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Talking SDGs at the Bangladesh Scout Jamboree

The 10th Bangladesh Scout Jamboree provided the perfect opportunity to raise awareness of the Empower Youth for Work project and to inspire young people to work towards the Sustainable Development…

Roundtable meeting: calling for more budget support for youth

Young people make up 33% of the total population of Bangladesh – so why is only 0.27% of the national budget allocated to youth? This was one of the questions…

Rising to the care work challenge in Pakistan

To mark International Women’s Day 2019, with its global theme of ‘Balance for Better, Oxfam’s Empower Youth for Work programme in Pakistan collaborated with a popular social media blogger Syed…

Celebrating the 43rd International Women’s Day in Ethiopia

On International Women’s Day on 8 March 2019, young people joined government officials and the wider community at a lively and colourful event organized by Empower Youth for Work partner,…

Infographics on employment in Indonesia

The info-graphics below are used by the Empower Youth for Work Indonesia for International Women’s Day 2019 with the global theme of #BalanceforBetter. They represent the youth demographics, youth unemployment…

Shining a light on unpaid care work – Bangladesh

The Empower Youth for Work (EYW) programme is working to improve the socio-economic empowerment of young men and women in rural areas of Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Pakistan and Indonesia. One of…

Connecting young people with the job market in Bangladesh

In early 2019, 2,033 young people and 112 companies took part in job fairs held by three of EYW’s partners in Bangladesh. The fairs were a fantastic opportunity for young…

Getting results – the positive impact of EYW trainings in Ethiopia

New research in Ethiopia has revealed that trainings run by the EYW programme are helping young people to develop their skills and earn an income – and much more besides.…

Scaling up our impact to change social norms in Indonesia

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,…

Tackling gender-based violence together with local communities

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…

Paid work is not a magic bullet to empower young women

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…

Economic empowerment is not just about employment

When talking about economic empowerment, you might think of money, jobs, employment and entrepreneurship. These things are not wrong, but the list is incomplete. The issue may be more complicated…

Learning for a brighter tomorrow

Inspired by the Global Learning Event, the EYW team in Ethiopia is helping to put young people at the heart of climate-friendly businesses and to play a positive role in…

Teenager wins government award for contribution to society

‘As a woman, if the Honorable Prime Minister of our country can think about the whole country at the age of 71, then why can’t I think about my own…

Launch of Youth Innovation Hub in Pakistan 

by Ashfaque A. Soomro On 7 December 2018, ministers and academics joined young people and Oxfam staff and partners to celebrate the launch of the Youth Innovation Hub in Jamshoro.…