473 results found for "Environmental democracy"
Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) hosts a Finnish delegation on disability inclusion in Kenya
WFD hosted a Finnish delegation on a 4-day visit to Kenya informed by the progress and success of the implementation of a disability inclusion programme in the country.
Kenya | 23 November 2022
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
There is a growing trend towards the use of internet shutdowns around elections. It is vital that the international elections community takes coordinated pre-emptive action to ensure that internet shutdowns do not become an established or tolerated international norm.
15 March 2022
To foster LGBT+ inclusive democracies, parliamentarians need to listen to LGBT+ voices, as well as access to more and better information. WFD is focusing on addressing these issues.
26 June 2020
High-level policy dialogue on democracy and development in Mozambique with His Excellency President Joaquim Chissano
WFD, in partnership with Joaquim Chissano Foundation and the Institute of Governance, Peace and Leadership, conducted a High-Level Policy Dialogue on democracy development in Mozambique in June 2019. This report summarises the presentation made by His Excellency President Joaquim Chissano during this dialogue. It also summarises presentations by various experts.
Report | 21 February 2020
We need systemic change to end violence against women in politics – the Summit for Democracies must recognise that
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
Westminster Foundation for Democracy mission finds more needs to be done to protect media freedom and encourage inclusive political participation in The Gambia
Banjul / London – Westminster Foundation for Democracy’s (WFD) Thematic Election Expert Observation Mission (TEEOM) has today issued its Final Report on the 4 December 2021 Presidential Election in The Gambia.
The Gambia | 13 January 2022
What does it cost to participate in politics? A new website by WFD and Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy
WFD has teamed up with the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) to launch a new website to host our research on the cost of running for and staying in elected office in different countries around the world.
Study | 23 July 2021
Futureproofing democracy: Principles of foresight-based policy analysis and stress-testing for national parliaments and governments
This policy brief focuses on how an increased strategic foresight and stress-testing capacity of national parliaments and governments can improve policy resilience.
Briefing | 06 September 2022
Westminster Foundation for Democracy deploys election experts to observe forthcoming presidential election in The Gambia
The mission focuses on the rights and opportunities of women, youth, persons with disabilities and other underrepresented groups to participate in the electoral process. It will also consider media freedom and media and social media coverage of the election.
The Gambia | 01 November 2021
Much attention is rightly being paid to a country’s critical services, such as medical, health and social care provision or financial support packages. However, in the context of a crisis that is seen to be primarily clinical, there is a real risk that parliaments will be side-lined as a nonessential actors in its management and resolution.
09 April 2020
European Commission notes achievements toward more accountable, inclusive democracy in North Macedonia
The new European Commission Country Report on North Macedonia 2020 highlights two achievements which were supported by WFD, including the adoption of the Declaration for Active Political Participation of Persons with Disabilities.
North Macedonia | 15 October 2020
IALS/WFD Digital Conference: Are emergency measures in response to COVID-19 a threat to democracy? Fact and Fiction
10 September 2020
Gender-based violence and environmental protection are linked. Transforming gender roles is indispensable for effective environmental democracy – which requires inclusion in decision-making on environmental governance – and better environmental outcomes.
08 December 2022
Political parties can help strengthen environmental democracy through mediating public preferences and political voices, by holding government accountable on environmental actions, and through party competition. But there is a need for more awareness of environmental issues and policy responses to climate change among political parties – that is where international support can help.
14 March 2022