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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

Kenyan women lead peace efforts in longstanding conflicts

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October 27, 2022

Kenyan women lead peace efforts in longstanding conflicts

Across Kenya, local conflicts driven by diverse factors have one thing in common: they’re increasingly being mediated by women.

Across Kenya, local conflicts driven by diverse factors have one thing in common: they’re increasingly being mediated by women.

Equal power now: Girls, young women and political participation

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October 12, 2022

Equal power now: Girls, young women and political participation

This year’s State of the World’s Girls report is focused on girls’ and young women’s political participation.

This year’s State of the World’s Girls report is focused on girls’ and young women’s political participation.

Accelerating efforts to tackle online and technology-facilitated violence against women and girls

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October 7, 2022

Accelerating efforts to tackle online and technology-facilitated violence against women and girls

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) in digital contexts is not a new phenomenon, however it has rapidly escalated in the shadows of the 

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) in digital contexts is not a new phenomenon, however it has rapidly escalated in the shadows of the 

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Generation Equality: IPU milestones one year on

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Generation Equality: IPU milestones one year on

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The IPU has made bold commitments and taken steps towards ensuring women and girls’ voices are heard in decision-making, and that young women are politically empowered. The IPU collaborates with strong partners such as the Generation Equality Forum (GEF), a civil society-centered global coalition for gender equality launched in 2021.

As a co-leader of GEF’s Action Coalition 6 on Feminist Movements and Leadership, the IPU has committed to the following:

The IPU has made bold commitments and taken steps towards ensuring women and girls’ voices are heard in decision-making, and that young women are politically empowered. The IPU collaborates with strong partners such as the Generation Equality Forum (GEF), a civil society-centered global coalition for gender equality launched in 2021.

As a co-leader of GEF’s Action Coalition 6 on Feminist Movements and Leadership, the IPU has committed to the following:

In Peru, technology brings young people into politics

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September 26, 2022

In Peru, technology brings young people into politics

In Peru, about 68 percent of young people have expressed an interest in politics, and about a third have volunteered, donated and advocated on behalf of initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Peru, about 68 percent of young people have expressed an interest in politics, and about a third have volunteered, donated and advocated on behalf of initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Finland’s PM is a young woman in power. Her partying is the total opposite of disgrace

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September 22, 2022

Finland’s PM is a young woman in power. Her partying is the total opposite of disgrace

Sanna Marin is a symbol of feminist achievement that closet cultural-Putinists are fighting to contain

Sanna Marin is a symbol of feminist achievement that closet cultural-Putinists are fighting to contain

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Youth4Climate: Powering action flagship global event will convene 150 young leaders to bring forth concrete climate actions

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Youth4Climate: Powering action flagship global event will convene 150 young leaders to bring forth concrete climate actions

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Committed, inspiring and bold climate leaders from all over the world will meet during the UN High-Level General Assembly week to discuss youth-led engagement and solutions in climate actions.

Committed, inspiring and bold climate leaders from all over the world will meet during the UN High-Level General Assembly week to discuss youth-led engagement and solutions in climate actions.

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ZGC targeting to capacitate Zimbabwe women in politics

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ZGC targeting to capacitate Zimbabwe women in politics

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The Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC) is capacitating women across the country to contest in the forthcoming general elections under the programme Women Rise in Politics, with support from United Nations Women. 

Under the programme, the commission is hosting workshops for women interested in participating in politics to provide them with critical information to enable them to contest the male-dominated political space. 

The Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC) is capacitating women across the country to contest in the forthcoming general elections under the programme Women Rise in Politics, with support from United Nations Women. 

Under the programme, the commission is hosting workshops for women interested in participating in politics to provide them with critical information to enable them to contest the male-dominated political space. 

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How to mitigate these five threats to democracy

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How to mitigate these five threats to democracy

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Democratization is under pressure across the globe. Here are five major threats to democracy, and how to mitigate them.

Democracy is as precarious as it is precious. Some 25 years after the IPU issued its Universal Declaration on Democracy, its principles continue to be challenged and eroded by corruption, populism and autocracy. But there are other, more insidious threats to democracy that have become more apparent at this particular moment in world history. 

Democratization is under pressure across the globe. Here are five major threats to democracy, and how to mitigate them.

Democracy is as precarious as it is precious. Some 25 years after the IPU issued its Universal Declaration on Democracy, its principles continue to be challenged and eroded by corruption, populism and autocracy. But there are other, more insidious threats to democracy that have become more apparent at this particular moment in world history.