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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 systematically marginalized because of their young...
Omezzine Khelifa
Omezzine Khelifa is a Tunisian youth and political activist. She is a former candidate in Tunisia's 2011 and 2014 legislative elections and a former Senior Advisor to the Minister of Finance. She is the Founder and CEO of Mobdiun - Creative Youth.This interview was conducted in New York...
Roxana Natalia Pațurcă
Roxana Natalia Pațurcă is a Member of the Romania's Parliament.This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians.
Fatuma Gedi Ali
Fatuma Gedi Ali is a Member of the National Assembly in Kenya. She is the current Women representatives for Wajir County. She has been a member of Orange Democratic Movement since January 18th 2013. In 2013, when she was 26, she vied for a women representative seat and she won to become the first...
Andrea García
Andrea García is a Senator of the State Tamaulipas, Mexico and President of the Municipal Development Commission.This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians.
Omar Abudl Muhsen Altabtabaee
Omar Abudl Muhsen Altabtabaee is a Member of Parliament in Kuwait.This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians.
Abdulla Rifau
Abdulla Rifau is a Member of Parliament for Maafannu South Constituency in Maldives.This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians.
Youth Participation in Electoral Processes – Handbook for Electoral Management Bodies
Specifically designed for electoral management bodies (EMBs), this publication acknowledges the crucial role EMBs play in ensuring that all segments of the society, including youth, are empowered to fully participate in the electoral process, be as voters, candidates or officials.The handbook...

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iKNOW Politics Partners Resources

UNDP
Youth Participation in Electoral Processes – Handbook for Electoral Management Bodies
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
International IDEA introduces the Youth Democracy Academy
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UN Women
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women for Youth
Inter-Parliamentary Union
IPU report shows an under-representation of youth in parliaments worldwide