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Friday, March 31, 2017
Youth Political Participation
Young people are often excluded or overlooked as political candidates. Politics is typically regarded as a space for politically experienced men, and while women are often disadvantaged in accumulating experience to run for office, young people are...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Youth Political Participation: Bridging Activism and Electoral Politics
What is the relationship between social movements and electoral politics? Although the empirical reality of American politics has increasingly blurred the lines between activism and electoral politics, sociology has yet to explore these changes and...
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Youth in Politics - Zimbabwe's Youngest Female Parliamentarian
No less than 35 percent of the newly elected MPs in Zimbabwe are women, thanks to a special electoral quota system to increase women's representation in Parliament. At age 29, Tionei Melody Dziva is the youngest of them. She has a strong desire to...
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Yemen women divided over rights fight
Before Yemen's unification and the bloody civil war that followed, women in the southern port city of Aden say they were educated professionals with rights not experienced by those in the conservative north. Yemen's unification in 1990 curbed those...
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
YEMEN: Presidential Elections, 21 Feb 2012
  Description of government structure: Chief of State: President Abd al-Rab Mansur AL-HADI * Head of Government: Prime Minister Ali Muhammad MUJAWWAR Assembly: Yemen has a bicameral Parliament (Majlis) consisting of the Shura Council (Majlis...
Sunday, July 03, 2011
Yingluck Shinawatra set to be Thailand's first female premier
Yingluck Shinawatra was poised to become Thailand's first female prime minister Sunday after her party won a majority of parliamentary seats in the nation's general elections. The official tally had not yet been completed, but with more than 90...