The Political Participation of Youth

The political participation of youth

 

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Barillari: ‘Elect Her’ initiative supports need for women in politics on SU campus
Her: A simple pronoun and basic linguistic tool in the everyday English vernacular. But, in the context of women in politics, “her” is more than a grammatical component. It is a symbol of slowly rising equality in representation — too slowly, in...
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Elena Schuck
When feminism means political engagement I can say that the subject of politics has always provoked me, in a good and a bad way. I have always liked to discuss it, but at the same time I would be very disappointed with several of its issues. I was...
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Why don't young women stay in UK politics?
Lots of vibrant young women enter UK politics - but only a few of them stand the test of time. Twenty-five year-old Charlotte Henry, a former Liberal Democrat candidate in the May 2010 London Assembly election and political blogger, explores why,...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Women in the New Tunisia
United Nations, New York - Tunisia -- a country in transition. But while the Revolution brought justice for one young woman, the struggle is ongoing to make sure rights for ALL women are preserved in the new Tunisia. Here's our story.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Emerging Voices: Young Women in Lebanese Politics
Although Lebanon is known in the Middle East for its relative political openness and for the degree of freedom Lebanese women enjoy, it paradoxically has one of the lowest rates of women’s political engagement in the region. This report examines the...
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Uganda: 19-Year-Old Woman Is Africa’s Youngest Legislator
19-year-old Proscovia Alengot Oromait is now the youngest Member of Parliament in African history after running for and winning the MP position left vacant by her father in Usuk County of eastern Uganda. The teenager had been planning to go to...
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Kenya: Ngilu Launches Bid for Top Seat
Water and Irrigation Minister Charity Ngilu launched her presidential bid on Sunday and pledged to focus on women and the youth empowerment if elected Kenya's fourth President in next year's General Elections. Launching her bid on the Narc party at...
Monday, September 03, 2012
Malaysia: PBB Youth welcomes candidates from women’s wing for GE
The Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Youth wing said it would welcome a woman candidate from the party’s Women’s wing in the 13th general election. Its chief Datuk Fadillah Yusof noted that during the last state election, PPB which formed the...
Friday, August 17, 2012
Korea: Ban: leadership of young women crucial to advance development worldwide
The empowerment of young women is key for advancing development around the world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, adding that it is a priority for the United Nations to encourage their active participation in society. “The lack of women’s...
Friday, July 20, 2012
NDI: Pakistani Women and Young People Work on Political Skills
Photo credit: NDI According to some estimates, more than 60 percent of Pakistanis are under the age of 35. Yet women and young people seldom have leadership opportunities or seats on decision making bodies.     To help enhance their...
Monday, July 09, 2012
Increasing young women’s engagement in political parties (2012-07-09 - 2012-07-30)
How do we get more young women engaging in political parties? The Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy will be examining this question at its Copenhagen Seminar on Women in Politics in September 2012, for which a background paper will be...
Monday, July 09, 2012
Pakistan: Women's Rights Activist Fareeda 'Kokikhel' Afridi Shot Dead in Peshawar
Fareeda 'Kokikhel' Afridi, director of the Society for Appraisal and Women Empowerment in Rural Areas (Sawera), a Pakistani non-governmental organisation dedicated to women's rights, has been murdered in a tribal area. Afridi was shot once in the...
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
India: NCP opens doors for young women
The Nationalist Congress Party is the only political party in the country to have separate wing for young women that was formerly launched by Rajya Sabha member Supriya Sule. "This is a great opportunity for young women to make their presence felt...
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Cross Cutting Issues
The following information has been collected by the iKNOW Politics network and covers several issue areas.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Voices of a Revolution: Conversations with Tunisia’s Youth
Based on a series of ten focus groups conducted in March 2011, this report explores young Tunisians‘opinions of the recent events that led to the overthrow of the Ben Ali regime and of the political transition underway. Main findings include the...
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
The Impact of Illiteracy on Young Women's Political Participation
In electoral and decision-making processes, women - and especially young women - often find themselves spectators rather than active participants. While there are many factors at play, non-education stands out as one of the key reasons for the lack...
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Confidence, Capacity, Connections: A Young Woman's Guide to Leadership
Whether you are part of an established organization or association, an aspiring politician, an individual with a project idea or someone struggling to balance too many roles and responsibilities in your life, this guide is designed to provide you...
Monday, June 29, 2009
The Involvement of Young Women in Politics
This consolidated response highlights the skills and techniques that young women can use to get involved and gain recognition in politics. The response specifically highlights the importance of developing strong communications skills, building...

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