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Tackling Covid-19 in Pakistan: A young woman takes action

After the first cases of Covid-19 in Pakistan, daily life changed for citizens. One by one, the country’s provinces went under lockdown and cancelled all outdoor activities. Due to the…

Indonesia’s response to Covid-19

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is being felt in the provinces of Indonesia that the EYW project operates in, affecting the day-to-day program and activities. In South Sulawesi, the…

Youth initiatives in Bangladesh respond to Covid-19

As world is fighting against Covid-19, people everywhere are being asked to remain at home and restrict their regular movement. In the rural areas of Bangladesh, it is a difficulty…

Building a better future in Ethiopia

From brick-making to hen-rearing, young people in Ethiopia’s Somali region are determined to work together to leave unemployment and poverty behind. Youth unemployment is high in Ethiopia, so the government…

Flash mobs and lively discussions for Indonesia’s 16 Days of Activism

To mark the global 16 Days of Activism campaign to end violence against women and girls, Oxfam in Indonesia carried out various activities on advocacy, social mobilisation and awareness. Held…

Pakistan marks 16 Days of Activism with “I Am More” Campaign

In Pakistan, the “I Am More” campaign, supported by Oxfam and Enough Campaign, started from the 16 Days of Activism on the 25th of November, and ran until International Women’s…

Our Issue, Our Voice: statements from Ethiopia’s young poets

This year, young voices were at the forefront of the international ‘16 Days of Activism’ campaign (November 25 – December 10) against gender-based violence in Ethiopia. The EYW project partnered…

Young people say ‘enough!’ to violence against women

In Bangladesh, young people in the Empower Youth for Work program lent their voices to the call to end the gender-based violence that blights the lives of women everywhere. The ‘16…

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…