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May 20, 2022
#PanWomanity as the new #PanAfricanism: What can data tell us?
The inclusivity of women in politics and decision-making is steadily rising across Africa. This could be the last frontier for sustainable development in Africa. Africa has enormous potential to grow if it can take advantage of the untapped power that girls and women hold as societal and economic...
Youth civic and political participation: shaping our democracies and our fight on climate change - International IDEA
May 20, 2022
Youth civic and political participation: shaping our democracies and our fight on climate change
As the Chair of the Council of Member States of International IDEA, Canada, in collaboration with International IDEA, will host an in-person panel discussion on “Youth civic and political participation: shaping our democracies and our fight on climate change” on 2 June 2022, from 09:30 to 11:00....
Australia: Hey, guess what, guys? Women vote too – and they may decide the outcome of this election - The Conversation
May 19, 2022
Australia: Hey, guess what, guys? Women vote too – and they may decide the outcome of this election
Because “women’s issues” have been in the headlines over the last year, it may seem strange they have not been more prominent in the election campaign. Yet it is clear gender has played a crucial role in defining the choice voters will make in the 2022 election, and female voters may well prove...
Japan's Lower House to survey gender equality in Diet - NHK
May 16, 2022
Japan's Lower House to survey gender equality in Diet
Japan's Lower House of the Diet plans a questionnaire on women's participation in politics as the country largely lags behind in female representation in national parliaments. In Japan, female lawmakers account for only 9.7 percent of all those elected in last year's Lower House election. A survey...
Australia: Represent us! - Plan International Australia
May 16, 2022
Australia: Represent us!
Plan International Australia, in collaboration with YouGov, conducted a poll with a representative online sample of 1,034 Australian young women aged between 18 and 24 to gauge their views on the culture and diversity of representation in Australian politics. Around 26% of respondents identified as...
Understanding young people’s political participation - The Body Shop
May 13, 2022
Understanding young people’s political participation
Young people care – about our planet, our future and our political systems. In the last decade, young people have initiated social movements, tackling issues that impact their own lives and those of communities around the globe. They have done so with hope and optimism about the future, at a time...
Fiji: Young people, women encouraged to take part In this year’s elections  (Photo: Nicolette Chambers)
May 6, 2022
Fiji: Young people, women encouraged to take part In this year’s elections
Young eligible Fijians are encouraged to take part in the 2022 General Elections. Young eligible Fijians are encouraged to take part in the 2022 General Elections. United Nations Senior Peace and Development Advisor in the Pacific, Agus Wandi made this comment at the ‘2022 Fijian National Elections...
 Roof and flag of the Parliament of Australia in Canberra
May 6, 2022
Trends in the gender composition of the Australian parliament
How does the gender composition of the Australian parliament compare with parliaments around the world, and how has it changed over the past two decades International comparisons The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has published international rankings of women in national parliaments since 1997....
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April 29, 2022
Eighth global Conference of young parliamentarians
The annual IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians is a unique platform for young Members of Parliament to meet, exchange, learn and identify common and innovative strategies to advance youth empowerment. In 2022, no issue is more urgent and vital than action to curb climate change and...

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