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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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Making investment in violence prevention a priority

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Making investment in violence prevention a priority

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If current trends continue, more than 340 million women and girls— 8 per cent of the world’s female population—will live in extreme poverty by 2030.

The gender gap in power and leadership roles also persists, and if progress continues at the current pace, it will take another 286 years to reach gender equality in public life.

If current trends continue, more than 340 million women and girls— 8 per cent of the world’s female population—will live in extreme poverty by 2030.

The gender gap in power and leadership roles also persists, and if progress continues at the current pace, it will take another 286 years to reach gender equality in public life.

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City in Kyoto Prefecture elects youngest female mayor in Japan

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City in Kyoto Prefecture elects youngest female mayor in Japan

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Despite lacking ties to this city and being described as a poor public speaker, a former social worker won an election here to become the youngest female mayor in Japan.

Shoko Kawata, 33, bested two other candidates on Nov. 12 to win the mayoral election in Yawata, a city of about 70,000 residents south of the ancient capital of Kyoto.

Despite lacking ties to this city and being described as a poor public speaker, a former social worker won an election here to become the youngest female mayor in Japan.

Shoko Kawata, 33, bested two other candidates on Nov. 12 to win the mayoral election in Yawata, a city of about 70,000 residents south of the ancient capital of Kyoto.

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Pathways to Politics Program for Women aims to increase female representation in Australian politics

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Australia still lags behind countries like Iceland, New Zealand and Rwanda when it comes to female representation in parliament — but a national program is hoping to change that. Sallee Shepherd has always been interested in pursing a career in politics, but she knows the road to get there can be challenging.

Australia still lags behind countries like Iceland, New Zealand and Rwanda when it comes to female representation in parliament — but a national program is hoping to change that. Sallee Shepherd has always been interested in pursing a career in politics, but she knows the road to get there can be challenging.

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Nigeria: CSOs, gender activists canvass more women representation in political leadership

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Nigeria: CSOs, gender activists canvass more women representation in political leadership

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A group of civil society organisations and gender activists has called for more women representation in Nigeria’s political leadership space.

A group of civil society organisations and gender activists has called for more women representation in Nigeria’s political leadership space.

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Libyan activists, UN official discuss equitable political participation by cultural components

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Libyan activists, UN official discuss equitable political participation by cultural components

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Deputy SRSG in Libya Raisedon Zenenga received yesterday a delegation from the Constitutional Equality Movement which included activists, women representatives, and representatives of the Amazigh, Arab, Tabu and Tuareg communities, according to UN.

Deputy SRSG in Libya Raisedon Zenenga received yesterday a delegation from the Constitutional Equality Movement which included activists, women representatives, and representatives of the Amazigh, Arab, Tabu and Tuareg communities, according to UN.

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Election Commission of Pakistan launches awareness drive to boost women’s electoral participation

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The Election Commission of Pakistan has launched a media awareness drive among people with the overarching goal of motivating their active involvement in the electoral process, uplifting 49% of women population participation and increasing voter turnout during the forthcoming elections.

The Election Commission of Pakistan has launched a media awareness drive among people with the overarching goal of motivating their active involvement in the electoral process, uplifting 49% of women population participation and increasing voter turnout during the forthcoming elections.

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Young female voters were the key to defeating populists in Poland: A blueprint to reverse democracy's decline

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Young female voters were the key to defeating populists in Poland: A blueprint to reverse democracy's decline

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For the first time in Poland's history, more women than men voted. Almost 75% of eligible women voted—a 12% increase over 2019. In comparison, 73% of eligible male voters cast a ballot.

The election also saw a record number of female candidates (44%) and the largest percentage of women (30%) voted into Poland's Sejm.

For the first time in Poland's history, more women than men voted. Almost 75% of eligible women voted—a 12% increase over 2019. In comparison, 73% of eligible male voters cast a ballot.

The election also saw a record number of female candidates (44%) and the largest percentage of women (30%) voted into Poland's Sejm.