The Political Participation of Youth

The political participation of youth

 

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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...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Pam Damoff
Pam Damoff is a business professional and community activist who has served as a Town Councillor in Oakville since 2010. Her extensive public service is combined with over 27 years of corporate experience on Bay Street. She has been elected to represent the riding of Oakville North-Burlington in...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Photo report to commemorate International Women's Day
The Huffington Post published recently a compilation of 60 photographs of women protesting around the world. Based on reports by UN Women, the article departs from the fact that women are generally underrepresented in electoral and institutional politics. On the other hand, however, women are...
Diana Hwang
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Power of Ideas: Diana Hwang, Founder of the Asian-American Women’s Political Initiative
Photo-Toan Trinh Diana Hwang never thought she’d get into politics. As the daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, the Texas native was pushed to excel in school, but never engaged in civic affairs. “I didn’t vote until I was 21. I didn’t grow up talking about politics,” she admits. “It’s not something...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Public school board to promote women in politics (Canada)
It may be the 21st Century, but many of the barriers that kept women from entering politics over the last 100 years still exist, said 20-year-old university student Supriya Trivedi. For instance, juggling a career with motherhood remains a significant obstacle for prospective female politicans,...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Political Participation and Civic  Engagement – an overview of  key issues facing youth
Prsentation given by Jorge Cardona, Professor of International Law, Member, Committee on the Rights of the Child, Member, Commission of Experts of the Ibero‐American Convention on the Rights of Youth
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Presentation on Youth‐ led Structures
Presentation on Youth‐led Structures given by Ivana Savić, Executive Director, CHRDS and Organising Partner for UN Major Group for Children and Youth at the Expert Group Meeting “Youth, Development and Rights”New York, November 13, 2013
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Presentation on Youth, Development and Rights Diversity and Discrimination
The presentation given by Åshild Marie Vige fropm the Norwegian Children and Youth Council on "Barriers to political participation, focusing on the issues of diversity and discrimination faced by many youth when attempting to engage in the political system"
Monday, April 28, 2014
Political Participation of Africa’s Youth: Turnout, Partisanship and Protest
The youth have long represented an important constituency for electoral mobilization in Africa. Yet, despite their numerical importance and the historical relevance of generational identities within the region, very little is really known about the political participation of Africa’s youth. In...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Political Engagement: Building on Momentum to Increase Youth Participation
Presidential campaigns have been aggressively pursuing youth, reaching new levels in 2008 using innovative outreach methods and coupling the Internet with intense grassroots mobilization. Youth turnout in the 2008 caucuses and primaries was up to 17 percent from 9 percent of eligible voters under...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Political Participation and EU Citizenship: Perceptions and Behaviours of Young People
Young people's political participation has long been a concern. Loss of community ties, little interest in and knowledge of political processes, low levels of trust in politicians and growing cynicism of democratic institutions are often seen as indicators of the younger generations’ weakened sense...
Friday, January 31, 2014
Politics 101: How to Get Involved as a Young Woman
If someone would have told me five years ago that I’d be co-directing a website with a state representative, connecting with progressive women leaders from around the country, and going to conferences to speak on young women in politics in 2014, I would have started laughing hysterically. But this...
Monday, July 09, 2012
Pakistan: Women's Rights Activist Fareeda 'Kokikhel' Afridi Shot Dead in Peshawar
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 head and twice in the neck, officials said. She was...
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Political Parties and Recruitment of Young Women
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
Progress of the World's Women 2008/2009: Who Answers to Women?
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 international assistance for development and security.