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The Political Participation of Youth

"I call on the members of the largest youth generation in history to face the challenges and consider what you can do to solve it. To control your destiny and translate your dreams into a better future for all." Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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Beijing+30 Youth Blog: Legal, social, economic, and political changes are crucial for a more just world

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Beijing+30 Youth Blog: Legal, social, economic, and political changes are crucial for a more just world

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“Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development, and building good governance.” - Kofi Annan, Former Secretary General of the United Nations.

“Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development, and building good governance.” - Kofi Annan, Former Secretary General of the United Nations.

Luzha: Only 3% of Kosovo women participate directly in politics

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July 18, 2024

Luzha: Only 3% of Kosovo women participate directly in politics

Only three percent of women are directly engaged in politics, while 11 percent have no interest in involvement at all. This is what the research findings of the "Friedrich Eber" foundation say, which were presented by professor Besa Luzha.

Only three percent of women are directly engaged in politics, while 11 percent have no interest in involvement at all. This is what the research findings of the "Friedrich Eber" foundation say, which were presented by professor Besa Luzha.

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Despite Advances in Women’s Rights, Gender Equality Lags Around the World

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Despite Advances in Women’s Rights, Gender Equality Lags Around the World

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Despite progress in codifying women’s rights into law, advances in gender equality around the world have been halting, at best. This, despite the additional attention that the #MeToo movement brought to incidents of sexual assault and harassment in parts of the Global North—and increasingly in the Global South.

Despite progress in codifying women’s rights into law, advances in gender equality around the world have been halting, at best. This, despite the additional attention that the #MeToo movement brought to incidents of sexual assault and harassment in parts of the Global North—and increasingly in the Global South.

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We should discourage politics of tokenism

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We should discourage politics of tokenism

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Garissa Woman representative Udgoon Siyad has urged fellow leaders to always strive to uplift the living standards of their electorates through empowerment programs.

She said that politics of tokenism and handouts had been overtaken with time reiterating the need to empower individuals and groups with tools of trade.

Garissa Woman representative Udgoon Siyad has urged fellow leaders to always strive to uplift the living standards of their electorates through empowerment programs.

She said that politics of tokenism and handouts had been overtaken with time reiterating the need to empower individuals and groups with tools of trade.

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Nigerian Government set to train, and encourage women in politics

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Nigerian Government set to train, and encourage women in politics

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In a landmark move, the Nigerian House of Representatives has taken a significant step towards empowering women in politics.

Spearheaded by one of the female lawmakers, Blessing Amadi, the House adopted a motion to establish a dedicated department within the Ministry of Women Affairs, complete with adequate funding to support and train women in politics.

The department will also work to integrate the importance of women’s political leadership into the secondary school curriculum.

In a landmark move, the Nigerian House of Representatives has taken a significant step towards empowering women in politics.

Spearheaded by one of the female lawmakers, Blessing Amadi, the House adopted a motion to establish a dedicated department within the Ministry of Women Affairs, complete with adequate funding to support and train women in politics.

The department will also work to integrate the importance of women’s political leadership into the secondary school curriculum.

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Leadership Program Empowers Stockton Students

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Leadership Program Empowers Stockton Students

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Galloway, N.J. – Did you know that New Jersey has never sent a woman to the U.S. Senate? Or that New Jersey ranks 23rd among the 50 states in the proportion of women serving in its legislature?

Galloway, N.J. – Did you know that New Jersey has never sent a woman to the U.S. Senate? Or that New Jersey ranks 23rd among the 50 states in the proportion of women serving in its legislature?

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In the words of Milica Borjanic: Advocating for equal participation of women in politics is our moral obligation

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In the words of Milica Borjanic: Advocating for equal participation of women in politics is our moral obligation

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Milica Borjanic is a vocal advocate for youth rights in Serbia and programme manager with The National Youth Council of Serbia (KOMS), as the highest independent representative body of the youth in Serbia. Last year, she was one of the participants of the UN Women's training for trainers on women's political participation and leadership.

Milica Borjanic is a vocal advocate for youth rights in Serbia and programme manager with The National Youth Council of Serbia (KOMS), as the highest independent representative body of the youth in Serbia. Last year, she was one of the participants of the UN Women's training for trainers on women's political participation and leadership.

Women in Politics: Breaking Barriers in South India

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July 4, 2024

Women in Politics: Breaking Barriers in South India

Women in South India have made significant strides in various fields, but politics remains a challenging arena. Despite the region's progressive reputation, female politicians face numerous barriers in their careers.

Women in South India have made significant strides in various fields, but politics remains a challenging arena. Despite the region's progressive reputation, female politicians face numerous barriers in their careers.