Today, just looking at population statistics makes it clear that prioritizing investment in the world's young people bears incredible potential for broad and meaningful impact. And actually listening to youth priorities and understanding their perspective means that businesses and governments can move forward in ways that engage youth and address real needs and opportunities.
Gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa labor market has been a struggle for years, and Palestine in particular has seen some of the lowest rates of women’s participation in the region.
Gender equality “takes all parts of the equation moving,” says expert Dr. Margo Thomas.
In our work in East Africa, we often see the need to support informal jobs, entrepreneurship, and access to finance. Read insights from The MasterCard Foundation's new report on mixed livelihoods and some key lessons for program design.
We were there to focus on job training, but young men and women were telling us stories of abusive relationships, early pregnancy, alcohol and drug abuse, and other high risk behaviors.
Gain insight into the realities of young women around the world and opportunities for continued progress.
Inclusive market systems development can go a long way to helping achieve UN Sustainable Development Goal five: gender equality and empowering women and girls.
To the layperson, using a laser to beam energy from the moon to earth sounds like science fiction.
With this knowledge and experience, this young man and woman have landed jobs in a growing sector.
IYF is grateful for their hard work for the benefit of the world's young men and women.