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Guide and motivate youth

Shanjida Khan Shorna (25) has been working with the EYW work programme, as well as the National Youth Advisory Board in Bangladesh (which advocates with decision makers at both local…

Mentorship: a lantern of hope

Many women in Pakistan want to master the world by starting a business. 86% of them are eager to learn new skills, preferably in the non-traditional areas of work. However, taking the few first steps can be extremely challenging. One way…

Honoring mothers for all they do

On Sunday, Mother's Day will be celebrated in several countries around the world. A day for children and husbands to honor mothers and grandmothers for all they do in raising children. 23 year old Rumi…

Youth empowerment extends beyond mere employment

Meet Fareeha Ali Yahya. This 26 year old is the new Media and Communications Officer at Oxfam in Pakistan. Together with her team she joined the three-day Influencing Strategy Development…

Handicrafts help Bangladeshi women affect social norms

Do you remember Mala, the young Bengali woman who despite her husband's disapproval decided to explore her creativity by creating jute products? We want to introduce you to equally inspirational women…

Stories to dialogue with the government

As Simon Sinek said “Stories are attempts to share our values and beliefs. Storytelling is worthwhile when it tells what we stand for”. Last month, the Empower Youth for Work team…

Cultural learnings between Pakistan and Nepal

As part of an E-motive trajectory, the learning group of Pakistan country team visited READ Centre, Hamri Bahini- The Green Angels, Rockstart and Daayitwa Rural Enterprise Acceleration Programme. Each initiative tackles local challenges. Inspired by new…

Women’s Day Special #SheChangesLives

  International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality. On this day, The Empower Youth…

Pakistan Launches Innovation Hub

With more than 500 attended the opening ceremony, the launch of the first Innovation Hub in Layyah is a successful next step in empowering youth in their economic development. The Organization…

New Year, New Update!

Firstly, the Empower Youth for Work programme team wishes you a Happy New Year! The Oxford Dictionary defined 2017 with one word: Youthquake. Noun. A significant cultural, political, or social…

Meet the Faces of Youth in Bangladesh

These are the 24 young men and women that form the first National Youth Advisory Board in Bangladesh. They represent rural and national platforms from across the country.  For two…

Influence of role models

"Learning is never an easy process for anyone including myself... taking the time to reflect on what we know is essential. To unlearn and re-learn but above all understand what…

Empowering Climate Heroes

"The Global Learning event provided more clarity and created more solidarity among country teams while generating opportunities for cross-learning." Leading the Oxfam of Economic Justice and Resilience Programme in Bangladesh,…

An engine for youth start-ups

Abdurehman Eid, partner in the Empower Youth for Work programme, shares his views on the Business development services for youth start-ups in rural areas. One of the topics explored during the Global Learning Event.…

Wear your climate change glasses!

Inspired during Empower Youth for Work's first Global Learning Event, Toma Saha explores the role of Climate Change and her work as Youth officer in the Bangladesh team. "It became clear how essential it…

Kick-off Annual Global Learning Event

  In November, the Empower Youth for Work team came together in Thailand for the first annual Global Learning Event. 37 participants including country teams, partner organizations and technical advisors…