The Political Participation of Youth

The political participation of youth

 

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Thursday, September 13, 2018
Meet Kamissa Camara, Mali’s youngest and first female minister for foreign affairs
Recently- re-elected president of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita named 35-year-old Kamissa Camara as the minister for foreign affairs in his recent cabinet reshuffle. With a rich background in foreign affairs and policies, Camara becomes the first...
Monday, August 27, 2018
Roxana Natalia Pațurcă
Roxana Natalia Pațurcă is a Member of the Romania's Parliament. This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Fatuma Gedi Ali
Fatuma Gedi Ali is a Member of the National Assembly in Kenya. She is the current Women representatives for Wajir County. She has been a member of Orange Democratic Movement since January 18th 2013. In 2013, when she was 26, she vied for a women...
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Andrea García
Andrea García is a Senator of the State Tamaulipas, Mexico and President of the Municipal Development Commission. This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global Conference of Young...
Friday, August 10, 2018
Omar Abudl Muhsen Altabtabaee
Omar Abudl Muhsen Altabtabaee is a Member of Parliament in Kuwait. This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians.
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Twitter Chat on #YouthinPolitics
The Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) reports that of all world MPs, only 1.9% are under the age of 30 and 14.2% are under the age of 40. IPU's research also reveals that although women remain the least represented group in all age categories, there...
Monday, August 06, 2018
Abdulla Rifau
Abdulla Rifau is a Member of Parliament for Maafannu South Constituency in Maldives. This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians.
Friday, August 03, 2018
Joris Poschet
Joris Poschet is a Member of Parliament in Belgium. This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians.
Friday, August 03, 2018
Sharren Haskel
Sharren Miriam Haskel is a Member of the Israeli Parliament (the Knesset). She is the second youngest member of the 20th Knesset. This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global...
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Danielle Rowley
Danielle Rowley is a Member of the United Kingdom's Parliament and former Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament.  This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global Conference of Young...
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Morocco’s young parliamentary fellows work to advance women’s political participation
It’s 8:30 AM and Fatiha* is walking into the Moroccan Parliament. In a few minutes, she’s scheduled to sit down with her member of parliament (MP) for their weekly one-on-one meeting. Fatiha plans to propose a new strategy to increase the MP’s...
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Youth in Politics
It’s officially Youth in Politics month! Young people are often excluded or overlooked as political candidates. Politics is typically regarded as a space for politically experienced men, and while women are often disadvantaged in accumulating...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Millennial beats veteran Democrat
A millennial candidate has shaken up the US Democratic Party by defeating the incumbent congressman for his seat. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, defeated political veteran Joe Crowley, 56, on Tuesday night in their party's congressional primary in...
Thursday, May 10, 2018
International IDEA Report: The Global State of Democracy 2017
Today’s political landscape poses complex global challenges to democracies. The landscape is shaped by globalization, geopolitical power shifts, changing roles and structures of (supra)national organizations and institutions, and the rise in modern...
Friday, April 20, 2018
It's Time: Addressing Sexual Violence in Political Institutions
Join  Young Women's Leadership Network as they release the research and resources on addressing sexual violence within political institutions. With a provincial election on the horizon in Ontario, it's time for political institutions to take...
Monday, March 12, 2018
Side Event at CSW 62 on gender and youth quotas: Complementary or in competition?
Both women’s and youth representation are key to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 16 and the promotion of democracy through inclusive institutions and societies. IPU data show that the proportion of women in parliament is...
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Youth in Kyrgyzstan unite their voices ahead of crucial presidential vote
In 2017, Kyrgyzstan faced a critical turning point in the country's history. For the first time, an elected president would willingly hand power to an elected successor. Recognizing the importance of this vote, a group of 15 young activists from...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Take five: “Demand to have a seat at the table, don’t wait for an invitation”
As hundreds of youth activists from around the world convene at the United Nations for the annual Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, from 30-31 January 2018, UN Women spoke to Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy...