The Political Participation of Youth

The political participation of youth

 

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Monday, November 13, 2017
Live-streamed political program reaches thousands of young Kyrgyzstani citizens eager to participate in political life
The continued expansion of internet use in Kyrgyzstan has created new opportunities for young people to meaningfully participate in politics. Looking to take advantage of this new avenue for political participation, NDI partnered with Radio Azattyk (the Kyrgyzstani affiliate of Radio Free Europe/...
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Fourth IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians
Inclusion is a foundational pillar for all state activities. It is the very purpose of parliaments. Despite trends towards a more inclusive, mobile and interdependent world, increased pressures to raise barriers between people are challenging the principle of inclusion. The risks of exclusion are...
Monday, October 23, 2017
Jacinda Ardern becomes New Zealand's youngest woman leader
New Zealand is set for a centre-left coalition government led by Labour head Jacinda Ardern. Ms Ardern has been opposition leader for the last three months. At 37, she is set to be the country's youngest prime minister since 1856. Her Labour Party came second in September's election, where no party...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Regional IPU Conference of Young Parliamentarians of Africa
The Regional Meeting of Young Parliamentarians of Africa will take place on 27 and 28 September 2017 at the National Assembly of Nigeria in Abuja. Jointly organized by the IPU and the Parliament of Nigeria, its theme is Empowering youth: Enhancing political participation for more inclusive and...
Friday, September 08, 2017
NDI's Youth Political Participation Program: Ana Usharek
NDI’s youth program aims to promote engagement among youth in the electoral and political processes through civic education, active learning and targeted participation. NDI’s program is two-tiered: students begin with the Ana Usharek (“I Participate”) program and learn about the basics of the...
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Power to the people? Tackling the gender imbalance in combined authorities and local government
A new generation of young women is ready and willing to participate in politics. The UK general election in June 2017 saw a rise in voter turnout among 18- to 24-year-old women, with participation up from 44 to 53 per cent compared with the 2015 general election. However, so far there is little...
Friday, August 11, 2017
Young MPs speak out on youth political empowerment
Data from the IPU shows the worrisome lack of representation of young people in parliaments. To commemorate International Youth Day 2017 (12 August), the IPU has asked young MPs worldwide to share their views on how to increase youth engagement in politics. We are sharing these views through a...
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Online Course on Youth Participation In Electoral Processes
This online course offers a dynamic and interactive approach to the question of youth participation in electoral processes and constitutes an important knowledge tool for electoral management bodies (EMBs). It aims to provide key understanding of the barriers youth are facing to participate and...
Friday, July 28, 2017
The Youth Democracy Academy celebrates first alumni
By Shana Kaiser The first class of International IDEA’s Youth Democracy Academy graduated on 17 July in a ceremony attended by representatives of organizations who will be hosting the alumni as interns for the next six months and representatives from International IDEA Member States. The ceremony,...
Friday, June 30, 2017
Youth Participation in Electoral Processes – Handbook for Electoral Management Bodies
Specifically designed for electoral management bodies (EMBs), this publication acknowledges the crucial role EMBs play in ensuring that all segments of the society, including youth, are empowered to fully participate in the electoral process, be as voters, candidates or officials. The handbook...
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Thursday, June 29, 2017
Summary of the e-Discussion on Youth Political Participation
From 3 April to 8 May 2017, iKNOW Politics hosted an e-Discussion in collaboration with UNDP4YOUTH on Youth Political Participation. Fifteen participants from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Arab region, the Americas, and Europe engaged in the online debate and submitted contributions. The e-Discussion...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake of Sri Lanka - Envoy on Youth
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Jayathma Wickramanayake of Sri Lanka as his next Envoy on Youth. She will succeed Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service in addressing the needs and rights of young people,...
Monday, June 19, 2017
"We are not too young to run": Youth in Nigeria march to support bill
Despite comprising almost half of the Nigerian population, youth have been historically marginalized from entering politics at a state and federal level. Aspiring to increase youth’s participation in Nigerian politics, the Youth Initiative for Advocacy Growth and Advancement (YIAGA), Youngstars...
Monday, June 19, 2017
Building skills for youth political participation in Guinea, by NDI
Approximately 60 percent of Guinea’s population is under the age of 24, but young people in the West African nation continue to be underrepresented in politics. Their interests and priorities are largely ignored in policies and electoral strategies. More often than not, youth interested in politics...
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
International IDEA introduces the Youth Democracy Academy
International IDEA’s Youth Democracy Academy is designed to ensure that young women and men, too often marginalized from political processes, are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively participate in, and contribute to, the consolidation and strengthening of their democracies...
Yves Leterme, Secretary-General of International IDEA, speaks during the seminar.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Youth role in future representation and participation, discussed at International IDEA round table
Do new generations of citizens no longer support democratic values and practices? To the relief of her audience at the seminar 'Does political participation need political parties and representation?', Pippa Norris acquitted young people on this charge. The Harvard professor noted that not only “...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Hanna Hopko
Hanna Hopko is a Ukrainian Member of Parliament and the head of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee.
Monday, May 15, 2017
France: Half of Macron's legislative election candidates are women
The party of French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled the names of more than 400 candidates for the June legislative elections -- and half of them are women. At 39, Macron was sworn in on Sunday as the youngest president in France's history, and he has promised to breathe new life into French...