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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…

Indonesia year 3 overview

The third year of the project Empower Youth for Work in Indonesia has focused on building agency and skills through soft skill training and ICT literacy training. Next to that…

Soft skills training in Indonesia

Soft skills training is one of development activities that already run regularly in several areas of Indramayu, West Java, Indonesia. The Soft skills trainings are a part of the project…

Bangladesh students join the global ‘climate strike’

On Friday 15 March, more than 300 young people in Barishal took part in a ‘climate strike’ which was supported by youth all over the world The global student demonstration…

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…

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,…

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,…