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A group of women standing together to pose for a photo
September 27th, 2021

On 15 August, Zambians elected a new Government led by the former opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development (UPND). It was the third peaceful handover of power from incumbent to opposition since the country’s independence in 1964. WFD’s Multi-Party Office (MPO) has supported UK political party the Liberal Democrats to […]

Hilly and water body topography in Kazbegi, Georgia
September 24th, 2021

                                                                                                        UK and WFD […]

September 24th, 2021

As the world’s governments come together for the annual gathering of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, there is a deep sense of foreboding. The latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has confirmed that every region on Earth is experiencing dangerous climate change as a result of human activity. The […]

A group of women standing together to pose for a photo
September 23rd, 2021

On 15 August, Zambians elected a new Government led by the former opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development (UPND). It was the third peaceful handover of power from incumbent to opposition since the country’s independence in 1964. WFD’s Multi-Party Office (MPO) has supported UK political party the Liberal Democrats to […]

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September 23rd, 2021

WFD research identified five key skills and three qualities which are utilised by parliamentarians to support inclusive change.

September 15th, 2021

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) and Kaleidoscope Trust (KT) are pleased to announce the launch of the Global Equality Project (GEP) – a joint programme working to strengthen the inclusion of women, girls, LGBT+ people, and other people with intersecting identities and experiences in democratic processes. The GEP builds on WFD’s and KT’s programme on […]

hands raised in the air
September 14th, 2021

Deliberative democracy is based on the idea that an entire population has a stake in political decisions, especially when they can help to break political deadlocks. This is especially true when members of parliament feel unable to develop new laws or policies due to fear of voter retribution. It offers a way to breathe new life into […]

Kari Henriksen conducting a pre-electoral visit to Colorado, 28 Oct. 2020
September 09th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has both highlighted and worsened a range of vulnerabilities and inequalities across the globe. Epidemic diseases are nothing new, in fact they have broken out periodically throughout human history. COVID-19 is not the first and certainly will not be the last pandemic the world has to face.  Therefore, it is important that […]

Crowd of people checking their mobile phone messages
September 06th, 2021

WFD and the Institute of Civic Development  have launched a campaign to challenge hate speech in Kyrgyzstan in the run up to the country’s parliamentary elections.

August 31st, 2021

The Western Balkans countries have a long history of emigration but trends in recent years we have shown increasing numbers of young people leaving and based on many reports the levels are among the highest in the world. While there have been many causes attributed to this complex phenomenon there has not been research into […]

August 27th, 2021

Analysing anti-bribery legislation is important to identify weaknesses and areas of improvement in existing laws. In the third publication of WFD’s anti-bribery and integrity series, a comparative analysis is carried out of the UK Bribery Act (2010) and anti-corruption legislation in Ukraine, Indonesia and Kenya.  These three jurisdictions were selected on the basis that they […]

People posing for a photo while holding a certificate
August 26th, 2021

Addressing the critical knowledge gaps within political parties to create and promote more disability inclusive political discourse, political commitments, and public policy making is fundamental for strengthening multi-party democracy. This is not a simple task though. It requires, among other things: building strong partnerships; conducting subtle research studies to generate evidence; lobbying political parties, state […]

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