Vote 18 - NewSeta's quest to lower the voting age limit

Vote 18 - NewSeta's quest to lower the voting age limit

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 The voting age in Cameroon is 21. In most countries in the world, the lower voting age limit is 18 - and other legal obligations and rights are given to 18 year olds. 18 year olds in Cameroon can get married, serve in the army, have full criminal accountability - but they do not have the freedom to make the most important choice of all - who is going to govern their country, and by extension, how that will affect various aspects of their lives.  NewSeta is a Cameroon based civil society organization that aims to empower youth and get them to engage in political processes. We discuss with Ateki Caxton, the Executive Director, how their new campaign is helping 18 year olds achieve their most important right of all. 
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 The voting age in Cameroon is 21. In most countries in the world, the lower voting age limit is 18 - and other legal obligations and rights are given to 18 year olds. 18 year olds in Cameroon can get married, serve in the army, have full criminal accountability - but they do not have the freedom to make the most important choice of all - who is going to govern their country, and by extension, how that will affect various aspects of their lives.  NewSeta is a Cameroon based civil society organization that aims to empower youth and get them to engage in political processes. We discuss with Ateki Caxton, the Executive Director, how their new campaign is helping 18 year olds achieve their most important right of all. 
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