The Political Participation of Youth

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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 30: (L-R) Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland and Prime Minster ... [+]GETTY IMAGES
Thursday, December 01, 2022
Experts React To Question On Prime Ministers Meeting “Because Of Their Age”
A question asked to New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, to justify why she was meeting with Finland’s leader, Sanna Marin sparked debate around the world on Wednesday. The reporter asked, “[is it] just because you're similar in age and,...
Empowerment Series for young parliamentarians: Briefing on youth, peace and security (IPU logo)
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Empowerment Series for young parliamentarians: Briefing on youth, peace and security
The United Nations Security Council resolution 2250 (2015) on Youth, Peace, and Security unanimously adopted in December 2015 was the first to recognize the essential role young people play in promoting and maintaining peace and security. Building...
Equal power now: Girls, young women and political participation
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Equal power now: Girls, young women and political participation
This year’s State of the World’s Girls report is focused on girls’ and young women’s political participation. It explores their attitudes towards, and experiences of, political and civic participation and institutions, across many different...
Empowerment Series for young parliamentarians: Briefing on youth empowerment and political participation (IPU)
Monday, August 08, 2022
Empowerment Series for young parliamentarians: Briefing on youth empowerment and political participation
Just over ten years ago, IPU Member Parliaments adopted a landmark resolution on youth participation in the democratic process, declaring that achieving meaningful democracy requires the full and active participation of young people and youth...
Enhancing inclusive political participation and representation in Africa (Picture: International IDEA)
Friday, August 05, 2022
Enhancing inclusive political participation and representation in Africa
Africa has made significant progress in enhancing inclusive political participation and representation, mostly for women, youth and people living with disabilities. This report unpacks the trends and challenges of inclusive participation in Africa....
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Friday, 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...
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...
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...
Among the three new state Assemblies being analysed here, only Kerala recorded a marginal increase in seats for women from 8 to 11.
Friday, May 07, 2021
Explained: Share of women, youth in new state Assemblies
The age and gender profiles of 3 of the newly elected Assemblies show that the share of women MLAs is unchanged in West Bengal, has grown slightly in Kerala, and fallen in Tamil Nadu. West Bengal has more young MLAs than earlier while the other two...
Friday, October 30, 2020
Electing more women is focus of youth social campaign in Georgia
UNDP and Sweden support awareness-raising among first-time voters. The upcoming parliamentary elections offer Georgia a chance to vote more women into office, overcoming a long-standing gender disparity in political representation. In support of...
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Engaging young people and women in European Parliament elections
This Discussion Paper puts together relevant data on the inclusion of young people and women in European Parliament elections. It is focused on two pitfalls of EU electoral democracy: voter absenteeism on the part of young people, and the under-...
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Eight new ministers in UAE cabinet including five women
The announcement of the 12th United Arab Emirates (UAE) cabinet resulted in eight new ministers, including five women. The average age of the 29 cabinet ministers, of which eight are women, is 38 years old. "There is no nation that believes in their...
Women in Egypt
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Egyptian women take to social media to expose harassers
Egyptian women have been using a number of hashtags — among them #Idon’tFeelSafeOnTheStreet, #AntiHarassment and #ExposeHarasser — on social networking sites to speak up about the daily sexual harassment they experience. These campaigns are part of...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Emerging Trends in Women’s Participation in Politics in Africa
Women have traditionally been marginalised from the structures of state that determine political and legislative  priorities. In recent years, Africa has witnessed rapid escalation in female political representation. This paper  illustrates the...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Emily Benn: What I can offer British politics
Emily Benn, the 24 year-old granddaughter of the late Labour grandee Tony Benn, is poised to become the fifth generation of her family to sit in the Commons. In this article she explains why she's running. "It would of course be silly to suggest...
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Egypt women: Rights on paper, not yet on ground
Women activists say they won a major step forward with Egypt's new constitution, which enshrined greater rights for women. But months after its passage, they're worrying whether those rights will be implemented or will turn out to be merely ink on...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Enhancing youth political participation throughout the electoral cycle
The inclusion of youth in formal politics is important, as the 2011/2012 arab States popular uprisings and various occupy movements have demonstrated. In countries in transition, fresh ideas and new leadership can help to overcome authoritarian...
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...

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