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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.

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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.

  • Youth group micro-enterprises in Ethiopia

    In Ethiopia, the Empower Youth for Work (EYW) programme is implemented in the Oromia and Somali regions in partnership with local implementing organizations and different stakeholders.  Among other activities, the…

  • Global Learning Event 2018

    The second Empower Youth for Work (EYW) Global Learning Event brought together the four EYW country teams and the Programme Management Unit (PMU) from the Netherlands. In the event all…

  • Innovation Hubs in Pakistan

    Oxfam Novib's Empower Youth for Work project is aiming towards the socio-economic empowerment of youths in the rural areas of Bangladesh, Pakistan, Ethiopia and Indonesia. In Pakistan the project has…

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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.