The Political Participation of Youth

The political participation of youth

 

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Friday, August 16, 2019
Voices: Three questions for Marta Grande, young MP, Italy
Voices is part of a new IPU web series in which we interview parliamentarians from around the world. The views and opinions they express are their own and do not necessarily reflect the IPU’s position. Marta Grande, young MP from Italy, is a member...
Friday, August 16, 2019
Voices: Three questions for Rayya al-Manthari, young MP, Oman
Voices is part of a new IPU web series in which we interview parliamentarians from around the world. The views and opinions they express are their own and do not necessarily reflect the IPU’s position. Rayya al-Manthari, young MP from Oman, is a...
Monday, August 12, 2019
The Role of Political Parties in Promoting Women in Politics
Background In most countries, political parties are the primary and most effective structure through which women become politically engaged and get elected. Political parties’ practices, policies, and values can have a deep impact on women’s...
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Engaging young people and women in European Parliament elections
This Discussion Paper puts together relevant data on the inclusion of young people and women in European Parliament elections. It is focused on two pitfalls of EU electoral democracy: voter absenteeism on the part of young people, and the under-...
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Mette Frederiksen becomes Denmark's youngest-ever prime minister
Mette Frederiksen, the leader of Denmark's center-left Socialist Democratic party, has announced that she will form a left-leaning, one-party minority government, making her the nation's youngest-ever prime minister. "It is with great pleasure I can...
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
South Africa's president names Cabinet that is 50% women
South Africa's president on Wednesday named a trimmed-down Cabinet that is 50% women, making the country's one of few in the world to be "gender-balanced." President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement followed similar moves by Ethiopia and Rwanda last...
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Zeynep Yildiz
Zeynep Yildiz is a Member of Parliament of Turkey. This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Youth participation in political processes
The Second Annual Summer School for Young Leaders from African Political Parties took place in Kigali, Rwanda, on 6–8 June 2018. The overall theme was ‘Youth participation in political processes: emerging trends of the negative aspects of money in...
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Meet the 32-year-old nurse who just became the youngest black woman in the US Congress
When the 116th Congress was sworn into office on Thursday, the class made history as the most diverse group ever with a record 127 women. Among those women was 32-year-old Democrat Lauren Underwood, who etched her name in the history book as the...
Monday, December 17, 2018
Youth participation in national parliaments: 2018
Promoting the participation of young people in political life is becoming a higher priority worldwide. Over one third of the 169 targets established as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relate to young people and the...
Thursday, December 06, 2018
IPU: The fifth global conference of young parliamentarians
Decisions made today shape tomorrow and have an impact on several generations to come. Young parliamentarians have repeatedly called for there to be “No decisions about youth, without youth”. The same can be said for future generations. Although the...
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Youngest woman in zimbabwe’s parliament works to boost youths’ civic engagement
Barely more than one-third of the members of Zimbabwe’s Parliament are women, and the average age of past election candidates has been over 50. That’s part of what makes Joanah Mamombe, the 25-year-old woman who represents Harare West, exceptional...
Monday, November 12, 2018
Omezzine Khelifa
Omezzine Khelifa is a Tunisian youth and political activist. She is a former candidate in Tunisia's 2011 and 2014 legislative elections and a former Senior Advisor to the Minister of Finance. She is the Founder and CEO of Mobdiun - Creative Youth....
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...
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...