Africa is full of young men and women with huge potential, eager to help build the continent’s future. The continent’s young leaders are inspiring, ambitious and passionate. However, many of them are denied any real political voice or influence. That’s why WFD is committed to supporting young people to engage in politics.
25 July 2017
This week, WFD will open an exhibition, as part of the Research and Information Week in parliament, to present results to legislators, academia, civil society, media and other users of parliamentary facilities.
25 July 2017
May 2017 saw the arrival in Kyiv of over 300 people from 52 countries interested in parliamentary openness. The Global Legislative Openness Conference was a two-day event, hosted by the Ukrainian Parliament and organised by the Legislative Openness Working Group of the Open Government Partnership and the Open Parliament Initiative in Ukraine. WFD participated through its senior staff from the UK, Sri Lanka and Serbia, and by supporting the presence of parliamentary delegations from Uganda, Kenya, Montenegro, Jordan, Morocco,Ghana and Venezuela.
31 May 2017
Demographic data is essential for effective, responsive and evidence-based legislation.
26 April 2017
In March 2017, Westminster Foundation for Democracy’s programme Supporting the Capacity and Accountability of the Lao Parliament, offered a delegation from the National Assembly the opportunity to exchange ideas on how different jurisdictions approach the rights of citizens and legislation through a study visit to the UK.
30 March 2017
In Uganda, half of the battle in protecting women from discrimination is ensuring they know what their rights. WFD’s work in Uganda centered around building the capacity of civil society organisations to ensure that laws designed to protect women were actually implemented at the local level.
08 March 2017
To achieve the reality of programmes that respond to changing needs commitment is needed from practitioners and donors alike to change their practices. WFD, DAI Europe and the range of practitioners participating in the roundtable are committed to explaining why working in this difficult political space provides real value to development, but also why it needs to be flexible and adaptable to succeed.
18 November 2016
Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) welcomes the adoption of rules of procedure by the Georgian Parliament’s Human Rights Committee (HRC) after MPs passed recommendations without amendment.
28 July 2016
The past week has been an emotional, as well as a political, roller-coaster across the UK, including inside WFD. On both sides of the debate there has been surprise, concern, anger, and optimism at some point since the voting started on Thursday. There has been an outpouring of perceptive analysis about the result, much of it very relevant to the challenges that WFD tries to help our partners to address, including how important it is for political leaders to listen to all parts of society, and how to manage political campaigns responsibly.
30 June 2016
Georgian civil society organisations (CSOs) shared with the Parliament’s Human Rights Committee the harrowing stories they’ve encountered through their work.
10 December 2015