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In Peru, technology brings young people into politics (Picture: UNDP)
In Peru, technology brings young people into politics
In Peru, about 68 percent of young people have expressed an interest in politics, and about a third have volunteered, donated and advocated on behalf of initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic.As a result young people have mobilized to fight corruption and have become known as the “Bicentenary...
Sudanese women discussing alliance building during the seminar, June 2022. Photo:  UN Women Sudan
UN Women Sudan supports young women’s participation in the political process
Through roundtable discussions, capacity-building workshops, and seminars targeting women from across Sudan, UN Women Sudan empowers young women to learn skills in alliance-building and participation in political processes.The October 25th coup in 2021 in Sudan was a setback to achieving goals set...
Blas Llano & Patrick Kemper, Paraguay (IPU)
Do you say yes to youth? 1 year of the IPU’s campaign
On this International Youth Day, the IPU congratulates all the young MPs making a mark in their respective parliaments. They are the future of democracy but with less than 3% of MPs under 30, young people remain severely under-represented. Increasing their ranks continues to be a major focus for...
MP Sahar Albazar ⓒ Parliament of Egypt
Young MPs for climate action: Eighth IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians
On 15 and 16 June, some 200 young parliamentarians from 60 countries convened in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt for the Eight IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians.The conference was jointly organized by the IPU and the Parliament of Egypt. This year’s theme is Young MPs for Climate Action...
Australia: Represent us! - Plan International Australia
Australia: Represent us!
Plan International Australia, in collaboration with YouGov, conducted a poll with a representative online sample of 1,034 Australian young women aged between 18 and 24 to gauge their views on the culture and diversity of representation in Australian politics. Around 26% of respondents identified as...
Understanding young people’s political participation - The Body Shop
Understanding young people’s political participation
Young people care – about our planet, our future and our political systems. In the last decade, young people have initiated social movements, tackling issues that impact their own lives and those of communities around the globe. They have done so with hope and optimism about the future, at a time...
Australia: Where are the young women? - Raise Our Voice Australia
Australia: Where are the young women?
Driven by the shared belief that all young voices should be heard, Raise Our Voice Australia has proudly partnered with The Body Shop Australia to ask young women and gender diverse Australians about their political engagement.With just under 500 responses, this research captured their reflections...
The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life is pictured next to Jumbo on Feb. 8. Cora Hartmann / The Tufts Daily - Circule
Young women of color continue to lead civic and political engagement
Our 2020 data showed that young Asian women, young Black women, and young Latinas were more likely to talk politics, participate in elections, and fight racism.In recent years, as youth have increased their civic and political participation both in the streets and at the ballot box, young women...
This one’s for the boys: how gendered political socialization limits girls’ political ambition and interest  /Photo by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash
This one’s for the boys: how gendered political socialization limits girls’ political ambition and interest
By Angela L. Bos, Jill S. Greenlee, Mirya R. Holman, Zoe M. Oxley and J. Celeste LayThis article develops and tests a new theoretical framework, gendered political socialization, which offers important insights into how children perceive gender in politics and the consequences of these perceptions...
Cathy Mohlahlana - Moderator (Copyright: Mail & Guardian)
SA needs more youth and women political participation
By Lucas LedwabaStatistics suggest women and youth dominate the country’s population, but with the local government election just weeks away the question of their participation in decision making remains a contested issue.The Independent Electoral Commission’s announcement that the voter...
RAU report finds that violence discourages young women from participating in politics in Zimbabwe
The Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) has cited violence as a leading factor discouraging young women from actively participating in politics.Zimbabwe will hold general elections next year, and women participation is pivotal as they constitute 52% of the population.In a recent report titled “Do...

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UNDP
In Peru, technology brings young people into politics
In Peru, technology brings young people into politics (Picture: UNDP)
UN Women
UN Women Sudan supports young women’s participation in the political process
Sudanese women discussing alliance building during the seminar, June 2022. Photo:  UN Women Sudan
Inter-Parliamentary Union
Do you say yes to youth? 1 year of the IPU’s campaign
Blas Llano & Patrick Kemper, Paraguay (IPU)
Inter-Parliamentary Union
Young MPs for climate action: Eighth IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians
MP Sahar Albazar ⓒ Parliament of Egypt