SCHOLARSHIP: Fully Funded Study in Romania, February 2016

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Romania

Applications are invited for Romanian Government scholarships available for citizens of non EU countries. Up to 85 scholarships are awarded for undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Romania. The monthly amount is granted to the students of the 1st (licenta) and 2nd (master) cycle throughout the whole academic year, the winter and spring vacation included, but not during the summer vacation. For full-time students of the 3rd cycle (doctorate), the monthly amount is granted throughout the whole calendar year.

REPORT: Young and female - a double strike? Gender analysis of school-to-work transition surveys in 32 developing countries, January 2016

International Labour Organization

Promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment remain one of the most pressing challenges of inclusive growth and sustainable development. Gender equality has intrinsic value as an essential aspect of human dignity and social justice. The earlier its premises are instilled at the household and individual levels, the more powerful they become in enabling young women to take advantage of a wider range of opportunities to fulfill their goals and aspirations.

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Young and Female: A Double “Strike” for Women Entering the Workforce

International Labour Organization (ILO)

For decades promoting gender equality and empowering women has been on the development agenda. We know that empowering women, and particularly young women, to make their own choices for an active participation in the economy makes a difference on so many fronts. The research shows an abundance of positive links. And yet it’s clear that another generation of young women remains outside the reach of what should be their full economic and self-empowerment potential. 

Rethinking Work for Human Development


On 14th December, the 2015 Human Development Report titled ‘Work for Human Development’ was presented in Addis Ababa.  The document, reported on by the experts Mikel Mancisidor and Alfonso Dubois, underlines the new challenges affecting labour and employment.

Three Weeks that Changed Everything


Intel is working to empower girls to create tomorrow’s technology through programs like this summer camp that brought girls from nine countries together in Rwanda.

CONFERENCE: International Youth Leadership Conference 2016 in Dubai, March 2016

Civic Concept International

he 8th International Youth Leadership Conference-UAE is NOW OPEN to applications from ambitious University students and graduates aged 18-26, from all over the world seeking to exchange diverse ideas and views concerning global challenges and the future of world leadership. Applications will be processed on the 1st and 15th of every month. Accepted participants will receive an electronic Acceptance Package, and are expected to confirm their attendance at their earliest convenience.

First Jobs for Young Women in the Middle East & North Africa: Expectations and Reality

Education For Employment (EFE)

With one in four young people unable to secure a job, youth unemployment is widely regarded as a defining challenge of the MENA region. Young women are particularly affected: in many countries in MENA female youth unemployment rates exceed 40%.

 Despite decades of regional advancements that have improved gender equality in education, less than one in three women in MENA is in the labor force. The figure is half the global average for female labor force participation, which has reached nearly 50%.

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Call for Papers

International Labor Organization

The ILO “Work4Youth” Project and the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) invite researchers to submit proposals for innovative research papers relevant to labour market transitions of young women and men in developing countries, making use of one or several of the recent “school-to-work transition survey (SWTS)” datasets from 30 countries.

Can youth savings bridge the financial gender gap?

Women's World Banking

On a hot afternoon in September, Savings Specialist Ryan Newton, Market Research Specialist Anjali Banthia,  and I were in a SEWA Bank branch in Ahmedabad, India, conducting a focus group with a few young women who are daughters of SEWA Bank clients’ daughters. Ritu, a 16- year-old girl with her hair pulled into a short ponytail, is a Tejasvi account holder.

Workforce Development Programming: Economic Strengthening and Adolescent Girls

SEEP Network
Aug 5, 2015 (09:30am to 11:00am)

Welcome to a new series of webinars focusing on economic strengthening programming designed to reach and engage adolescent youth in economic and financial activity, with a special focus on girls.