The Political Participation of Youth

The political participation of youth


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Monday, July 10, 2023
Fatima Payman
Fatima Payman is a politician of Afghan descent who was born in Australia and currently serves as a Senator in the Australian Senate following the 2022 federal election. Affiliated with the Labor Party, she was officially elected to represent...
Finland’s prime minister Sanna Marin has had to defend her diplomacy and her dancing. Kimmo Brandt / EPA-EFE
Monday, January 09, 2023
From Queen Elizabeth to Sanna Marin, young women in politics have always faced prejudice
Two prime ministers meeting to discuss relations between their countries is standard practice in international politics. But New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern and Finland’s Sanna Marin had to defend a recent summit after a reporter asked whether they met...
Lynda Tabuya says she wants to use her popularity to promote more women to enter Fijian politics. (Mick Tsikas/AAP PHOTOS)
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Fight to get Fijian women in politics
Fijian women remain severely under-represented in politics. Only one in six of the more than 340 candidates putting their hand up for this month's election are women, a significant drop in the proportion of women since the previous poll in 2018....
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 17: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Monday, December 12, 2022
From Christine Lagarde to Giorgia Meloni: The most powerful women in politics in 2022
Nearly a quarter of the leaders on the 2022 Forbes List Of The World’s Most Powerful Women play a major role in politics and policy at a time when rising inflation, supply chain disruptions, and a looming climate crisis threaten geopolitical...
Finland's prime minister, Sanna Marin. Footage of her partying is ‘visible proof of the political strength of western liberalism’. Photograph: Kimmo Brandt/EPA
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Finland’s PM is a young woman in power. Her partying is the total opposite of disgrace
Sanna Marin is a symbol of feminist achievement that closet cultural-Putinists are fighting to contain Northern European politics rarely rates a mention in Australian media, but the young prime minister of Finland, Sanna Marin, has been making...
Fiji: Young people, women encouraged to take part In this year’s elections  (Photo: Nicolette Chambers)
Friday, May 06, 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...
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...
Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin poses during an interview with Reuters at her official residence, Kesaranta, in Helsinki, Finland January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Essi Lehto
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Finland's PM says young female government has been target of hate speech
Prime Minister Sanna Marin of Finland says she and her fellow young female ministers have been targeted with extensive hate speech for their gender and appearance while in office. "We can see that when you are young and female the hate speech that...
Thursday, July 09, 2020
Faces of 4 brilliant, youthful Kenyan women doing greatness behind progressive politics arena
The scenario in Kenyan politics, however, contravenes this adage that is worth making reference to if the role of women in the society is anything to go by- besides being many important things, they are nurturers. It does not need a keen eye to see...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Fatuma Gedi Ali
Fatuma Gedi Ali is a Member of the National Assembly in Kenya. She is the current Women representatives for Wajir County. She has been a member of Orange Democratic Movement since January 18th 2013. In 2013, when she was 26, she vied for a women...
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Fourth IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians
Inclusion is a foundational pillar for all state activities. It is the very purpose of parliaments. Despite trends towards a more inclusive, mobile and interdependent world, increased pressures to raise barriers between people are challenging the...
Monday, May 15, 2017
France: Half of Macron's legislative election candidates are women
The party of French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled the names of more than 400 candidates for the June legislative elections -- and half of them are women. At 39, Macron was sworn in on Sunday as the youngest president in France's history,...
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
First Human Rights Forum Focuses on Role of Youth in Public Decision-Making
Hundreds of youth activists, representatives from youth organizations, UN and government officials gathered at the United Nations Office in Geneva on November 21-22 to attend the first-ever Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law. The...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Fadumo Dayib
Once A Somali Refugee, Fadumo Dayib is Now Running As Somalia's First Female President. Click here to access the original interview. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: Fadumo Dayib is trying to do something no one has ever done before. Despite overwhelming odds,...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Felicity Blackburn
The Women's Campaign School (WCS) at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Monday, December 01, 2014
Fashola’s aide wants more women, youths in politics, Nigeria
AS the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries draw nearer, a House of Representatives aspirant, Honourable Fatai Olukoga, has urged more women and youths to participate in party politics. Olukoga, who is seeking to represent Ikorodu Federal...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
From barrier to enabler: how politics can help girls live up to their potential
Malala Yousefzai is the youngest Nobel laureate. Her prize is inspiring – it recognises her bravery and the importance of girls’ education.  But Yousefzai’s story includes violence that cannot be understood without awareness of the politics of weak...