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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.

  • Bangladesh year 3 overview

    The third year of the project Empower Youth for Work in Bangladesh has focused on soft, technical, vocational and entrepreneurship training. Youth groups build their influencing skills and took part…

  • Pakistan year 3 overview

    The third year of the project Empower Youth for Work in Pakistan has focused on soft and technical training like GALS, life skills, employment,  micro-business and farming. Two innovation hubs…

  • Ethiopia year 3 overview

    The third year of the project Empower Youth for Work in Ethiopia has focused Business Development Services, providing youth groups with a Loan Guarantee Fund and on working on an…

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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.