The Political Participation of Youth

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Women MPs at the 144th IPU Assembly in Madrid 2021 (Picture IPU)
Friday, September 30, 2022
Generation Equality: IPU milestones one year on
The IPU has made bold commitments and taken steps towards ensuring women and girls’ voices are heard in decision-making, and that young women are politically empowered. The IPU collaborates with strong partners such as the Generation Equality Forum...
Musical act during the graduation of YWDA, Khartoum, Sudan-09-08-2022. Image credit: International IDEA
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Graduation of Sudan's young women democracy academy (YWDA)
International IDEA Sudan’s programme celebrated the graduation of the first batch from the Young Women Democracy Academy (YWDA) on 9 August 2022. The event took place in the International IDEA office, and it was attended by the Swedish Ambassador to...
Global parliamentary report 2022: Public engagement in the work of parliament (Picture: UNDP)
Wednesday, June 01, 2022
Global parliamentary report 2022: Public engagement in the work of parliament
The third Global Parliamentary Report examines public engagement in the work of parliament. This report takes a detailed look at why engagement matters and how parliaments globally are engaging with the people they represent. It outlines trends and...
Guyana Parliament reaches out to youth - IPU
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Guyana Parliament reaches out to youth
In a good example of parliamentary outreach to young people, the second edition of the Guyana National Youth Debating Competition takes place on Friday, 8 April. Some 16 youth groups will participate in the event with the objective of connecting...
Dr Hannah Bissiw - Ghana Business
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Ghana: Encourage women to partake in active politics – Hannah Bissiw
The National Women Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr Louisa Hannah Bissiw, has called on the women leadership of political parties to mentor young ladies in and out of tertiary education to partake in active politics. She...
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...
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...
not too young to run
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Global Campaign Promoting Right of Young People to Run for Public Office
Today the global campaign Not Too Young To Run was launched at the first United Nations Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law taking place at United Nations Geneva.  The campaign, launched by a partnership consisting of the Office of...
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Global Leader's Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
Last Sunday, 27 September, took place at the United Nations Headquarters of New York a historic gathering to promote the political, social, and economic empowerment of women at the global level. The meeting was co-hosted by the People’s Republic of...
UNDP youth strategy
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Gender Equality Strategy 2014 - 2017
Gender equality and the empowerment of women are at the heart of UNDP’s development mandate. First and foremost, gender equality is a matter of human rights. It is also a driver of development progress. Unless women and girls are able to fully...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Gambia: Women and Youth Edified in Political Participation
There is need to recognise the collective dignity of humanity and collaborate in creating an environment where all could grow and progress side-by-side towards the collaborative fulfillment of national aspirations. A vibrant democracy anywhere...
Graça Sanches Member of Parliament Cabo Verde
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Graça Sanches
On the islands of the archipelago that make up Cabo Verde, a country off the coast of western Africa, she is a household name. One of youngest Members of Parliament in Cabo Verde, Graça Sanches became a parliamentarian at the age of 30. Raised in a...
Girls Matter
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Girl guides venture into the political jungle: Movement calls for school lessons in 'body confidence' and equal numbers of men and women in Parliament in first manifesto
The Girl Guides once taught young women to cope away from civilisation with camping trips and nature skills. Now, they are more concerned with helping them face the challenges of modern life. The youth group yesterday took its first step into...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Group raises funds for website with council candidates' profiles, Canada
The top candidates for Toronto’s mayoral race and where they stand on key issues are well known, but the odds are that few people know who is running for city council in their ward. A non-partisan group of approximately 15 youth is looking to change...
Monday, July 07, 2014
Grybauskaite discussed with the youth the reasons behind corruption
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite attended the opening ceremony of the Transparency International summer school against corruption and discussed with the youth about the reasons behind corruption and measures contributing to seek for greater...