The Political Participation of Youth

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In Peru, technology brings young people into politics (Picture: UNDP)
Monday, September 26, 2022
In Peru, technology brings young people into politics
In Peru, about 68 percent of young people have expressed an interest in politics, and about a third have volunteered, donated and advocated on behalf of initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result young people have mobilized to fight...
Afghan MPs listen to the President address parliament in 2017, Kabul
© Haroon Sabawoon/ Anadolu Agency via AFP
Wednesday, July 06, 2022
International Day of Parliamentarism 2022: More diversity, slightly fewer functioning parliaments
On the eve of the International Day of Parliamentarism and the IPU’s 133rd anniversary on 30 June, a snapshot of the state of parliaments and parliamentarians offers mixed results. According to the latest IPU figures, some parliaments are becoming...
Participants of the academy during registration. Khartoum, Sudan by International IDEA.
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
International IDEA launches the "Young Women’s Democracy Academy" in Sudan
The Young Women’s Democracy Academy (YWDA) is a three-month capacity-building programme dedicated to empowering young women between the ages of 18 and 24 with the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance their political participation. The Academy...
T he link between education and participation of women in  Indian politics / Picture: Observer Research Foundation
Monday, January 31, 2022
India: the link between education and participation of women in Indian politics
The gender disparity in politics is indicative of the of need to promote education amongst women, thus, enabling greater political participation. While numerous political advancements have occurred throughout the world in recent decades, the most...
In Pakistan, women’s maximum participation in local government polls stressed  Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
In Pakistan, women’s maximum participation in local government polls stressed
South Asia Partnership (SAP) Pakistan and Aurat Foundation held a convention on women’s political participation in Pakistan on Saturday. The focus was on women in local government. Dorab Patel Auditorium at Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP...
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra released the first list of candidates for UP polls on Thursday - Hindustan Times
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Indian UP assembly election 2022: Congress releases first list of 125 candidates, 50 of them women
Congress' Uttar Pradesh in-charge and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been leading the charge in the state. She has made several populist announcements and started direct interactions with women after not left with any strong base in the...
Markus Winkler on Unsplash
Thursday, December 30, 2021
In Jamaica, G2K wants more youth, women in cabinet and parliament
Following Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ announcement last Thursday of an impending Cabinet shuffle early in the new year, members of Generation 2000 (G2K) – the Jamaica Labour Party’s young professional affiliates’ group – have backed calls for...
Labor councillor for Kiama, Imogen Draisma, 22, wants the council to better reflect the community it represents.(ABC Illawarra: Ainslie Drewitt-Smith)
Monday, December 27, 2021
In Australia, one of NSW's youngest female politicians calls for diversity as she enters local government
A sea of change is washing across New South Wales local government as more women and young people take up seats as councillors. Until recently, 22-year-old Imogen Draisma could not see herself reflected in the local council running her home city of...
Adila Yarmuhammad hopes to bring change to federal parliament, which she says is dominated by white men.(Supplied) - ABC News
Thursday, December 16, 2021
In Autralia, launch of an alliance of young, diverse people to run in 2022 federal election
At just 21 years old, Adila Yarmuhammad believes she will be the youngest Muslim woman running in the 2022 federal election. She aims to secure a seat in Australia's parliament, but she knows she's inexperienced. "Even just running [for a seat] is...
Young women are still being deterred from political careers. It’s time for change (copyright: women’s agenda)
Friday, November 19, 2021
In Australia, young women are still being deterred from political careers: it’s time for change
By Ashleigh Streeter-Jones “Picture this: a young girl in a study of society class being told that as of 2015, female representation in parliament was a mere 30 per cent and that all the media could care about was the way each of those women looked...
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...
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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...

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