The Political Participation of Youth

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Run GenZ members, from left to right, Ebo Entsuah, Roxy Ndebumadu, Caleb Hanna and Braxton Mitchell - CNN
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Gen Z and millennial conservatives seek to recruit and mentor young, diverse candidates
When Roxy Ndebumadu, a Black conservative woman, ran for city council in Bowie, Maryland, at age 26, it was hard to find mentorship from elected officials of similar backgrounds. "My, I guess you would say, makeup is very unique," Ndebumadu told CNN...
Labor councillor for Kiama, Imogen Draisma, 22, wants the council to better reflect the community it represents.(ABC Illawarra: Ainslie Drewitt-Smith)
Monday, December 27, 2021
In Australia, one of NSW's youngest female politicians calls for diversity as she enters local government
A sea of change is washing across New South Wales local government as more women and young people take up seats as councillors. Until recently, 22-year-old Imogen Draisma could not see herself reflected in the local council running her home city of...
Podcast: muslim women in politics - Me and my muslim friends (WUNC)
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Podcast: muslim women in politics
In this continuation of a conversation from the last episode, host Yasmin Bendaas explores the challenges of being a Muslim woman in today's political landscape with Durham County Commissioner Nida Allam and grassroots organizer Leila Ali of Muslim...
IPU’s I Say Yes to Youth in Parliament! campaign goes global - Copyright: IPU
Friday, December 17, 2021
IPU’s I Say Yes to Youth in Parliament! campaign goes global
Just over ten years ago, IPU Member Parliaments adopted a landmark resolution on youth participation to encourage the rejuvenation of parliaments. Since then, parliaments from around the world have made some limited progress in its implementation....
Adila Yarmuhammad hopes to bring change to federal parliament, which she says is dominated by white men.(Supplied) - ABC News
Thursday, December 16, 2021
In Autralia, launch of an alliance of young, diverse people to run in 2022 federal election
At just 21 years old, Adila Yarmuhammad believes she will be the youngest Muslim woman running in the 2022 federal election. She aims to secure a seat in Australia's parliament, but she knows she's inexperienced. "Even just running [for a seat] is...
Tuesday, December 07, 2021
The chilling effect: hate, misogyny and the digital information disorder
Although the digital space continues to extend the promise of extraordinary opportunities for expanding the voice and agency of women, girls and marginalized groups, it has fallen short of our ideals. It has enabled the transfer to the online space...
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Dialogue forum on young women’s participation in politics & decision-making in African Union member states: from policy to action
UN Women will convene a continental multi-stakeholder policy dialogue platform on 30 November 2021 on the state of young women’s participation in politics and decision-making processes in Africa, promising practices, challenges and opportunities....
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern//IPU
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Women in politics in New Zealand: here’s what they are doing right
New Zealand was the first country in the world where women won the right to vote and it’s now a leader for gender parity in politics. Following the October 2020 elections, Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Jacinda Ardern leads the most diverse government in...
Sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliaments in Africa (IPU)
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliaments in Africa
The present regional study, the second in the series, focuses on parliaments in Africa and was carried out in partnership with the African Parliamentary Union (APU). It is based on confidential interviews conducted with 224 women parliamentarians...
Widespread sexism and violence against women in African parliaments according to new IPU report (IPU)
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Widespread sexism and violence against women in African parliaments according to new IPU report
A new study by the IPU and the African Parliamentary Union (APU) shows that sexism, harassment and violence against women are ubiquitous in parliaments across Africa. This is the second in a series of IPU regional studies, following a 2018 report on...
Participants in New Bern's 2017 Women's March hold up signs in support of women's equality.  TODD WETHERINGTON / SUN JOURNAL STAFF
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Craven County women have ground to make up in elected positions. Men still dominate boards
On Thursday night, the Craven County GOP elected Sarah Benischek as the party's new chairman. The announcement marked a victory for women in local politics after a recent report found women are not represented equally to their male counterparts. ...
Young women are still being deterred from political careers. It’s time for change (copyright: women’s agenda)
Friday, November 19, 2021
In Australia, young women are still being deterred from political careers: it’s time for change
By Ashleigh Streeter-Jones “Picture this: a young girl in a study of society class being told that as of 2015, female representation in parliament was a mere 30 per cent and that all the media could care about was the way each of those women looked...
Cathy Mohlahlana - Moderator (Copyright: Mail & Guardian)
Friday, November 12, 2021
SA needs more youth and women political participation
By Lucas Ledwaba Statistics suggest women and youth dominate the country’s population, but with the local government election just weeks away the question of their participation in decision making remains a contested issue. The Independent Electoral...
The Bundestag on October, 25, 2021. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / AFP - Inter-Parliamentary Union)
Friday, November 12, 2021
New German Parliament is younger and more female
As the new German Bundestag sits for the first time on 26 October, IPU data shows that it has more women MPs and that the number of young MPs has significantly increased compared with the previous legislature elected in 2017. IPU Parline data shows...
The Star
Tuesday, August 03, 2021
Youth group to hold women-only mock parliament to promote female participation in politics
PETALING JAYA: A Young Women’s Parliament will be held next month, with 222 young delegates debating policies on women’s issues, gender equality, social issues and more in a bid to encourage more female participation in politics and policymaking....
New members of government are sworn in on Monday at a ceremony attended by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez (3rd l) and King Felipe VI (c).BALLESTEROS / EFE
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
In sweeping reshuffle, Spain’s Pedro Sánchez names younger Cabinet with more women
The Socialist leader hopes the changes will help focus on the economic recovery and smooth thorny issues such as Catalan independence before Spaniards vote in the next election. Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has carried out a sweeping Cabinet...
UN Women
Thursday, July 08, 2021
Global leaders discuss ambitious and urgent actions to accelerate progress on women’s leadership
At a high-level event on the second day of the landmark Generation Equality Forum in Paris, UN Women, in partnership with the Council of Women World Leaders, convened world leaders to discuss ambitious and urgent actions to ensure that women and...
Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dình Hue chairing the National Election Council's seventh meetingin Hanoi on Thursday (June 10, 2021). - Vietnam News/ANN
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
499 deputies elected for new tenure of Vietnamese parliament
HANOI, June 11 (Xinhua): A total of 499 out of 866 candidates have been elected to the 15th National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam, the country's top legislative body, for the 2021-2026 tenure, the country's National Election Council announced at a press...

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