The Political Participation of Youth

The political participation of youth

 

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The Star
Tuesday, August 03, 2021
Youth group to hold women-only mock parliament to promote female participation in politics
PETALING JAYA: A Young Women’s Parliament will be held next month, with 222 young delegates debating policies on women’s issues, gender equality, social issues and more in a bid to encourage more female participation in politics and policymaking....
New members of government are sworn in on Monday at a ceremony attended by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez (3rd l) and King Felipe VI (c).BALLESTEROS / EFE
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
In sweeping reshuffle, Spain’s Pedro Sánchez names younger Cabinet with more women
The Socialist leader hopes the changes will help focus on the economic recovery and smooth thorny issues such as Catalan independence before Spaniards vote in the next election. Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has carried out a sweeping Cabinet...
UN Women
Thursday, July 08, 2021
Global leaders discuss ambitious and urgent actions to accelerate progress on women’s leadership
At a high-level event on the second day of the landmark Generation Equality Forum in Paris, UN Women, in partnership with the Council of Women World Leaders, convened world leaders to discuss ambitious and urgent actions to ensure that women and...
Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dình Hue chairing the National Election Council's seventh meetingin Hanoi on Thursday (June 10, 2021). - Vietnam News/ANN
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
499 deputies elected for new tenure of Vietnamese parliament
HANOI, June 11 (Xinhua): A total of 499 out of 866 candidates have been elected to the 15th National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam, the country's top legislative body, for the 2021-2026 tenure, the country's National Election Council announced at a press...
Vote Mama CEO Liuba Grechen Shirley.Photo courtesy of Gerri Hernandez.
Friday, June 18, 2021
Campaign-funded child care helps moms run for office — meet the woman making it happen
When Liuba Grechen Shirley ran for New York’s 2nd Congressional District in 2018, the Democratic mom of two had no clue about the barriers she would face on the campaign trail. “There is no playbook for running for office with small children,”...
By Nacera Ouabou, Natalia Roman
Friday, June 11, 2021
Women, young candidates to reverse Algeria’s low voter turnout
Young men and women candidates running for Algeria’s upcoming legislative elections are considered an asset amid a predicted record low turnout. Analysts fear people might abstain from voting and repeat what happened in 2019, when voter turnout for...
Among the three new state Assemblies being analysed here, only Kerala recorded a marginal increase in seats for women from 8 to 11.
Friday, May 07, 2021
Explained: Share of women, youth in new state Assemblies
The age and gender profiles of 3 of the newly elected Assemblies show that the share of women MLAs is unchanged in West Bengal, has grown slightly in Kerala, and fallen in Tamil Nadu. West Bengal has more young MLAs than earlier while the other two...
Kate Ellis in Parliament as shadow education minister, 2017.CREDIT:ALEX ELLINGHAUSEN
Monday, April 19, 2021
Book: The shocking lies that reveal the truth about women in politics
Sex, Lies and Question Time Kate Ellis Hardie Grant Books $32.99 By magic and genius commissioning, here is a perfect book for right now (with another one coming), dealing with catastrophic misogyny in the Australian parliament, complete with...
The young lawmaker says she's always sought the reasons for social inequalities, even as a child
Friday, April 09, 2021
Ofelia Fernandez: Inspiring young women all over Latin America
A determined feminist, Ofelia Fernandez is the youngest lawmaker in Latin America. The 20-year-old is an icon for many, but she has a few detractors.  Ofelia Fernandez is certainly not shy. The 20-year-old is keen to share her opinions about the...
IPU
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Call to Action on young women’s political participation and leadership
Following a virtual event on 18 November 2020, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Office of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth published today a call to action on young women’s participation in politics. The call to action...
Sol Arrúa, recién graduada de la Academia de Formación Política para Mujeres Líderes.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Sol Arrúa: The rippling impact of empowering young women in Paraguay
Polite, buoyant, and idealist: In many ways, Sol Arrúa comes across as a regular 21-year-old. However, as soon as we bring up the subjects of politics and leadership, which she is most passionate about, it becomes clear that there is much more about...
Victoria Parliament
Thursday, February 18, 2021
‘We can’t leave parliaments to men’: Leading in Spring Street
Ask every female politician in the Victorian Parliament and they will most likely have that one story. There’s the young mother who was reprimanded for wearing black skinny jeans in the Legislative Assembly (“it was one less thing I needed to iron...
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Leandre Dal Ponte
Leandre Dal Ponte is a Member of Parliament from Brazil. This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in New York.
Deepening Stabilization in Libya: Overcoming Challenges to Young Women's Participation in Peace Building
Friday, January 15, 2021
Deepening Stabilization in Libya: Overcoming Challenges to Young Women's Participation in Peace Building
As Libya struggles with continued political conflict and economic turmoil amid the COVID-19 pandemic, young women who want to contribute to peacebuilding, political processes, and economic reconstruction face serious obstacles. Their marginalization...
UN Women and UNV launch new Young Women Leaders Initiative
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
UN Women and UNV launch new Young Women Leaders Initiative
UN Women and UNV launch the new Young Women Leaders Initiative to create professional opportunities for leaders of tomorrow and further enhance diversity in UN Women. We invite 10 young women from the Global South to serve as UN Youth Volunteers at...
Friday, October 30, 2020
Electing more women is focus of youth social campaign in Georgia
UNDP and Sweden support awareness-raising among first-time voters. The upcoming parliamentary elections offer Georgia a chance to vote more women into office, overcoming a long-standing gender disparity in political representation. In support of...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
IPU celebrates 10 years of empowering youth
On 12 August, International Youth Day 2020, the IPU celebrates the 10th anniversary of its resolution, Youth participation in the democratic process. Adopted by IPU Member Parliaments in 2010 in Thailand, the resolution is a call to action to...
Thursday, October 08, 2020
Why Malaysia needs more young leaders in Parliament
In his paper “Does it matter that politicians are older than their constituents? Yes.”, Harvard postdoctoral fellow Charles T McClean posits: “Young people are under-represented in most political institutions. Over half of the world’s voters are...

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