WHAT ABOUT YOUNG PEOPLE?
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has warned of a “scarred” generation of young workers facing a dangerous mix of high unemployment, increased inactivity and precarious work in developed countries, as well as persistently high working poverty in the developing world.
For the first time in generations, young women and men have a harder time finding a job and ways to make a decent living than their parents.
Without swift and innovative solutions, we could be faced with a ‘lost generation’ of young people entirely detached from the labour market and who have lost all hope of finding decent work.
Recent protests – from the Occupy movements, to the Arab Spring uprisings and the Top-Up Fees protests in the UK – show that young people are unhappy with the status quo and not afraid to voice their concerns.
The figures don’t lie… Worldwide, young people are experiencing a jobs crisis.
Share your voice and get involved in the youth jobs crisis debate!
VOICES OF YOUTH ON SOCIAL JUSTICE