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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…

Understanding employers’ views on decent work in Bangladesh

The Empower Youth for Work (EYW) programme in Bangladesh aims to make a positive impact on the lives of young women and men by improving employment or entrepreneurship opportunities. Oxfam’s…

Webinar Youth-Led Influencing

Nothing about them, without them. The amount of youth today, is larger than it has ever been. 1.8 million youths around the world. How can they take power in their…

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…

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…

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…

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…

It is women’s business: mobilizing young women

During the Global Learning Event in Ethiopia of the Empower Youth for Work (EYW) program, 4 young participants of the program shared their story. They are entrepreneurs and some are part…

A Brighter Future – Mukta’s Story

I have a dream to own a electronic sells and service shop When 20-year-old Mukta Rani Dash was forced to drop out of education due to her family’s financial situation,…

A Life of My Own – A Story of Rupa

‘I want to make a life of my own, without any violence, and to be able to depend on myself to continue my education.’ Rupa shares how she escaped from…

Our vision of a youth-led climate-smart village

The Empower Youth for Work project’s first ever ‘climate-smart village’ aims to create work for young women and men in climate-vulnerable areas. This will help the community to adapt to…

International Youth Day celebrated in Bangladesh

Social experiments To get attention and raise awareness on social taboos, two videos with a social experiment where made by youth in Khulna and Barisal in Bangladesh. The experiments are…