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Recent posts

Giving young people a voice: this week’s blog by GPG Associate and Former Director of Public Engagement at the @ukhouseofcommons Aileen Walker reports on the second session held between GPGF and the Uzbekistan Oliy Majlis, this time on Youth Rights and engaging young people on their human rights.

 

This week’s blog reports on the first session of a forum held between GPGF and the Uzbekistan Oliy Majlis with the support of the British Embassy in Tashkent on the role of parliaments in overseeing the promotion of Human Rights.

 

How should parliaments conduct public engagement? This week’s blog by GPG’s Communications Officer Dalva Gerberon outlines the 9th paper of our Guide to Parliament series, in which GPG’s Associate Aileen Walker reflects on ways to build a strong relationship between parliaments and the public.

 

Not so equal? In this week’s blog, GPG’s Project Officer Elizabett Yashneva reflects on growing up in a Post-Soviet state and comments on the communist legacy and its contribution to women’s rights across the former USSR. She concludes that important strides can only be taken and preserved through significant systemic changes – and the support of male allies.

 

What future for British development? In this week’s blog, GPG’s Deputy Director Rhiannon Hollis examines the forthcoming enquiry from the House of Commons’ International Development Committee on the philosophy and culture of aid, and how it relates to GPG’s work.

 

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15 years of GPG

We close our retrospective series remembering 15 years of GPG with a look on more recent events: in this time of crisis, we adapted our work to #COVID19 and published a series of blogs on remote democracy and online parliaments.

 

We are incredibly proud to collaborate with remarkably qualified Associates such as Former FCO Minister and Minister for Women & Equality Meg Munn who has worked with us for 10 years and is helping us build our resources on #GenderRepresentation in politics.

 

#Parliaments are the single most important representative institution in any #democracy, yet they remain widely misunderstood. Our Guides to Parliaments explain parliaments and their processes and identify ways to engage with them more effectively.

 

GPG has worked to support development in a range of political and policy areas in #Egypt since 2011, providing direct support in the parliament following the revolution and expert technical advice on legal and #ConstitutionalReform in the following years.

 

For the last blog Thursday of this 15th anniversary fortnight, we suggest this piece by our Head of Policy and Partnerships Maria Peiró Mir, in which she gives an account of our work against #HumanTrafficking in Honduras.

 

GPG would not have achieved 15 years of strengthening representative politics without its people. We are incredibly proud of Senior Project Manager Nur Saleh, who was highly commended as Young Consultant of the Year at @britexpertise’s #BEIAwards20.

 

We feel very privileged to count Former Secretary General of the @SeneddWales Sir Paul Silk among our Associates. Paul lent us his first-hand expertise in #decentralisation and assisted us in many projects such as #Jordan, #Egypt, #Honduras or #Libya.

 

GPG’s Guide to Parliaments series explored the key processes and functions of parliaments around the world. This paper by Aileen Walker highlights some of the ways in which #Parliaments can develop #PublicEngagement strategies and services.

 

15 years of GPG – 15 episodes of Politics as Usual, our series of stories from people working in and around politics about what motivates them, why #PoliticsMatters, and what we might learn about the process of change.

 

15 years of expertise led GPG to collaborate at a high level with a wide range of countries’ governments. We have been working in Iraq for over 12 years on projects touching on parliament-government relations, anti corruption, or youth representation

 

In 15 years of existence, GPG has built strong expertise on managing political change. Our Politically Agile Programming series draws on insights from a range of sectors to provide politically smart, locally driven, and adaptative support.

 

Continuing our retrospective celebration of GPG’s 15th anniversary, we look back on the Guides to Decentralisation.

 

Visit former Home Secretary and GPG Associate Jacqui Smith’s page

 

Our first post for our celebratory 15th anniversary fortnight looked back onto our first blog: The Struggle of Parliamentary Assistance.

 


This month’s blogs

Giving young people a voice: this week’s blog by GPG Associate and Former Director of Public Engagement at the @ukhouseofcommons Aileen Walker reports on the second session held between GPGF and the Uzbekistan Oliy Majlis, this time on Youth Rights and engaging young people on their human rights.

 

This week’s blog reports on the first session of a forum held between GPGF and the Uzbekistan Oliy Majlis with the support of the British Embassy in Tashkent on the role of parliaments in overseeing the promotion of Human Rights.

 

How should parliaments conduct public engagement? This week’s blog by GPG’s Communications Officer Dalva Gerberon outlines the 9th paper of our Guide to Parliament series, in which GPG’s Associate Aileen Walker reflects on ways to build a strong relationship between parliaments and the public.

 

Not so equal? In this week’s blog, GPG’s Project Officer Elizabett Yashneva reflects on growing up in a Post-Soviet state and comments on the communist legacy and its contribution to women’s rights across the former USSR. She concludes that important strides can only be taken and preserved through significant systemic changes – and the support of male allies.

 

What future for British development? In this week’s blog, GPG’s Deputy Director Rhiannon Hollis examines the forthcoming enquiry from the House of Commons’ International Development Committee on the philosophy and culture of aid, and how it relates to GPG’s work.

 


Recent publications

 

Economic Drivers of Youth Political Discontent in Iraq: The Voice of Young People in Kurdistan, Baghdad, Basra and Thi-Qar