Democracy is so much more than elections

Democracy is so much more than elections

Venstre, the Liberal Party of Denmark is contributing to the youth component of the DIPD multi-party democracy project in Myanmar. In April 2018 two resource persons from Venstre went to Myanmar. By Ulrikka Brændgaard Nissen, resource person from the Liberal Party of Denmark (Venstre) Democracy is the base on which Denmark is built. We practice […]

JOMPOPS’ continuing campaign on Ending Violence Against Women in Nepal

JOMPOPS’ continuing campaign on Ending Violence Against Women in Nepal

On 24 March 2018 the largest party in the multiparty JOMPOPS platform — Unified Marxist Leninist — hosted a province-level training programme for local elected representatives and party leaders on Nepal’s various new legislations related to gender violence. This programme was prompted by an incident in Kailali district in Province 7, when a local self-professed […]

Engaging with the most marginalized in Nepal

Engaging with the most marginalized in Nepal

In the third week of March, the multiparty platform JOMPOPS (Joint Mechanism for Political Party Strengthening) – DIPD’s partner in Nepal – provided a leadership skills’ training programme for around 70 local Dalit women from various political parties. The JOMPOPS platform also supported their participation in the discussion about the new strategy for advancing the […]

DIPD engages in Burkina Faso

DIPD engages in Burkina Faso

Following a consultative process with the parliamentary parties in Burkina Faso the Board of DIPD has decided to engage in a three year cooperation project with the political parties to enhance multiparty dialogue and the capacity of the political parties. Burkina Faso Burkina Faso is a Sahelian country that faces most major problems a low-income […]

An outside gaze on the Danish local democracy

An outside gaze on the Danish local democracy

DIPD invited its partners from far reaches to observe the Danish municipal election 2017 and discuss democracy In November 2017, 70 participants from 13 different countries visited Denmark to observe the municipal elections. The delegates engaged in a three-day long seminar in Copenhagen and went on a four-day long fieldtrip to visit local municipalities all […]

Young Party Members Close Ranks to End Violent Political Contests in Kenya

Young Party Members Close Ranks to End Violent Political Contests in Kenya

A caucus of young party members in Kenya has vowed to support and influence their political parties to collaborate and peacefully resolve political conflicts arising from disputed elections outcome. Their resolve follows a meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga on March 9 during which they declared their intent to work together […]

Enhancing Opportunities for Women and Youth in Politics

Enhancing Opportunities for Women and Youth in Politics

From December 4-8 the Danish MP for the Social Democratic Party, Astrid Krag, visited DIPD’s Myanmar program to share experiences on how parties can enhance women and youth participation within their ranks and support women and youth to identify strategies for success in Parliament and policy advocacy. Having served as Denmark’s Minister of Health at […]