The Political Participation of Youth

The political participation of youth

 

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Violence, resistance and commitment to peace define the situation of Kurdish women today
Judith Prat, documentary photographer, has recently published an article on the sustained political struggle of Kurdish women. The article builds upon an interview with Cemile Akgun (vid. Photo) from the association “Mothers for Peace”. After the...
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
#YouthStats: Public and Civic Participation
· Young people are not at the center of political decision making even though almost half the world’s population is under 30 years old. [UNDP, 2013, http://bit.ly/1dd2a2L]   · Globally, less than 6% of the parliamentarians are under 35 years old [...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Pam Damoff
Pam Damoff is a business professional and community activist who has served as a Town Councillor in Oakville since 2010. Her extensive public service is combined with over 27 years of corporate experience on Bay Street. She has been elected to...
Thursday, April 21, 2016
The outcome document of the IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians 2016
Co-organized by the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) and the National Assembly of Zambia, and building on the theme “Agenda 2030: Youth leading the way, leaving no one behind”, the third edition of the IPU’s Global Conference of Young...
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Sheila Malcolmson
Sheila Malcolmson is a Member of Parliament in Canada and the New Democratic Party’s Status of Women Spokesperson. This interview was conducted during the Inter-parliamentary Union annual parliamentary day meeting, in cooperation with UN Women on 15...
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Swiss youth calls for a National Youth Parliament
The annual general meeting of the Swiss Association of Youth Parliaments, held in Lucerne on 2 April 2016, gathered 150 young people. During the meeting, delegates voted in favor of a national body that would give all youth between the ages of 14...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Photo report to commemorate International Women's Day
The Huffington Post published recently a compilation of 60 photographs of women protesting around the world. Based on reports by UN Women, the article departs from the fact that women are generally underrepresented in electoral and institutional...
Friday, April 01, 2016
Stuart Donaldson
Scotland entered into a political union with England in 1707, and as a country within the United Kingdom (UK), it has since then sent representatives to the UK Parliament at Westminster in London. Currently, 59 Members of Parliament (MPs) from...
Thursday, March 24, 2016
IPU report shows an under-representation of youth in parliaments worldwide
Engaging young people in politics is an important pillar to strengthening democracies. With an estimated 1.2 billion people aged from 15 to 24 worldwide, justice and democratic legitimacy demand more than a token youth presence in parliament. People...
Friday, March 18, 2016
Youth leaders gather for the first Youth Forum at the CSW
On March 11 and 12, 2016, the first ever Youth Forum at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was held in New York. Organized by UN Women, YWCA, the UN Inter-agency Network on Youth Development's Working Group on Youth and Gender Equality and...
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and UN Women's Executive Director join forces for gender equality
During a High-level event on March 16, 2016 on how to achieve gender equality during the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations Headquarters, the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and the Executive Director of UN...
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Naushalya Rajapaksha
Following the August 2015 General Election in her country, Naushalya comments on the challenges women face in politics in Sri Lanka and the reasons that might deter women from getting involved in politics. She also gives valuable advice to the...
Monday, March 07, 2016
NDI launches Arabic language E-learning Platform
On March 2, 2016, the National Democratic Institute launched its new Arabic-language e-learning and training platform “Taalam Shaarek”, which means “learn participate” in English. The platform allows citizens to build their civic and political...
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
CSW60 Youth Forum
UN Women and YWCA will host the CSW60 Youth Forum on March 11th and 12th 2016, a few days before the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 60 starts in New York. This forum, a first of its kind, will be open to all young women and young men...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The world's youngest Minister at the Global Women's Forum Dubai
The Global Women’s Forum Dubai 2016 was held at the Madinat Jumeirah on February 23 and 24, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; and led by Her...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Kerryann F. Ifill
On top of being the first woman president of the Senate of Barbados, Kerryann F. Ifill is also the first person with a disability and the youngest to ever hold the position. This interview was conducted at the 133rd IPU Assembly. 
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Melody Dziva
Melody Dziva is 29 years old. She is the youngest woman Member of Parliament in Zimbabwe, and she represents the Zanu PF Party which is the current party in power. Melody Dziva is the Deputy Secretary General for the Women Parliamentary Caucus of...
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Eight new ministers in UAE cabinet including five women
The announcement of the 12th United Arab Emirates (UAE) cabinet resulted in eight new ministers, including five women. The average age of the 29 cabinet ministers, of which eight are women, is 38 years old. "There is no nation that believes in their...

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