Two Donegal Youth Councillors attended the meeting of Glenties Municipal District on Tuesday this week and gave a detailed presentation on the work that they have been involved in over the last 12 months.
Roisin Costello and Shauna Doherty outlined details on the priority work programme for the youth council and their priorities include sport recognition for girls, sexual health and education, facilities for young people and body image.
Donegal Youth Council is made up of 33 young people from every corner of Donegal including each of the 26 secondary schools and from the different youth clubs and organisations including Foroige and the Donegal Travellers Project.
Cathaoirleach of Glenties Municipal District Cllr Micheal Cholm MacGiollaEasbuig said he was extremely proud to have two more female councillors from the local area attend Glenties Municipal District meeting and he highlighted the importance of encouraging, supporting and facilitating greater female participation in political life.
He said that research and experience shows that gender diversity yields better outcomes in political decision-making and greatly improves democratic outcomes.