International Women's Day 2019. We are campaigning for a more equal division of unpaid care work, to give more equal opportunities to women and girls #Balanceforbetter.
Empower Youth for Work (EYW) started on 1 July 2016 and is a five-year programme, funded by the IKEA Foundation. The programme focuses on enabling young people (especially young women) in rural climate-affected areas of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Ethiopia to seek and obtain decent work. Working with a wide range of stakeholders (including young people, government and the private sector), the programme applies a holistic approach to tackle issues of gender-based discrimination, sexual reproductive health, and quality education—all of which impact young people in making choices about employment. The programme activities promote climate-friendly practices and support young people and their communities in adapting to the effects of climate change. Through the use of human-centred design techniques, we involve stakeholders in the development and implementation of activities.
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Read the latest news, personal stories, research and other information from the Empower Youth for Work programme.
The EYW team in Indonesia are taking a joined-up approach – involving young people, the government and the private sector – to change damaging social norms on gender. In Indonesia,…
The UN’s annual 16 days of Activism campaign took place from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, until 10 December, Human Rights Day. Throughout…
Long has it been a myth, that the increase of women’s participation in paid jobs leads to women’s economic empowerment. Evidence shows that this belief can be very problematic. Instead…
Empower Youth for Work is a five-year programme that focuses on enabling young people in the rural areas of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Ethiopia to work.