The Political Participation of Youth

The political participation of youth

 

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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...
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...
Monday, May 08, 2017
The media's obsession with appearance puts young women off going into politics, study finds
Obsession with female politicians’ appearance in the media is putting young women off going into politics, a study has revealed, prompting campaigners to call for an end to sexism in political media coverage.  41 per cent of girls aged between nine...
Thursday, April 21, 2016
The outcome document of the IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians 2016
Co-organized by the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) and the National Assembly of Zambia, and building on the theme “Agenda 2030: Youth leading the way, leaving no one behind”, the third edition of the IPU’s Global Conference of Young...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The world's youngest Minister at the Global Women's Forum Dubai
The Global Women’s Forum Dubai 2016 was held at the Madinat Jumeirah on February 23 and 24, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; and led by Her...
Friday, January 29, 2016
The IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians
Building on the theme “Agenda 2030: Youth leading the way, leaving no one behind”, the third edition of the IPU’s Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians will take place will take place on 16 and 17 March 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia. This conference...
Friday, January 29, 2016
The IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians
Building on the theme “Agenda 2030: Youth leading the way, leaving no one behind”, the third edition of the IPU’s Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians will take place on 16 and 17 March 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia. This conference will be held...
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The initiative + Women Best Democracy presents a proposal to increase the political participation of women
In Paraguay, the Ministry of Women, along with the Superior Electoral Court, UN Women and UNDP have developed the project + MujeresMejorDemocracia. Among the tasks that this initiative has developed is developing a guide that seeks to increase the...
Edelfriede Barbosa Almeida
Monday, January 19, 2015
The impact of Beijing: Gender equality as a political issue
Edelfride Barbosa Almeida is an economist and founding member of one of the first NGOs in Cabo Verde to promote gender equality, Morabi. She participated in the parallel forum of the Fourth World Conference on Women, held specifically for NGOs, in...
Youth in parliament
Friday, October 03, 2014
The first IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians
The first IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians will bring together young members of parliaments, youth leaders from other walks of life and experts from across the world in a bid to “take democracy to task”. The Conference will focus on...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Technology and Politics: Incentives for Youth Participation
No other group is as disengaged from elections as youth. Voter turnout in the United States trails that of other industrialized societies, and is particularly anemic among youth between the ages of 18 and 24. The under-representation of youth voters...
Monday, January 13, 2014
The 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women
The fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 10 to 21 March 2014. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental...
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
The Impact of Illiteracy on Young Women's Political Participation
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...
Monday, June 29, 2009
The Involvement of Young Women in Politics
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...