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Youth collaborating on a project

Youth and Inequality

Young women and men today must grapple with serious social, political and environmental problems inherited from their elders. By marshaling the energy, creativity and talents of youth to address the multiple inequalities they face, we will all reap a ‘demographic dividend’ and build a fairer world.

Free education is one of the strongest weapons in the fight against inequality, benefiting everyone in society, but the poorest youth most of all. Photo: Dustin Barter/Oxfam

Supporting today’s youth, the best chance to end poverty tomorrow

Generational inequality has grown at an alarming rate, paralleling the rise in the gap between rich and poor. Despite their potential and strength in numbers, youth continue to be culturally and politically marginalized. With the support of their elders however, they could be instrumental in finding solutions to the challenges of poverty.

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