The Political Participation of Youth

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during the Australia-New Zealand Leaders' Meeting at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices in Sydney, Australia, on Friday, July 8, 2022. Steven SAPHORE/Pool via REUTERS
Thursday, January 19, 2023
A sign of the times, NZ PM Ardern's resignation resonates for women in power
WELLINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Thursday's shock resignation of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who altered the face of global politics when she was elected the world's youngest female head of state, throws a spotlight on the punishing...
Jacinda Ardern announces her resignation, on Jan. 19.Photographer: Kerry Marshall/Getty Images
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM quits citing burnout
Jacinda Ardern is quitting as New Zealand prime minister ahead of this year's election saying she no longer has "enough in the tank" to lead. The shock announcement comes as polling indicates her Labour Party party faces a difficult path to re-...
Finland’s prime minister Sanna Marin has had to defend her diplomacy and her dancing. Kimmo Brandt / EPA-EFE
Monday, January 09, 2023
From Queen Elizabeth to Sanna Marin, young women in politics have always faced prejudice
Two prime ministers meeting to discuss relations between their countries is standard practice in international politics. But New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern and Finland’s Sanna Marin had to defend a recent summit after a reporter asked whether they met...
Lynda Tabuya says she wants to use her popularity to promote more women to enter Fijian politics. (Mick Tsikas/AAP PHOTOS)
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Fight to get Fijian women in politics
Fijian women remain severely under-represented in politics. Only one in six of the more than 340 candidates putting their hand up for this month's election are women, a significant drop in the proportion of women since the previous poll in 2018....
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 17: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Monday, December 12, 2022
From Christine Lagarde to Giorgia Meloni: The most powerful women in politics in 2022
Nearly a quarter of the leaders on the 2022 Forbes List Of The World’s Most Powerful Women play a major role in politics and policy at a time when rising inflation, supply chain disruptions, and a looming climate crisis threaten geopolitical...
Promoting the role of youth in political and democratic spaces (International IDEA)
Friday, December 09, 2022
Promoting the role of youth in political and democratic spaces
The first Summit for Democracy, held in December 2021, brought together leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector to set out an affirmative agenda for democratic renewal. Between the first and second Summit, the ‘Year of Action...
Snapshot from the 15 November online peer-to-peer dialogue, Promoting the role of youth in political and democratic spaces (International IDEA
Thursday, December 08, 2022
Promoting the role of youth in political and democratic spaces
International IDEA, in collaboration with the European Commission (EC) and the Youth Political and Civic Engagement Cohort of the Summit for Democracy (S4D), held on 15 November 2022, an online peer-to-peer dialogue, Promoting the role of youth in...
UN scores Nigeria low on women participation in politics (Picture: UN Logo)
Friday, December 02, 2022
UN scores Nigeria low on women participation in politics
INEC urges political parties to respect their constitutions The United Nations (UN) has scored Nigeria low in the area of women participation in politics. The UN Women Representative to Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (...
Liberal senator Jane Hume and former party director Brian Loughnane are reviewing May’s election loss.CREDIT:ALEX ELLINGHAUSEN/LOUISE KENNERLEY
Friday, December 02, 2022
Australia Liberals’ election review to back pipeline, not quotas, to attract women to party
A secret review into the Liberals’ disastrous election loss in May has ruled out formal quotas for the number of women MPs in federal parliament and instead recommends a British-style recruitment drive to improve the party’s gender balance. Former...
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 30: (L-R) Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland and Prime Minster ... [+]GETTY IMAGES
Thursday, December 01, 2022
Experts React To Question On Prime Ministers Meeting “Because Of Their Age”
A question asked to New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, to justify why she was meeting with Finland’s leader, Sanna Marin sparked debate around the world on Wednesday. The reporter asked, “[is it] just because you're similar in age and,...
The many times Jacinda Ardern has faced sexist questions from reporters – video (Picture: The Guardian)
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin dismiss suggestion their age and gender was reason for meeting
Finland’s PM says she met Ardern in New Zealand because they are both ‘prime ministers’ after journalist asks whether it was due to similar age and gender. The prime ministers of Finland and New Zealand have taken a swipe at suggestions their first...
USA: A record number of women will serve in the next Congress (Picture: CNN)
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
USA: A record number of women will serve in the next Congress
CNN — A record number of women will be elected to Congress this year, CNN projects – but barely. The 149 women who will serve in the US House and Senate in the 118th Congress will expand the ranks of female representation by just two members above...
In Southeast Asia, violence against female political leaders is rising (Picture: Rappler)
Monday, November 28, 2022
In Southeast Asia, violence against female political leaders is rising
'Far too little attention has been paid to either the obstacles women face once they achieve positions of political leadership or the reasons why they leave politics.' Chonticha “Lookkate” Jangrew regularly experiences online abuse, intimidation,...
Voices of women and girls essential to fight for human rights (Picture: OHCHR)
Friday, November 25, 2022
Voices of women and girls essential to fight for human rights
“Around the world, we see stigmatization, harassment and outright attacks used to silence and discredit women who are outspoken as leaders, community workers, human rights defenders and politicians,” said Peggy Hicks, Director of the Thematic...
LDP North Macedonia elects Monika Zajkova as first female leader (Picture: ALDE Party)
Thursday, November 24, 2022
LDP North Macedonia elects Monika Zajkova as first female leader
Monika Zajkova was elected as the new party leader of LDP, ALDE Party member party in North Macedonia, at the party’s 8th National Congress held under the slogan "United, brave, loud!" on Sunday 20 November in Skopje. Zajkova, a member of the North...
Empowerment Series for young parliamentarians: Briefing on youth, peace and security (IPU logo)
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Empowerment Series for young parliamentarians: Briefing on youth, peace and security
The United Nations Security Council resolution 2250 (2015) on Youth, Peace, and Security unanimously adopted in December 2015 was the first to recognize the essential role young people play in promoting and maintaining peace and security. Building...
During the week-long training in Kigali, the fellows unpacked all facets of being a young, African female leader (UNDP Picture)
Monday, November 21, 2022
Learning to lead: what does it mean to be a young, African, female leader?
Insights from the second cohort of African Young Women Leaders (AfYWL) fellows during a leadership training that took place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 17 to 21 October 2022. A leader is visionary, selfless and committed to transformation. She is...
International IDEA
Thursday, November 17, 2022
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