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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,…

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…

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.…

An inspiring E-Motive exchange: Community-based Tourism in the Philippines

‘When I saw the government of Pangkajene Kepulauan talking with Oxfam about tourism, I could not hide how happy I was!’ Mr. Abd. Gaffar, participant on the EWY E-Motive Indonesia–Philippines…

Karibu sana: The Tanzanian E-Motive experience

I learned a lot from the exchange visit to Tanzania. In one sentence: youth need capacity-building training intensively and continuously.’ Abdinassar Hassen, Project Officer in EYW’s implementing partner, Somali region,…

Youth Ka Green Pakistan update

In August, young people in schools across Islamabad did their bit to tackle climate change by planting a tree in support of EYW’s Youth Ka Green campaign. “Small actions today…

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…