Member of Parliament for Enhedslisten (Red-Green Alliance), Christian Juhl, has as of December joined the board of DIPD. Christian Juhl, who will be replacing the former member of Enhedslisten, Frank Aaen, has more than 20 years of experience from labour unions in Denmark, and has brought these experiences to use in international solidarity projects in Central […]
Karina Pultz joined DIPD in October 2011. Her responsibilities include website editing, research and arranging conferences and seminars. She will assist on DIPD projects in Egypt, Myanmar and Nepal and support the political parties with their projects in Palestine, Bolivia and Honduras. Before joining DIPD she was research assistant at the Danish Institute for International […]
11 representatives from political parties, civil society and media were invited to Denmark to observe and learn from the Danish Parliamentary election on 15 September 2011. This report describes the purpose of the visit and introduces the participations from Egypt and their expectations. It summarises the experiences that the participations had and what lessons they have learned observing […]
Read about the experiences of the Egyptian politicians and civil society actors during their stay in Denmark during the parliamentary elections in September of 2011. In this report the participants in the delegation reflect on how the Danish experience can be translated into and made useful in an Egyptian context. How they can use the […]
The need to go beyond formal political rights and address patriarchal attitudes took centre stage when civil society actors and researchers from Egypt, Tunisia and Zimbabwe gathered in Copenhagen to discuss how to strengthen women’s political participation. “We need to address the elephant of patriarchy”, Rumbidzai Kandawasvika-Nhundu from International IDEA stressed as a response to […]
The active involvement of Danish political parties is an important part of DIPD’s work. In November, the parties met at Christiansborg, home to the Danish Parliament, to discuss how best to support political parties and multiparty systems abroad.
“The fall of the Arab dictators Ben Ali, Mubarak and Gaddafi was not the end of the Arab Spring. It is now the time for building democratic structures,” the Development Minister Christian Friis Bach stated when the government re-launched and upgraded the Danish Arab Partnership Programme (DAPP) – now again called the Arab Initiative in […]
“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.