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Building on our Environmental Democracy initiative, WFD calls for stronger climate action from parliamentarians of the G20 nations as we draw closer toward the 2030 targets of cutting global carbon emissions by half.
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UK and WFD assist Georgia in enhancing climate action and ambition, strengthening environmental democracy and resilience.
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Members of the parliamentary Club for youth questions and youth policies in the Assembly of North Macedonia, visited their colleagues from the youth club in the Albanian parliament, exchanging experiences, sharing practices, and defining youth priorities for future cooperation between the two parliamentary bodies.
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Peacebuilding is often seen as the preserve of specialist peacebuilding organisations. But non-peace actors can contribute to consolidating peace and stability too.
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A statement from Anthony Smith, CEO at WFD.
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Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) and Kaleidoscope Trust (KT) are pleased to announce the launch of the second phase of the Global Equality Project (GEP II) – a joint programme working to strengthen the inclusion of people who have been structurally excluded from democratic processes, particularly women, girls and LGBT+ people.
Through the Global Equality Project (GEP), WFD is supporting the Ondo State Government to implement the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) law which was passed and assented in 2021. The intervention will deploy an online learning platform to teach students in both primary and secondary schools on the provisions of the law.
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Public debt is currently at the highest level globally in over fifty years. There is increasing recognition of the unique roles for parliament in the governance of public debt and parliaments are taking on this challenge.
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From the war in Ukraine to climate change - democracy is facing unprecedented challenges. Find out more about our impact over the last year and why our work to strengthen democracy has never been more urgent.
WFD’s Multi-Party Office (MPO) works with the UK’s smaller political parties represented in the Westminster Parliament on programmes that promote political pluralism.
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In Malawi, the WFD SNP programme’s work with the Parliamentary Women’s Caucus continued, supporting the development of a four-year strategic plan which provides a clear roadmap for the country to achieve gender-related targets on girls’ education, women’s economic empowerment, gender-based violence, and women’s political participation.
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This year, the Women’s Academy for Africa (WAFA) supported social democratic women to enter politics through training opportunities in Africa. WAFA is a regional network that aims to change the face of politics by identifying, educating, and empowering women in Africa.
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The Conservative WFD Programme continued to strengthen democratic governance in Africa and the Caribbean by providing a platform for like-minded parties to share information, experience, skills, and ideas, and to upskill parties with the skills they need to be a strong opposition or to govern.
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WFD’s work with Kenyan political parties, funded by Demo Finland, helped ensure persons with disabilities (PWDs) are included in political parties’ governing committees. It also helped to remove barriers so they could actively engage in the contestation of elections ahead of the Kenyan general elections in August 2022.
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In 2021-22, our Global Equality Project (GEP) built on the success of our previous project on equality in the Commonwealth.
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