“Young people don’t know anything!” – Changing dominant power relations by acknowledging the potential of youth

All over the world, young people demand change. In many countries, youth movements for climate protection are becoming popular and powerful. Around the globe, young people raise their voices against oppression and fight for democracy – through art, dance, demonstrations and many other forms of advocacy. However, the reactions of the society towards the strong…

The future of work in the Global South

What will the future of work look like in the Global South? I talked to different Oxfam-colleagues worldwide to discuss how working models and labour markets will be transformed by global trend and which challenges the future will hold for young people. ‘The future of work’ – how climate change, technological change, urbanization, automation and…

Representing Oxfam Novib at a career fair: answering tough question about my internship

Probably every student has experienced the career fairs organized by their university. Throughout the years I myself attended at least five and collected a handful of leaflets and souvenirs. This spring, for the first time, I had the chance to stand on the other side and represent Oxfam Novib and speak to potential candidates. Oxfam Novib, along with twenty other organizations, was present at the…

The importance of gender in developing programs

I have started my internship at Oxfam Novib a few weeks ago. Already, I see and learn about things that had never really crossed my mind before. One of those things is the importance of keeping a gender perspective in mind when elaborating development programs at an international level. Of course, as a feminist and…