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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.
The adoption of the Glasgow ACE Work Programme, agreed at COP26, represents a renewed commitment to integrating environmental democracy practices throughout the commitments made across the conference. The upcoming Summit for Democracy provides the opportunity to mainstream the environmental democracy approach.
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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.
There are challenges for legislatures to make use of citizens’ assemblies successfully, but if these key lessons from CAUK are heeded, they could become a regular fixture of parliamentary public engagement.
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WFD in partnership with the Community of Democracies worked in The Gambia to help women leaders navigate the challenges they face and bring about more inclusive democracy in the country.
WFD has been working with the parliament of Kenya to continue its journey to become more open and transparent.
Working with the parliament in Edo State, WFD has been supporting the adoption and implementation of the Open Government Partnership.
The Africa Liberal Network (ALN) Women Empowerment Programme is an annual training scheme for women politicians from African liberal parties who are planning to stand for elected office.
WFD Nigeria, through its Inclusive and Accountable Politics (IAP) programme, is working to build the capabilities of young persons in politics.
With support from UK Aid through the Standing Together for Democracy Consortium, WFD and the Sierra Leone Union on Disability Issues (SLUDI) partnered up to reach the PWDs community across Sierra Leone.
WFD, Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA), and other women-focused Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) petitioned the Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda to fast track discussion of crucial gender-sensitive bills before Parliament.
WFD Uganda has facilitated platforms for persons with disabilities (PWDs) to address the existing gap between their leaders and their constituents and amplified their voices in policy debate and formulation.