The Political Participation of Youth

The political participation of youth

 

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Occupy London
Friday, March 06, 2015
Webinar Youth for Democracy and Social Action
Traditional political institutions have undertaken efforts to become more accessible for young people and women yet it seems these efforts were not enough to break the hierarchical structure of these institutions. In both north and south, citizens...
Women in Egypt
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Egyptian women take to social media to expose harassers
Egyptian women have been using a number of hashtags — among them #Idon’tFeelSafeOnTheStreet, #AntiHarassment and #ExposeHarasser — on social networking sites to speak up about the daily sexual harassment they experience. These campaigns are part of...
Edelfriede Barbosa Almeida
Monday, January 19, 2015
The impact of Beijing: Gender equality as a political issue
Edelfride Barbosa Almeida is an economist and founding member of one of the first NGOs in Cabo Verde to promote gender equality, Morabi. She participated in the parallel forum of the Fourth World Conference on Women, held specifically for NGOs, in...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
UN Women: Knowledge management specialist (network facilitator, iKNOW politics)
Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women will work for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as...
Sunday, January 04, 2015
Somali Women Mobilizing for Peace
Following the downfall of President Siad Barre in 1991, a civil war broke out in Somalia between the factions. The internecine conflict has taken its heavy toll on all Somalis, but women in general face a disproportionate burden. With many men...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Interview with Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai's Message to Women Alicia Menendez and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai discuss why women need to get involved in politics and why politics should invest in women. To watch the video please click here
Friday, December 12, 2014
Book launch: Political ‘barriers to entry’ for women highlighted
South Asian writers avoid writing on gender issues, but Dr Anita Weiss rightly explained the political paths of domestic powers in South Asian countries and identified the power distribution, political priorities, identity and women empowerment...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Gambia: Women and Youth Edified in Political Participation
There is need to recognise the collective dignity of humanity and collaborate in creating an environment where all could grow and progress side-by-side towards the collaborative fulfillment of national aspirations. A vibrant democracy anywhere...
Monday, December 01, 2014
Fashola’s aide wants more women, youths in politics, Nigeria
AS the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries draw nearer, a House of Representatives aspirant, Honourable Fatai Olukoga, has urged more women and youths to participate in party politics. Olukoga, who is seeking to represent Ikorodu Federal...
Younger women and the 2015 election
Monday, November 24, 2014
Millennials, not Mumsnet: Younger women and the 2015 election (United Kingdom)
Should politicians be appearing on programmes like the X Factor to reach new audiences? Or should they be breaking down complex political subjects and putting them in simpler terms to get more potential voters interested? These were some of the...
Anette Trettebergstuen
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Anette Trettebergstuen
iKNOW Politics speaks with Anette Trettebergstuen, Member of parliament from Norway about including youth and wowmen in parliament and politics at large.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Hege Haukeland
iKNOW Politics speaks with Hege Haukeland, Member of Parliament from Norway, about women's political participation, women in parliament and the involvement of youth in politics.
Friday, November 07, 2014
Despite trailblazing victories by women, many girls reluctant to enter politics
 The midterm elections brought landmark victories for female candidates. North country voters elected the first female sheriff in New York and the youngest female congresswoman in U.S. history. Yet even with more women than ever sitting in positions...
Friday, November 07, 2014
Meet Elise Stefanik, the Youngest Woman Ever Elected to Congress
Republican Elise Stefanik has become the youngest woman elected to Congress in history, winning her race against Aaron Woolf in New York's 21st open district 56-32, ABC News projects. She's the first Republican to win the district, which had been...
Graça Sanches Member of Parliament Cabo Verde
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Graça Sanches
On the islands of the archipelago that make up Cabo Verde, a country off the coast of western Africa, she is a household name. One of youngest Members of Parliament in Cabo Verde, Graça Sanches became a parliamentarian at the age of 30. Raised in a...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Recording of webinar on young women in parliament
In light of the first IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians which brought together young members of parliaments, youth leaders from other walks of life and experts from across the world in a bid to “take democracy to task” 10-11 October...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
From barrier to enabler: how politics can help girls live up to their potential
Malala Yousefzai is the youngest Nobel laureate. Her prize is inspiring – it recognises her bravery and the importance of girls’ education.  But Yousefzai’s story includes violence that cannot be understood without awareness of the politics of weak...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Emerging Trends in Women’s Participation in Politics in Africa
Women have traditionally been marginalised from the structures of state that determine political and legislative  priorities. In recent years, Africa has witnessed rapid escalation in female political representation. This paper  illustrates the...

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