Oxfam understands that young people are our most powerful weapon in the long-running fight against poverty. Did you know that half of the world’s population is under the age of 25? That’s a lot of people, and a lot of people can bring about great change.
Who was it that said the children are our future? Oh yes, Whitney. And she was right! Because the battle for a more equitable world will not be won by our parents’ generation. So it’s up to the young people of the world to continue our work to end poverty and injustice. They have the energy, creativity and enthusiasm needed to make sure our world becomes a better place.
Oxfam has a number of programs and initiatives that young people are getting involved with right now.
3things works in popular youth culture and formal education settings providing opportunities, tools and support to help young Australian’s increase their awareness of social justice issues and take long term action in ways that are meaningful to them.
Oxfam Uni Groups
Oxfam Uni Groups are a national network of university clubs and societies working together to help support Oxfam’s work around the world. Based in universities all around Australia, Oxfam Uni Groups run projects, campaigns and events on and off campus to actively create change and give young Australians the chance to be part of something bigger.
Oxfam International Youth Partnership program (OIYP)
Every 3 years, young people from around the world come togethe for the OIYP program – a global network of young people who share a vision of a just world and are committed to working for social change with their communities. Find out more about OIYP