The Political Participation of Youth

The political participation of youth

 

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Thursday, November 21, 2013
International Women Conference 2013
The primary interest of this conference is a knowledge-based sociological change. Driven by globalization, the challenge that we face today is how to make the best use of the educational and economic opportunities available to women and what can...
Thursday, November 07, 2013
UN Women Executive Director to stress urgent need for protection of women and girls in emergencies and women’s empowerment and full participation
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will meet with key stakeholders and attend a series of high-level conferences during a week-long mission to London and Oslo from 11-15 November, 2013, on her first visit to Europe since her...
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Only Woman Running for Afghan President Gets Disqualified
Khadija Ghaznawi says she knows exactly how to end the long-simmering conflict in Afghanistan: build more factories. A logistics company owner by profession and peace activist on the side, Ghaznawi says that if the government had been diligent about...
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Zimbabwe: Youth in Politics - Zimbabwe's Youngest Female Parliamentarian
No less than 35 percent of the newly elected MPs in Zimbabwe are women, thanks to a special electoral quota system to increase women's representation in Parliament. At age 29, Tionei Melody Dziva is the youngest of them. She has a strong desire to...
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.

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