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The political participation of youth

 

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Thursday, November 07, 2013
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will meet with key stakeholders and attend a series of high-level conferences during a week-long mission to London and Oslo from 11-15 November, 2013, on her first visit to Europe since her...
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Khadija Ghaznawi says she knows exactly how to end the long-simmering conflict in Afghanistan: build more factories. A logistics company owner by profession and peace activist on the side, Ghaznawi says that if the government had been diligent about...
Sunday, October 20, 2013
No less than 35 percent of the newly elected MPs in Zimbabwe are women, thanks to a special electoral quota system to increase women's representation in Parliament. At age 29, Tionei Melody Dziva is the youngest of them. She has a strong desire to...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Her: A simple pronoun and basic linguistic tool in the everyday English vernacular. But, in the context of women in politics, “her” is more than a grammatical component. It is a symbol of slowly rising equality in representation — too slowly, in...
Elena Schuck Political Youth Activist
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
When feminism means political engagement I can say that the subject of politics has always provoked me, in a good and a bad way. I have always liked to discuss it, but at the same time I would be very disappointed with several of its issues. I was...
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Lots of vibrant young women enter UK politics - but only a few of them stand the test of time. Twenty-five year-old Charlotte Henry, a former Liberal Democrat candidate in the May 2010 London Assembly election and political blogger, explores why,...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
United Nations, New York - Tunisia -- a country in transition. But while the Revolution brought justice for one young woman, the struggle is ongoing to make sure rights for ALL women are preserved in the new Tunisia. Here's our story.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Although Lebanon is known in the Middle East for its relative political openness and for the degree of freedom Lebanese women enjoy, it paradoxically has one of the lowest rates of women’s political engagement in the region. This report examines the...
Sunday, September 23, 2012
19-year-old Proscovia Alengot Oromait is now the youngest Member of Parliament in African history after running for and winning the MP position left vacant by her father in Usuk County of eastern Uganda. The teenager had been planning to go to...
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Water and Irrigation Minister Charity Ngilu launched her presidential bid on Sunday and pledged to focus on women and the youth empowerment if elected Kenya's fourth President in next year's General Elections. Launching her bid on the Narc party at...
Monday, September 03, 2012
The Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Youth wing said it would welcome a woman candidate from the party’s Women’s wing in the 13th general election. Its chief Datuk Fadillah Yusof noted that during the last state election, PPB which formed the...
Friday, August 17, 2012
The empowerment of young women is key for advancing development around the world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, adding that it is a priority for the United Nations to encourage their active participation in society. “The lack of women’s...
Friday, July 20, 2012
Photo credit: NDI According to some estimates, more than 60 percent of Pakistanis are under the age of 35. Yet women and young people seldom have leadership opportunities or seats on decision making bodies.     To help enhance their leadership...
Monday, July 09, 2012
How do we get more young women engaging in political parties? The Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy will be examining this question at its Copenhagen Seminar on Women in Politics in September 2012, for which a background paper will be...
Monday, July 09, 2012
Fareeda 'Kokikhel' Afridi, director of the Society for Appraisal and Women Empowerment in Rural Areas (Sawera), a Pakistani non-governmental organisation dedicated to women's rights, has been murdered in a tribal area. Afridi was shot once in the...
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
The Nationalist Congress Party is the only political party in the country to have separate wing for young women that was formerly launched by Rajya Sabha member Supriya Sule. "This is a great opportunity for young women to make their presence felt...
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The following information has been collected by the iKNOW Politics network and covers several issue areas.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Based on a series of ten focus groups conducted in March 2011, this report explores young Tunisians‘opinions of the recent events that led to the overthrow of the Ben Ali regime and of the political transition underway. Main findings include the...
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
In electoral and decision-making processes, women - and especially young women - often find themselves spectators rather than active participants. While there are many factors at play, non-education stands out as one of the key reasons for the lack...
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Whether you are part of an established organization or association, an aspiring politician, an individual with a project idea or someone struggling to balance too many roles and responsibilities in your life, this guide is designed to provide you...
Monday, June 29, 2009
This consolidated response highlights the skills and techniques that young women can use to get involved and gain recognition in politics. The response specifically highlights the importance of developing strong communications skills, building...
Thursday, June 18, 2009
This report examines the role of political parties as a means of increasing young women’s access to decision-making structures, and other direct policy measures such as quotas.
Monday, September 22, 2008
This report analyzes how gender-responsive changes to accountability systems are enhancing women’s influence in politics and their access to public services. It also highlights women's access to economic opportunities,to justice, and to...
Thursday, September 18, 2008
This report highlights UNIFEM's work to empower women in economic and public spheres, including achieving gender equality in democratic governance. Among the highlights during the year 2007–2008 were initiatives in empowering women in politics,...
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
This manual is to enable young women to prepare and facilitate training on a host of issues that are important to them, including young women’s leadership and human rights.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
This report summarizes the Latin American Index of Fulfilled Commitment (IFC) and includes a measurement of the index from 1995 to 2003 in 18 countries of the region. The information presented in the IFC reveals progress and setbacks regarding...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
This report sets out recommendations to improve the situation of migrant, refugee and trafficked women. It discusses issues relating to gender equality and international migration; poverty reduction and sustainable development; family and labor...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
This Human Development Report focuses on the implications of the process of European Union (EU) accession for human development in Romania. It argues that while economic integration may bring overall economic and social benefits to Romanian society...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
This report presents an overview of the state of human development in Kenya, focusing primarily on poverty and gender inequality. It reflects the significant differences in economic and social development across provinces and districts, between...

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