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Indonesia gives visibility to youth participation

Puan Maharani

Puan Maharani, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Indonesia

Changemaker Ms. Puan Maharani is the first woman and third youngest Speaker of the House of Representatives of Indonesia. She was among the first Speakers to sign up to the “I Say Yes to Youth in Parliament!” Campaign, and championed its promotion during the IPU 144th Assembly, hosted by her Parliament in Nusa Dua. Speaker Maharani was outspoken in the importance of fostering an environment where the perspective and ideas of young people flourish and effect positive changes. The Parliament also has a caucus that deals with youth issues.  

By promoting the campaign in Indonesia Speaker Maharani is implementing Pledge #6 on promoting the “I Say Yes” campaign.