government’s Strategy on Economic Migration of the Republic of Serbia and the establishing of the ‘Returning Point” program.
27 January 2021
people crossing a street in Belgrade
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
From 1 to 5 March 2021, WFD will be marking Participation and Openness Week – or POW! The week is about celebrating the power of citizens and civil society to participate in democracy and share their thoughts about government and parliaments, their members and their staff.
25 January 2021
Text reading POW! Participation and openness week 1 -  5 March in a comic book style with the WFD logo
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
Building a democracy that all Americans can be proud of will take courage and fortitude, and the wisdom to see that that task can never be complete. My greatest hope is that this journey begins now, before it is too late. The whole world is watching.
08 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
Group of people standing
WFD in Serbia has published a ”Guide to Digital Political Communication” which provides instructions on the different modes of digital communication for the content that political parties produce, aiming to help them improve their communication with the younger population.
28 December 2020
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
As we look forward to 2021, we are reflecting the five key lessons we will carry with us into the new year.
16 December 2020
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
Today, the UK hosts the Climate Ambition Summit, which marks one year to go until the COP26 Climate Change Summit. At COP26, major decisions will be taken which will have a fundamental impact on our world.
12 December 2020
How parliaments implement peace agreements, how they formally operate, and how they govern in relation to peacebuilding has an impact on the peacebuilding process. For WFD and other democracy assistance practitioners there are a few key takeaways for our work.
09 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
A group of people posing