Oct 8, 2014 (10:00am to 11:30am)
Sep 12, 2014 (09:30am to 11:30am)
Every year, roughly 14 million girls are married before their 18th birthday. Instead of playing and learning, child brides as young as 10 years old are often subjected to a life of isolation, poor health and abuse. Child marriage not only violates a girl’s human rights, but it also stifles community, state and global development efforts to end poverty and gender inequality.
Jun 11, 2014 (03:00pm to 04:30pm)
Join YouthSave on or before June 11 at 3pm for a conversation on asset building as a tool to alleviate global poverty. You can send your question ahead of time via twitter using the hashtag #youthsave. If you've never participated in a twitter chat before, see the instructions below.
How to Participate
Jun 10, 2014 (09:30am) to Jun 13, 2014 (05:30pm)
Taking place from June 10-13, 2014.
Population Reference Bureau
Girls and boys in developing countries are enrolling in secondary school in greater numbers than ever before, giving them knowledge and skills for healthy, productive lives.
Nearly 60% of Uganda’s population is aged below 20. This generation faces health challenges associated with HIV, coupled with economic challenges arising from an uncertain transition into the labor market. We evaluate the impacts of a programme designed to empower adolescent girls against both challenges through the simultaneous provision of: (i) life skills to build knowledge and reduce risky behaviors; (ii) vocational training enabling girls to establish small-scale enterprises. The randomized control trial tracks 4,800 girls over two years.
The Youth Watch 2012 report for Uganda is a wide-ranging study of the aspirations and challenges of Uganda’s youth, published by BRAC in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation.
Nov 18, 2013 (08:30am to 10:00am)
Making Cents International
The 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference program is now available for you to review. The 2013 event will contain two Spotlights: "Opportunities for Rural Youth"focuses on how to support youth in rural areas. "Power of Technology" showcases how to utilize technology in your programming. The conference will take place September 10-12, 2013 in Washington, DC. Click here to view the interactive program. The 2013 “State of the Field” Publication is also available online. Click here to access the latest publication.