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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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Stop onslaught on young women leaders

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Stop onslaught on young women leaders

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Kenya has tried to bridge the gender divide in appointive and elective positions through legislation such as the two-thirds gender bill now failed several times. But there’s a new pandemic for young women in power, designated to scare them from rising, voicing their opinion and leading as per their constitutional mandate: Patriarchy.

However, patriarchy is not new and plagues even the mature democracies. Today, a woman would be sitting at the apex of power of a superpower but for patriarchy.

Kenya has tried to bridge the gender divide in appointive and elective positions through legislation such as the two-thirds gender bill now failed several times. But there’s a new pandemic for young women in power, designated to scare them from rising, voicing their opinion and leading as per their constitutional mandate: Patriarchy.

However, patriarchy is not new and plagues even the mature democracies. Today, a woman would be sitting at the apex of power of a superpower but for patriarchy.

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Women’s activism in Iran continues, despite street protests dying down in face of state repression

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Women’s activism in Iran continues, despite street protests dying down in face of state repression

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Large-scale protests that erupted in 2022 across Iran, centering on women’s rights, captured the world’s attention.

Large-scale protests that erupted in 2022 across Iran, centering on women’s rights, captured the world’s attention.

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Nigeria: NILDS seeks more women representation in parliament

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Nigeria: NILDS seeks more women representation in parliament

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The Director General of the Nigeria Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman, has urged Nigerian political, traditional and religious leaders to emulate Somalia by electing more women to the National Assembly.

The Director General of the Nigeria Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman, has urged Nigerian political, traditional and religious leaders to emulate Somalia by electing more women to the National Assembly.

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Women aren’t running for office like they used to. The reason makes perfect sense

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Women aren’t running for office like they used to. The reason makes perfect sense

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There is a pervasive narrative “that women are running for office in record numbers,” says Erin Loos Cutraro. “People hold onto that. They think it’s still true today.”

Except it’s not.

There is a pervasive narrative “that women are running for office in record numbers,” says Erin Loos Cutraro. “People hold onto that. They think it’s still true today.”

Except it’s not.

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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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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.