Celebrating 10 years and more of solving youth unemployment through partnerships
Solving youth unemployment through partnerships.
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On average, South African women have more educational qualifications but still remain less employed and
economically active than men. In fact, young women are 6-8% less likely to be working than men.
This reality proves Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator’s decade-long hypothesis that more schooling
and qualifications alone do not translate into economic opportunity, particularly for those most excluded
from the labour market.
Launched at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting by The Prince’s Trust group of charities, the research shows a stark ‘Upskill Struggle’ for many young people who are at the very beginning of their careers.
The personal and social costs of the employment crisis are not gender neutral. Women experience disproportionately worse outcomes than men at every stage. While we celebrate Women’s Month, Harambee continues to shine a spotlight on the gendered dimension of youth employment in South Africa and the specific actions we can take to address this.
What’s the context? The South African government recently released the first, draft Country Investment Strategy which seeks to attract and...
This Youth Month marks 46 years since the Soweto student uprising of June 16, 1976, where students protested against the forced imposition by the...