The Political Participation of Youth

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Sol Arrúa, recién graduada de la Academia de Formación Política para Mujeres Líderes.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Sol Arrúa: The rippling impact of empowering young women in Paraguay
Polite, buoyant, and idealist: In many ways, Sol Arrúa comes across as a regular 21-year-old. However, as soon as we bring up the subjects of politics and leadership, which she is most passionate about, it becomes clear that there is much more about...
Friday, December 13, 2019
She’s 16 and wants to be President: Meet the teenagers planning their campaigns
Research shows that Generation Z is the first in which women are more likely than their male peers to be engaged in politics. Here’s what some of them told the The New York Times. Abby Cumming-Vukovic is going to be a state representative. You can...
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
South Africa's president names Cabinet that is 50% women
South Africa's president on Wednesday named a trimmed-down Cabinet that is 50% women, making the country's one of few in the world to be "gender-balanced." President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement followed similar moves by Ethiopia and Rwanda last...
Friday, August 03, 2018
Sharren Haskel
Sharren Miriam Haskel is a Member of the Israeli Parliament (the Knesset). She is the second youngest member of the 20th Knesset. This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global...
Monday, March 12, 2018
Side Event at CSW 62 on gender and youth quotas: Complementary or in competition?
Both women’s and youth representation are key to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 16 and the promotion of democracy through inclusive institutions and societies. IPU data show that the proportion of women in parliament is...
youth in politics
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Summary of the e-Discussion on Youth Political Participation
From 3 April to 8 May 2017, iKNOW Politics hosted an e-Discussion in collaboration with UNDP4YOUTH on Youth Political Participation. Fifteen participants from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Arab region, the Americas, and Europe engaged in the online debate...
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Sheila Malcolmson
Sheila Malcolmson is a Member of Parliament in Canada and the New Democratic Party’s Status of Women Spokesperson. This interview was conducted during the Inter-parliamentary Union annual parliamentary day meeting, in cooperation with UN Women on 15...
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Swiss youth calls for a National Youth Parliament
The annual general meeting of the Swiss Association of Youth Parliaments, held in Lucerne on 2 April 2016, gathered 150 young people. During the meeting, delegates voted in favor of a national body that would give all youth between the ages of 14...
Friday, April 01, 2016
Stuart Donaldson
Scotland entered into a political union with England in 1707, and as a country within the United Kingdom (UK), it has since then sent representatives to the UK Parliament at Westminster in London. Currently, 59 Members of Parliament (MPs) from...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Shamma Al Mazrui is the UAE's Youth Affairs Minister at age 22
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, announced the appointment of Shamma Al Mazrui as Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Head of the Youth...
Monday, April 13, 2015
Senior Programme Officer – West Africa
Context West Africa is a key growth region for IDEA in Africa. It is the most populous region of the continent and home to the most populous African country, Nigeria. It is also home to ECOWAS, UEMOA and enjoys the status of being the fastest...
Sunday, January 04, 2015
Somali Women Mobilizing for Peace
Following the downfall of President Siad Barre in 1991, a civil war broke out in Somalia between the factions. The internecine conflict has taken its heavy toll on all Somalis, but women in general face a disproportionate burden. With many men...
The political participation of youth
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Summary of the E-discussion “Can young people break the socio-cultural and institutional barriers for women in politics?”
  In preparation for the First IPU Global conference of Young Parliamentarians, iKNOW Politics hosted an online discussion on the political participation of youth and their capacity to empower women. The discussion received feedback from several...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Social media power youth political participation
Social media power youth political participation No digital divide found in participation among ethnic groups The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP), under the direction of co-principal investigators University of...