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What issues matter to young campaigners?

Hello, we are Katie and Vishali, two Oxfam Youth Ambassadors from Colchester County High School for Girls in Essex. On Friday the 14th of October we were privileged enough to attend Oxfam GB's...

The importance of valuing different voices

Valuing diversity and having a strong sense of identity is an important part of being a global citizen. Vicky Leech, Education and Youth Adviser for Oxfam Cymru, explores identity and diversity in...

Grenada Adapts to Climate Change: Week of Action 2016

The 8th - 16th October is the Climate Coalition's Week of Action and there are lots of ways which schools can get involved. In this blog post, John McLaverty shares his experiences of visiting...

How to help young people make better sense of violence and conflict

As I sit down to write, news reports of violence from around the world are scrolling up on the BBC news feed on my computer screen. From here, the world outside looks like a very scary and dangerous...

Young people take on gender norms: Maise and Jazmine

On Thursday 8th September, six Oxfam youth ambassadors travelled to Oxford University to attend the first day of a conference hosted by Young Lives on gender, youth and adolescence. Young Lives...

Young people take on gender norms: Dottie and Susi

On Thursday 8th September, six Oxfam youth ambassadors travelled to Oxford University to attend the first day of a conference hosted by Young Lives on gender, youth and adolescence.  Young Lives...

Young people take on gender norms: Imogen and Maddie

On Thursday 8th September, six Oxfam youth ambassadors travelled to Oxford University to attend the first day of a conference hosted by Young Lives on gender, youth and adolescence.  Young Lives...

The rights of child refugees

Last week Unicef released a new report looking at the experiences of children who have been forced to leave their homes by conflict, insecurity and circumstances beyond their control. This blog...

European youth find their voices

Schools for Future Youth is an EU funded project run by Oxfam GB in partnership with organisations in Cyprus, Italy and Poland. It enables young people across Europe to explore issues, share their...

Young voices come together

Here's some food for thought. In 2014 young people aged 10 to 24 made up almost 25% of the world's population. That's 1.8 billion people. What's even more staggering is that 90% of...