Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is the UK public body dedicated to supporting democracy around the world.

WFD partners with UK political parties, parliaments, electoral and financial audit institutions to help over 30 developing countries make their governments fairer, more effective and accountable.

WFD’s initiatives include: helping protect women from violence in the Middle East, making politics more inclusive in Africa, consolidating democratic institutions in Asia and building trust in democracy across the Western Balkans.

Read more: https://www.wfd.org/about/ 


A. Other Commitments

Please enter the exact wording of any other commitment/s that do not fall under the themes above, including details of others who have supported its development (75 words limit): Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) commits to work towards inclusive political environments that both invite and support the participation and leadership of persons with disabilities through accessible electoral systems; more representative political parties; and parties, parliaments and civil society organisations better able to understand the lived experiences of persons with disabilities and better able to design, deliver and enforce policies that invest in the best possible outcomes for persons with disabilities. This will have a lasting impact by bringing more people with disabilities in political decision-making and into the development of better-informed policies and practices. Initial stages of this commitment will be delivered in a number of Commonwealth countries by 2020.

Theme: Other
Region: Global
Year: 2019