“We will support people in their fight for their rights,” Danish Development Minister Christian Friis Bach proclaimed at a meeting Thursday 8 December in Copenhagen, where the minister presented the new Danish development policy. People should have the right to choose their own governments at free and fair elections, the minister continued.
Violence, discriminatory legislation and patriarchal attitudes are just some of the obstacles to the political participation of women.On 8 December 2011 an international conference co-organised by DIPD will address these challenges facing women today.
Under the auspices of DIPD, the Danish liberal party Venstre has established partnership with Centre for Multi-party Democracy (CMD), Kenya, evolving around a project supporting youth in politics and communication skills. The topic of ideas changing minds rather than just money changing hands was on the agenda during the visit.
The demands of the latest demonstrations at Tahrir square have not been meet this first day of election in post-revolution Egypt. Many of the newly created liberal parties threatened to pull out of the election because of the hard handed treatment of the demonstrators.
“The moment a peaceful demonstration was attacked, I had to go and support their right to speak,” Mary Shenouda from the Egyptian Social Democratic Party says. She participated in the delegation to the Danish elections in September. DIPD visited her in Cairo.
In early November, the project “Communication and Youth Participation in Politics“ was launched in Nairobi. The project is implemented in a co-operation between the Centre for Multiparty Democracy – Kenya (CMD-Kenya) and the Danish Liberal Democracy Programme (DLDP/Venstre) and aims at enhancing the capacity of political parties in Kenya, across the political spectrum.
Since 1907 this small shangrila-like country high in the Himalayas has been governed by a king. This is changing now. In 1998 the 4th King started a process, which in 2008 resulted in the adoption of a new constitution and the first election ever involving political parties. The DIPD Director has visited the country to […]
“Human Rights are inherent to the dignity of the individual –and indivisible”. This was the message from the new Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Christian Friis Bach, as he Friday 28 October wrapped up the first day of the two-day conference “Youth for Democracy” hosted by Humanity in Action, Denmark and the Danish Senior Fellows […]
As Egypt approaches its first democratic parliamentary election in November, support to the Muslim Brotherhood affiliated Freedom and Justice Party appears to be increasing. This is the result of a recent survey by Al-Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies.
Ulla Gade Bisgaard has joined the Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy as Administrator. She will be in charge of the administration of grants and ensure good governance of the interventions to support the new multi-party democracy projects led by Danish political parties, NGOs and think tanks in close cooperation with political sister parties, NGOs […]