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Young, Wild and Politically Involved

Young, Wild and Politically Involved

Jana Degrott, Co-Founder of We Belong & Member of Young Elected Politicians Programme, Luxembourg While governments struggled to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, politicians forgot about young people. We lost years of education and entered the workforce

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Why Local Elections Matter: Public Service as an Active Constituent

Why Local Elections Matter: Public Service as an Active Constituent

Zac Emanuel, Former Political Editor at GEN-ZiNE, former Student Professional Worker for LA County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, former Communications Director for NY State Assemblyman Michael Blake, former intern for RI Governor’s Office, United States

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7 Practical Tips for Creating a Political Party

7 Practical Tips for Creating a Political Party

Aida Betancourt, Director of Political Affairs/Candidate for Congress, El Salvador Since returning to El Salvador after studying abroad, I have voted in four elections. In the vast majority of cases, I completely resigned myself to

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Debunking Diplomacy and What it Means to be Official: The Power of Youth Diplomacy

Debunking Diplomacy and What it Means to be Official: The Power of Youth Diplomacy

Ramiz Bakhtiar, Founder of the Network of Former Youth Delegates to the United Nations, Afghanistan/Canada The international community is scrambling to win without war, stop military takeovers, resolve conflicts peacefully, and create consensus over global

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Reawakening Generation Z in Myanmar

Reawakening Generation Z in Myanmar

Jesua Lynn, Young Peacebuilder and Researcher, Myanmar  Trigger warning: this article describes acts of war, including firsthand accounts of torture, that might be uncomfortable or disturbing for some readers. On February 1, 2021, Myanmar's military overthrew

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Incorporating Lived Experience into Decision-Making Spaces

Incorporating Lived Experience into Decision-Making Spaces

Rez Gardi, International lawyer, human rights activist, and co-founder of Refugees Seeking Equal Access at the Table Kurdistan/New Zealand Public service is not just about providing humanitarian aid, such as food, water, and shelter. It's

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The Circle of Life – From a council estate in Hackney to the House of Lords

The Circle of Life – From a council estate in Hackney to the House of Lords

Dayo Okewale, Chief of Staff, UK House of Lords In ninth grade when a teacher asked the class, “What do you want to be when you grow up,” around the classroom, my classmates erupted into

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Getting Government to Take Online Misinformation Seriously

Getting Government to Take Online Misinformation Seriously

Online misinformation poses a severe threat to our societies. Online misinformation is too regularly seen as a generational issue with older, less tech-savvy individuals more likely to fall victim to fake news. However, young people

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Young, Green, and Female: Kim van Sparrentak Wants to Go Digital with Dignity

Young, Green, and Female: Kim van Sparrentak Wants to Go Digital with Dignity

When she was 17, Kim van Sparrentak became involved in nationwide student protests in her hometown of Middleburg, the Netherlands. The response from the police was unexpectedly harsh. The students, some as young as 12,

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Michelle Maher Teaches Rural Irish Women How to Get Elected

Michelle Maher Teaches Rural Irish Women How to Get Elected

Women are underrepresented in European politics, with their numbers sitting at around 30%, according to a 2019 report from the European Institute for Gender Equality. In the last decade there has been slight improvement. The

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