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Meaningful change comes from going beyond awareness to action. Sometimes, the way to wise action starts with a difficult conversation, a probing question, about where change needs to happen most.
In June 2021, WFD hosted a meeting with political parties, disabled persons organizations (DPOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), Parliamentary and County Assembly Caucuses to evaluate commitments and progress of persons with disabilities inclusion by political parties in Kenya.
WFD’s new study, in collaboration with the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), breaks down the various costs involved in seeking public office in Ghana.
Young people in Montenegro are disappointed and have lost trust in political parties, a new study commissioned by WFD shows. What is more, young people still show very little interest in the political scene in Montenegro.
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.
Since August 2020, WFD in partnership with Demo Finland have been working to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities within Kenyan political parties through the Kenya Inclusive Political Parties (KIPP) programme. This is an update, by the programme's coordinator, of what has been achieved so far and what next should be done.
In March 2019, IPSA hosted the world’s first conference for international parliamentary regulators. We brought together colleagues from 13 countries on five continents: Australia, Chile, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Scotland, Wales, Zambia and the UK. We talked about the challenges of ‘Transparency and Trust’ in deciding how much money politicians need to do their jobs, both in terms of their salaries and their business costs.
Political parties have a key role to play in addressing some of the long-standing barriers facing PWDs. To support political parties to be more inclusive, WFD Kenya facilitated the review of 11 political parties’ documents – including policies and manifestos – to identify the areas where the documents promote or inhibit the inclusion of PWDs in their activities, practices, and processes.
WFD hosted a Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK (CPA UK) delegation and convened a women MPs mentorship workshop, in partnership with the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) and UN Women. The workshop – which targeted new women parliamentarians – explored effective committee work and impactful external communications.
WFD in Serbia has published a ”Guide to Digital Political Communication” which provides instructions on the different modes of digital communication for the content that political parties produce, aiming to help them improve their communication with the younger population.
Representatives of youth political branches from different parties presented arguments in a debate on economy, international relations, and youth policies in North Macedonia. This was also the final event of the Political Debate Academy organised by Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD).
The Youth Who Lead conference brought together vver 200 participants from more than 10 countries in Africa. The participants called for increased youth participation in politics at the landmark Commonwealth Partnership for Democracy (CP4D) conference.
On 7 March, over 3 million Sierra Leoneans will go to the polls to elect the President, Parliament and local councils. As part of a broader programme to make the electoral process more inclusive, WFD trained 35 Youth Peace Ambassadors to promote peaceful political participation.
Governments seeking to close political space have a number of tools at their disposal. One popular tactic is to suppress civil society by restricting foreign funding, controlling registration and imposing onerous reporting requirements. Parliaments often aid and abet executives in this process, even in purportedly democratic states. This paper examines when parliaments protect political space by rejecting restrictive civil society laws. In doing so, it identifies several factors that shape the success (or failure) of international efforts to motivate legislatures to defend democracy.
Women politicians study the effects of indoor air pollution on the health and economy in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Within WFD’s “More than a quota” mentorship programme, a group of women politicians from different political parties works on getting the issue on the agenda through advocacy and legislative work.