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Changing gender roles in society through economic development

The Empower Youth for Work (EYW) programme in Pakistan works on young women and men’s social and economic empowerment by focusing on promoting an enabling environment. In Pakistan’s conservative society,…

Joyeeta Award. And the winners are…

Congratulations to the six young people from the Empower Youth for Work program in Bangladesh who received the prestigious ‘Joyeeta Award’ in December 2019 for their work as entrepreneurs and…

Celebrating success on National Youth Day

On National Youth Day 2019, Oxfam in Bangladesh recognized the positive contributions Empower Youth for Work youth are making to their communities and society. Every year in November, the people…

Driving change in rural Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, the EYW team is using an innovative approach to bring business expertise to young entrepreneurs even in the most remote rural locations. Many young people in Ethiopia are…

Global Learning Event 2019

The Empower Youth for Work (EYW) team including Oxfam staff and implementing partners came together from the 4th until the 9th November 2019 in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, for the annual Global…

Global climate strikes by EYW youth in Bangladesh

In September, roughly four million protesters, many of them schoolchildren, took part in Global Climate Strikes in 150 countries. In Bangladesh, EYW youth were at the thick of events to…

Rapid response to Cyclone Fani by active youth

In May 2019, Cyclone Fani struck Bangladesh, killing 17 people and leaving a trail of devastation. EYW youth groups in Khulna and Barishal regions quickly mobilized to help communities prepare…

Ethiopia’s International Youth Day celebrations

This year, activities to celebrate International Youth Day in Ethiopia took a creative approach to inspire young people to become active changemakers – from entrepreneurs sharing their success stories, to…

International Youth Day in Pakistan

To celebrate International Youth Day, the EYW team in Pakistan organized a symposium on the theme ‘Decent Work for Youth.’ The goal was to create mass awareness so that young…

Indonesia marches for International Youth Day

In Indonesia, young people took to the streets to celebrate International Youth Day with a series of events that shone a light on youth unemployment, child marriage and negative stereotypes…

Celebrating International Youth Day in Bangladesh

International Youth Day 2019 was celebrated in Bangladesh this year with a series of street performances and dialogues to raise awareness of the issues young people face in the workplace.…

Mid-Term Evaluation

The Mid-Term Evaluation (MTE) was carried out for the Oxfam Empower Youth for Work (EYW) program during its third year of implementation. The main aim of the MTE was to…

Reflecting on our impact… in Ethiopia

EYW in Ethiopia recently published its midline report, with encouraging findings on the program’s impact to date. This gave the team and youth participants a valuable opportunity to reflect on…

Reflecting on our impact… in Bangladesh

The EYW midline report in Bangladesh shows some very promising results. Youth group members joined the team in Bangladesh to reflect on the learning – and discuss how best to…

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…