International Youth Day 2019
On August 12th, 2019, International Youth Day was widely celebrated across the world. Empower Youth for Work countries joined forces with local role models to host a variety of events, inspiring audiences of hundreds of young people. Among the activities were the #IWasThere campaign, youth-led dialogues with key stakeholders and art performances on themes including decent work and unpaid care work. Scroll down to read the full stories.
'How youthful dreams become reality’ was the message behind the #IWasThere campaign, kicking off this year’s celebrations. This marks the start of the multi-year campaign that aims to support the national influencing work of the Empower Youth for Work countries by joining forces with local role models. The campaign showcases their stories, how they overcame challenges, what difference this has made in their lives and how they are influencing others. It is intended that through these stories, others will be encouraged to make changes too.