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In partnership with the Centre for Democratic Development (Ghana), Westminster Foundation for Democracy’s new research report explores the impact the 59% increase in average spend by candidates from 2012 to 2016 to secure their political parties’ nomination at the primaries stage and contest the parliamentary election has on women and young people.
Westminster Foundation for Democracy’s new research report, launched in Accra early March, in partnership with the Centre for Democratic Development (Ghana), explores the impact the 59% increase in average spend by candidates from 2012 to 2016 from candidates to secure their political parties’ nomination at the primaries stage and contest the parliamentary election has on women and young people.
WFD researched the role of media on covering women candidates and issues related to them. The main purpose of this finalised monitoring report was to closely assess the media coverage of problems related to women and girls during the parliamentary elections of 25 April, 2021.
These case studies on political party transparency were written by members of political parties or persons affiliated to party think tanks and research institutes from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo.
WFD supports UK political parties to undertake direct programming.
This paper draws on semi-structured interviews with serving and former members of parliament, as well as civil society practitioners to get their thoughts on the financial implications of running for office in Nigeria.
From 2012, WFD’s support to women MPs across the Middle East and North Africa focused on effective leadership and encouraging women MPs to use their political influence for legislative change that eradicates discrimination towards women and girls in the region. At the heart of the programme is the Coalition of women MPs from Arab countries to combat violence against women, which was established in January 2014 with WFD support. The Coalition unites women MPs from thirteen countries: Libya, Jordan, Sudan, Lebanon, Egypt, Bahrain, Tunisia, Morocco, Palestine, Iraq, Djibouti, Kuwait & KSA. Calling for change at the national and regional level, the Coalition is a network that helps MPs share experience on what works and unite together for greater impact.
The aim of this study, undertaken jointly by Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) and the Centre for Study and Research Action on Governance (CERAG), is to provide substantive data on the costs of parliamentary work in Senegal.
For too long, corruption has been viewed as a secondary development issue. This is a mistake. Corruption is a security issue of the first degree. Dirty money and democracy don’t go together.
WFD Nigeria, through its Inclusive and Accountable Politics (IAP) programme, is working to build the capabilities of young persons in politics.
On 8 November, women MPs from across the world met in Westminster for an historic one-day event to discuss how to make politics more inclusive.
As women’s equality activists, we are often questioned: Why is this important? What difference could it possibly make? Won’t women politicians make just as much of a mess of things as men?
WFD, in partnership with the Coalition of Women MPs from Arab countries recently held a roundtable on the opportunities and challenges facing women’s electoral success in North Africa.
Anika Jane Dorothy, the Executive Director of the Green Congress of Kenya, visited the UK as a participant in the Green Talent Accelerator. The visit was designed to support Anika in her leadership objectives.
To support women on their pathway to change, WFD provided direct, individual support to around 30 young women politicians in Bosnia and Herzegovina through networking and mentoring, as well as building their skills. Following the programme, young women leaders who took part were at the forefront of a variety of changes and initiatives to benefit the whole of society.