Create and mobilize initiatives in favor of youth

Youth Voices Brasil is an independent initiative of young volunteers, supported by the World Bank and Y2Y Community. Our team is composed of people from different regions of Brazil, races, genders, sexual orientations, and educational backgrounds.  Youth Voices Brasil aims to increase the inclusiveness of youth employability interventions in Brazil, especially for the youth in socioeconomic vulnerability situations. The action is taken through 3 main projects: Connections; Employed Youth; and Nudging your Future. Currently, our projects are developed free of charge for young people. In 2021, we have impacted directly and indirectly thousands of young people and 40 organizations.

Entity

Youth Voices Brazil Youth organization, civil society, non-governmental, non-profit organization

Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Policy, advocacy and convening power

Partners

  • Y2Y Community

    United Nations system entity

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Financial and/or in-kind contribution

Sustainable Development Goals & targets

  • 4.3 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university
  • 5.a Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws
  • 5.b Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women
  • 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services

description

Our commitment will be delivered through the projects described below:

 

  • Connections YVB - Meetings oriented to organizations from governmental, private, and public sectors to discuss and collaborate on youth employability strategies. Some of the participating organizations become partners in our other products. Currently, 40 organizations have taken part in this project. 
  • Nudging Your Future - This product provides short-term courses on career mentoring and soft and hard skills. Targeted at youth aged between 18-24 years old, who are in vulnerable situations, and looking for their first employment opportunity. 19 young people benefited last year and more than 50 are expected for 2022. The courses have an inclusive language, based on evidence, and are delivered from youth to youth.
  • Employed Youth - Multiply the knowledge about Youth Employment in the context of Brazil. This project uses advocacy as the main tool and monitors the public policies. It has impacted more than 890 people.

 

https://yvbrasil.org
https://www.instagram.com/yvbrasil/
https://www.linkedin.com/company/youth-voices-brazil/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-wVDxTFJnsmXiylIBRmuew

Deliverables and links to SDG targets

  • 100 young people trained in relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, ICT skills and soft skills

    4.3 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university

    Short-term courses on career mentoring, soft and hard skills - supporting young people in the search for their first employment opportunity.

    BY: Dec 2023
  • 100 youth employment stakeholders supported through technical assistance, capacity-building or peer learning

    8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services

    Meetings oriented to organizations from all sectors to discuss and collaborate on youth employability strategies. 

    BY: Dec 2023
  • 2,000 knowledge sharing or advocacy tactics on youth employment carried out, including events, campaigns and media items

    5.a Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws

    Advocacy strategies and monitoring of public policies on Youth Employment in Brazil.

    BY: Dec 2023

Start

15-Jan-2022

End

16-Dec-2023

Target: All ages 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-35

Primarily:
  • Young people in urban areas
  • Young people in rural areas
  • Young women
  • Young men
  • Youth with disabilities
  • Specific ethnic groups
  • Low-income individuals
  • Non-low income individuals
  • Young people with low levels of education and/or drop-outs

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