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MP Sahar Albazar ⓒ Parliament of Egypt
Monday, June 20, 2022
Young MPs for climate action: Eighth IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians
On 15 and 16 June, some 200 young parliamentarians from 60 countries convened in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt for the Eight IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians. The conference was jointly organized by the IPU and the Parliament of Egypt. This...
Youth civic and political participation: shaping our democracies and our fight on climate change - International IDEA
Friday, May 20, 2022
Youth civic and political participation: shaping our democracies and our fight on climate change
As the Chair of the Council of Member States of International IDEA, Canada, in collaboration with International IDEA, will host an in-person panel discussion on “Youth civic and political participation: shaping our democracies and our fight on...
Young women are less likely to run for office today than 12 months ago - Women’s Agenda
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Young women are less likely to run for office today than 12 months ago
Young women and gender diverse people are less likely to run for office or join a political party today, than they were 12 months ago. That’s the explosive finding of new research from a leading Australian social enterprise, Raise Our Voice...
The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life is pictured next to Jumbo on Feb. 8. Cora Hartmann / The Tufts Daily - Circule
Friday, February 25, 2022
Young women of color continue to lead civic and political engagement
Our 2020 data showed that young Asian women, young Black women, and young Latinas were more likely to talk politics, participate in elections, and fight racism. In recent years, as youth have increased their civic and political participation both in...
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman/ Youth, women critical demographics for 2023 election - Credits: Daily Trust
Monday, January 31, 2022
Youth, women critical demographics for 2023 Nigerian election
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commissioner, Prof Mahmood Yakubu has called on the youth and women in the country to use the voting strength to positively impact the 2023 electoral process. Furthermore, the INEC boss said the two...
The Star
Tuesday, August 03, 2021
Youth group to hold women-only mock parliament to promote female participation in politics
PETALING JAYA: A Young Women’s Parliament will be held next month, with 222 young delegates debating policies on women’s issues, gender equality, social issues and more in a bid to encourage more female participation in politics and policymaking....
Infographics_ Youth in Parliament_IPU
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Youth in Parliament: infographic
Summary of facts and figures on the participation of young people in politics based on 2020 figures. Click here to access the infographic.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Young women’s political participation and leadership
The last two decades were marked by progress in women’s political participation and leadership. According to IPU data, the share of parliamentary seats held by women progressed from 11.3 per cent in 1995 to 25 per cent in 2020. However, still only 6...
Monday, June 22, 2020
Young women stand ready to enter politics – despite what they have seen
For the next generation of women looking to enter politics, recent months and years have provided a stark preview of what may lie ahead. Research shows many girls and women have been deterred due to sexism across the political spectrum, and Shireen...
Monday, June 01, 2020
Yemen’s first responders are women peace builders
Since 2015 Food4Humanity Foundation, one of Yemen’s first women-led Civil Society Organization (CSO) non-profits, has engaged Yemeni women volunteers to work in areas most affected by poverty, famine, lack of humanitarian aid while also promoting...
Monday, April 06, 2020
Youngest female mayor in Japan elected in Tokushima
Sawako Naito, a 36-year-old independent rookie, was elected head of the city of Tokushima on Sunday, becoming the youngest female mayor in Japan. Naito, who leads a community development group, defeated incumbent Mayor Akiyoshi Endo, 64, by 41,247...
Friday, May 03, 2019
Yemeni women: Making the most of the space available
(...) In the country’s modern history, three major events have influenced these struggles and women’s political rights: 1) the unification of North and South Yemen in 1990, 2) Yemen’s uprising in 2011, and 3) the war that has been ongoing since 2015...
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Youth participation in political processes
The Second Annual Summer School for Young Leaders from African Political Parties took place in Kigali, Rwanda, on 6–8 June 2018. The overall theme was ‘Youth participation in political processes: emerging trends of the negative aspects of money in...
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Young Women Run New York
Action-oriented conference focused on strategies for stepping up and owning your political power.Elected leaders and politically ambitious young women will share how to best position yourselves as public leaders. Young women’s political leadership...
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Young, female and diverse: Legislatures begin to change to save democracy
As many political analysts see democracy weakened by introverted, xenophobic parties and autocratic leaders, a glimmer of hope is offered by a new generation of candidates and voters. This year will test that optimism in a series of important...
Monday, December 17, 2018
Youth representation in parliament nudges up according to new IPU report
The global proportion of MPs under 30 has increased in two years from 1.9 per cent to 2.2 per cent according to the IPU’s biannual report on Youth Participation in National Parliaments published today. Despite this increase, when compared with the...
Monday, December 17, 2018
Youth participation in national parliaments: 2018
Promoting the participation of young people in political life is becoming a higher priority worldwide. Over one third of the 169 targets established as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relate to young people and the...
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Young women set their sights on closing the gender gap in Liberia
In 2005, Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became the first elected female head of state in Africa, marking a milestone for the country and the continent. Although a woman occupied the highest elected office for twelve years, Liberian women continue...

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