The Political Participation of Youth

The political participation of youth

 

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Monday, May 23, 2022
Empowerment Series for young parliamentarians: Briefing on health and nutrition
Despite laudable gains made since 2000, with a 29 per cent reduction in maternal mortality and a 43 per cent reduction in child mortality, 295,000 women and 5.9 million children under the age of 5 continue to die annually from largely preventable...
Youth civic and political participation: shaping our democracies and our fight on climate change - International IDEA
Friday, May 20, 2022
Youth civic and political participation: shaping our democracies and our fight on climate change
As the Chair of the Council of Member States of International IDEA, Canada, in collaboration with International IDEA, will host an in-person panel discussion on “Youth civic and political participation: shaping our democracies and our fight on...
Australia: Young women are turning their backs on political careers at alarming rate, new research suggests - Women’s Agenda
Monday, May 16, 2022
Australia: Young women are turning their backs on political careers at alarming rate, new research suggests
Young women aren’t feeling any more optimistic about our parliamentary landscape, opportunities to build a career in politics or their safety, new research has found. The report, conducted by Plan International Australia and YouGov, found that 60...
Australia: Represent us! - Plan International Australia
Monday, May 16, 2022
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...
Understanding young people’s political participation - The Body Shop
Friday, May 13, 2022
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...
Sahar Al-bazar
Monday, May 09, 2022
Sahar Albazar
Sahar Albazar is a Member of the Egyptian Parliament and the President of the IPU Forum of Young Parliamentarians. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click...
Fiji: Young people, women encouraged to take part In this year’s elections  (Photo: Nicolette Chambers)
Friday, May 06, 2022
Fiji: Young people, women encouraged to take part In this year’s elections
Young eligible Fijians are encouraged to take part in the 2022 General Elections. Young eligible Fijians are encouraged to take part in the 2022 General Elections. United Nations Senior Peace and Development Advisor in the Pacific, Agus Wandi made...
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Friday, April 29, 2022
Eighth global Conference of young parliamentarians
The annual IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians is a unique platform for young Members of Parliament to meet, exchange, learn and identify common and innovative strategies to advance youth empowerment. In 2022, no issue is more urgent and...
Hon Tatenda Mavetera - Chronicle
Friday, April 29, 2022
Zimbabwe: "Fear of sexual harassment keeps young women out of politics"
Living in an era when Zimbabwe and the world are fighting for gender equality, it is sad young women still shun politics in fear of sexual harassment which appears to be the greatest challenge in the male dominated sphere, a member of parliament has...
Radvilė Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė
Monday, April 25, 2022
Radvilė Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė
Radvilė Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė is the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament (Seimas) of Lithuania. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021 in Vienna, Austria, during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings button...
Australia: Where are the young women? - Raise Our Voice Australia
Thursday, April 21, 2022
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...
Young women are less likely to run for office today than 12 months ago - Women’s Agenda
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Young women are less likely to run for office today than 12 months ago
Young women and gender diverse people are less likely to run for office or join a political party today, than they were 12 months ago. That’s the explosive finding of new research from a leading Australian social enterprise, Raise Our Voice...
Guyana Parliament reaches out to youth - IPU
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Guyana Parliament reaches out to youth
In a good example of parliamentary outreach to young people, the second edition of the Guyana National Youth Debating Competition takes place on Friday, 8 April. Some 16 youth groups will participate in the event with the objective of connecting...
Participants of the academy during registration. Khartoum, Sudan by International IDEA.
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
International IDEA launches the "Young Women’s Democracy Academy" in Sudan
The Young Women’s Democracy Academy (YWDA) is a three-month capacity-building programme dedicated to empowering young women between the ages of 18 and 24 with the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance their political participation. The Academy...
Dr Hannah Bissiw - Ghana Business
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Ghana: Encourage women to partake in active politics – Hannah Bissiw
The National Women Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr Louisa Hannah Bissiw, has called on the women leadership of political parties to mentor young ladies in and out of tertiary education to partake in active politics. She...
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Friday, March 11, 2022
CSW 66: Policies to empower young women
No country today can claim to have achieved gender equality. Women account for half the world’s population, yet many face discrimination, social-economic barriers, cultural stereotypes and/or physical and sexual violence. According to IPU data,...
UNW Africa
Monday, March 07, 2022
2022 International Women’s Day celebrations: Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow, a young people’s perspective
The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, 2022 (IWD 2022) is, “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, recognizing the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation,...
Éliane Tillieux
Monday, February 28, 2022
Éliane Tillieux
Éliane Tillieux is the President of the Chamber of Representatives of Belgium. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings button for...

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