The Political Participation of Youth

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New members of government are sworn in on Monday at a ceremony attended by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez (3rd l) and King Felipe VI (c).BALLESTEROS / EFE
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
In sweeping reshuffle, Spain’s Pedro Sánchez names younger Cabinet with more women
The Socialist leader hopes the changes will help focus on the economic recovery and smooth thorny issues such as Catalan independence before Spaniards vote in the next election. Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has carried out a sweeping Cabinet...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
IPU celebrates 10 years of empowering youth
On 12 August, International Youth Day 2020, the IPU celebrates the 10th anniversary of its resolution, Youth participation in the democratic process. Adopted by IPU Member Parliaments in 2010 in Thailand, the resolution is a call to action to...
Thursday, December 06, 2018
IPU: The fifth global conference of young parliamentarians
Decisions made today shape tomorrow and have an impact on several generations to come. Young parliamentarians have repeatedly called for there to be “No decisions about youth, without youth”. The same can be said for future generations. Although the...
Thursday, May 10, 2018
International IDEA Report: The Global State of Democracy 2017
Today’s political landscape poses complex global challenges to democracies. The landscape is shaped by globalization, geopolitical power shifts, changing roles and structures of (supra)national organizations and institutions, and the rise in modern...
Friday, April 20, 2018
It's Time: Addressing Sexual Violence in Political Institutions
Join  Young Women's Leadership Network as they release the research and resources on addressing sexual violence within political institutions. With a provincial election on the horizon in Ontario, it's time for political institutions to take...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
International IDEA introduces the Youth Democracy Academy
International IDEA’s Youth Democracy Academy is designed to ensure that young women and men, too often marginalized from political processes, are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively participate in, and contribute to, the...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
If Girls Ran the World
This October, thousands of women will join in a one of a kind adventure to collectively and virtually run around the world to benefit charities that empower girls globally.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
IPU report shows an under-representation of youth in parliaments worldwide
Engaging young people in politics is an important pillar to strengthening democracies. With an estimated 1.2 billion people aged from 15 to 24 worldwide, justice and democratic legitimacy demand more than a token youth presence in parliament. People...
Monday, March 30, 2015
IV Youth Forum (Foro de Jóvenes de las Américas)
This year the youth of the region will be the stars of the Youth Forum of the Americas as social actors, within the framework of the Summit of the Americas. The IV Forum to be held during the 8th and April 9th, is the official event of the VII...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Interview with Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai's Message to Women Alicia Menendez and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai discuss why women need to get involved in politics and why politics should invest in women. To watch the video please click here
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
It’s the Family, Stupid? Not Quite...How Traditional Gender Roles Do Not Affect Women’s Political Ambition
Following Chelsea Clinton’s pregnancy announcement in April of 2014, media outlets speculated whether the future grandchild to Hillary Clinton would impact her potential presidential campaign in 2016. In this research paper, Jennifer Lawless...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Interview with Saeed Haqiqi, Afghanistan
Saeed Haqiqi is a journalist and writer from Herat. What are the important achievements in Afghanistan today? The best development has been the growth of a democratic political atmosphere. We now have the elections, human rights laws and standards...
Thursday, November 21, 2013
International Women Conference 2013
The primary interest of this conference is a knowledge-based sociological change. Driven by globalization, the challenge that we face today is how to make the best use of the educational and economic opportunities available to women and what can...
Monday, July 09, 2012
Increasing young women’s engagement in political parties (2012-07-09 - 2012-07-30)
How do we get more young women engaging in political parties? The Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy will be examining this question at its Copenhagen Seminar on Women in Politics in September 2012, for which a background paper will be...
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
India: NCP opens doors for young women
The Nationalist Congress Party is the only political party in the country to have separate wing for young women that was formerly launched by Rajya Sabha member Supriya Sule. "This is a great opportunity for young women to make their presence felt...