The Political Participation of Youth

The political participation of youth

 

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Friday, March 11, 2022
CSW 66: Policies to empower young women
No country today can claim to have achieved gender equality. Women account for half the world’s population, yet many face discrimination, social-economic barriers, cultural stereotypes and/or physical and sexual violence. According to IPU data,...
UNW Africa
Monday, March 07, 2022
2022 International Women’s Day celebrations: Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow, a young people’s perspective
The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, 2022 (IWD 2022) is, “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, recognizing the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation,...
Éliane Tillieux
Monday, February 28, 2022
Éliane Tillieux
Éliane Tillieux is the President of the Chamber of Representatives of Belgium. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings button for...
The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life is pictured next to Jumbo on Feb. 8. Cora Hartmann / The Tufts Daily - Circule
Friday, February 25, 2022
Young women of color continue to lead civic and political engagement
Our 2020 data showed that young Asian women, young Black women, and young Latinas were more likely to talk politics, participate in elections, and fight racism. In recent years, as youth have increased their civic and political participation both in...
Kenya: How female political aspirants are wooing voters - Credits: Nation
Monday, February 21, 2022
Kenya: How female political aspirants are wooing voters
Female aspirants seeking elective seats in the 2022 General Election have adopted varying strategies to woo voters. Esnahs Nyaramba, an aspirant for Kisii Woman County Representative has found mobilising youth to register for national identity cards...
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu. Photo/TWITTER/INECNIGERIA - The Guardian
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
In Nigeria, INEC, CSO collaborate to increase women, youths participation in politics
The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) says it is collaborating with the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre(PLAC), a Civil Society Organisation(CSO) towards increasing women and youths participation in politics. Prof. Sam Egwu, the INEC...
Women attend a protest as a part of the #MeToo movement on International Women's Day in Seoul, South Korea on March 8, 2018. (Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters)
Monday, February 14, 2022
The South Korean election’s gender conflict and the future of women voters
By Darcie Draudt In South Korea, gender equality and the feminism movement have become politicized and polarizing issues, especially among the younger generation, leading up to the March 9 presidential election. In January, South Korean presidential...
Training: LeadHerShip - Chwaraeteg
Tuesday, February 08, 2022
Training: LeadHerShip
Despite progress, women continue to be under-represented in positions of power and leadership in Government, Business, and public life. This picture is even worse for BAME women, LGBTQ+ women, disabled women, and women who experience additional...
Esperança Laurinda Francisco Nhiuane Bias
Monday, February 07, 2022
Esperança Bias
Esperança Laurinda Francisco Nhiuane Bias is the President of the Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the...
Renewing U.S. investments in women’s political leadership - Credits: Just Security
Thursday, February 03, 2022
Renewing U.S. investments in women’s political leadership
As part of last December’s Summit for Democracy, the Biden administration launched a wide range of commitments aimed at countering the troubling anti-democratic headwinds around the world. One of these pledges is the “Advancing Women’s & Girls’...
Myanmar women take the lead in resisting the military - AFP/Getty Images
Wednesday, February 02, 2022
Myanmar women take the lead in resisting the military
The issue of gender equality in Myanmar is in the spotlight again. Women are on the frontlines of the anti-coup protests taking place since the junta ousted the civilian government a year ago. Since the Myanmar military brutally put down the mass...
T he link between education and participation of women in  Indian politics / Picture: Observer Research Foundation
Monday, January 31, 2022
India: the link between education and participation of women in Indian politics
The gender disparity in politics is indicative of the of need to promote education amongst women, thus, enabling greater political participation. While numerous political advancements have occurred throughout the world in recent decades, the most...
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman/ Youth, women critical demographics for 2023 election - Credits: Daily Trust
Monday, January 31, 2022
Youth, women critical demographics for 2023 Nigerian election
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commissioner, Prof Mahmood Yakubu has called on the youth and women in the country to use the voting strength to positively impact the 2023 electoral process. Furthermore, the INEC boss said the two...
Kuviraa, building political engagement & leadership in young girls - Credits: Kuviraa
Friday, January 28, 2022
Kuviraa, building political engagement & leadership in young girls
Kuviraa, which means courageous women in multiple Indian languages, aims to work with young girls, especially from marginalised and minority communities, between the ages of 12 - 20 to change attitudes towards politics in India through the following...
Why are we more likely to send a woman to the European Parliament than the Dáil?. Credits: the Journal
Friday, January 28, 2022
Why are we more likely to send a woman to the European Parliament than the Dáil?
Parties will have ensure 40% of their candidates in the next general election are women if they want to avoid a funding cut. If the current government survives past the end of the year, political parties will be expected to ensure at least 40% of...
Abiodun Essiet - Credits: Daily Trust
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Nigeria: appointive positons serve as entry point for women in politics – Abiodun Essiet
By Rosemary Bassey Abiodun Essiet is the Special Adviser to the chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) on ICT/Civil Societies and Donor Agencies. She is a gender advocate, women leader of Nigeria Women Trust Fund (NWTF) and a public health...
This one’s for the boys: how gendered political socialization limits girls’ political ambition and interest  /Photo by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash
Thursday, January 27, 2022
This one’s for the boys: how gendered political socialization limits girls’ political ambition and interest
By Angela L. Bos, Jill S. Greenlee, Mirya R. Holman, Zoe M. Oxley and J. Celeste Lay This article develops and tests a new theoretical framework, gendered political socialization, which offers important insights into how children perceive gender in...
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Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Factsheet on Palestinian local elections – phase I 'women in election campaigns'
According to Palestinian Central Elections Commission data, the first phase of the 2021 local council elections showed the extent of women candidates in competing lists. Results indicated that the percentage of women who won through voting in lists...

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