The Political Participation of Youth

The political participation of youth


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 Voters queuing at a polling centre in Melbourne in May 2022. William WEST / AFP
Friday, June 10, 2022
More women and more diversity in new Australian parliament
All 151 seats in the House of Representatives and 40 of the 76 Senate seats were up for reelection in the recent Australian parliament elections. The Labor Party, led by Anthony Albanese, beat the incumbent Liberal/National coalition government....
Myanmar women take the lead in resisting the military - AFP/Getty Images
Wednesday, February 02, 2022
Myanmar women take the lead in resisting the military
The issue of gender equality in Myanmar is in the spotlight again. Women are on the frontlines of the anti-coup protests taking place since the junta ousted the civilian government a year ago. Since the Myanmar military brutally put down the mass...
La candidata del PPE, Roberta Metsola, será elegida este martes presidenta de la Eurocámara. Créditos: Europa Press
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Malta’s Roberta Metsola elected EU Parliament's third woman president
Centre-right Maltese lawmaker Roberta Metsola, chosen Tuesday as only the third woman to head the European Parliament, is viewed as a political moderate despite controversy over her anti-abortion stance. Elected on the day she turns 43, the...
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Mette Frederiksen becomes Denmark's youngest-ever prime minister
Mette Frederiksen, the leader of Denmark's center-left Socialist Democratic party, has announced that she will form a left-leaning, one-party minority government, making her the nation's youngest-ever prime minister. "It is with great pleasure I can...
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Meet the 32-year-old nurse who just became the youngest black woman in the US Congress
When the 116th Congress was sworn into office on Thursday, the class made history as the most diverse group ever with a record 127 women. Among those women was 32-year-old Democrat Lauren Underwood, who etched her name in the history book as the...
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Meet Kamissa Camara, Mali’s youngest and first female minister for foreign affairs
Recently- re-elected president of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita named 35-year-old Kamissa Camara as the minister for foreign affairs in his recent cabinet reshuffle. With a rich background in foreign affairs and policies, Camara becomes the first...
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Morocco’s young parliamentary fellows work to advance women’s political participation
It’s 8:30 AM and Fatiha* is walking into the Moroccan Parliament. In a few minutes, she’s scheduled to sit down with her member of parliament (MP) for their weekly one-on-one meeting. Fatiha plans to propose a new strategy to increase the MP’s...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake of Sri Lanka - Envoy on Youth
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Jayathma Wickramanayake of Sri Lanka as his next Envoy on Youth. She will succeed Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service in...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Maria Fleming
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...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Maryann Graf Von Luxburg
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, June 06, 2016
Manual for facilitators: breaking barriers and empowering young women to participate in democratic politics
This research aims to map young women’s political participation at the Local Government, Presidential and Parliamentary levels including university student bodies. It also aims to track the political engagement and participation of young female...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Melody Dziva
Melody Dziva is 29 years old. She is the youngest woman Member of Parliament in Zimbabwe, and she represents the Zanu PF Party which is the current party in power. Melody Dziva is the Deputy Secretary General for the Women Parliamentary Caucus of...
Younger women and the 2015 election
Monday, November 24, 2014
Millennials, not Mumsnet: Younger women and the 2015 election (United Kingdom)
Should politicians be appearing on programmes like the X Factor to reach new audiences? Or should they be breaking down complex political subjects and putting them in simpler terms to get more potential voters interested? These were some of the...
Friday, November 07, 2014
Meet Elise Stefanik, the Youngest Woman Ever Elected to Congress
Republican Elise Stefanik has become the youngest woman elected to Congress in history, winning her race against Aaron Woolf in New York's 21st open district 56-32, ABC News projects. She's the first Republican to win the district, which had been...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Marathon poll ends with highest ever turnout as women, youth throng booths, India
As polling ended on Monday, the 2014 elections recorded the highest ever turnout with 66.38 per cent voters casting their votes to elect 543 members of the 16th Lok Sabha, beating the previous high of 64.01 per cent in the 1984-85 elections. With...
Monday, September 03, 2012
Malaysia: PBB Youth welcomes candidates from women’s wing for GE
The Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Youth wing said it would welcome a woman candidate from the party’s Women’s wing in the 13th general election. Its chief Datuk Fadillah Yusof noted that during the last state election, PPB which formed the...