1,923,376 people have helped raise more than $5,160,963 for 249 projects


Where does this issue fit into the Sustainable Development Goals?

Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

A continued lack of decent work opportunities, insufficient investments and under-consumption lead to an erosion of the basic social contract underlying democratic societies: that all must share in progress. The creation of quality jobs will remain a major challenge for almost all economies well beyond 2015.

Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs that stimulate the economy while not harming the environment. Job opportunities and decent working conditions are also required for the whole working age population.

Facts & Figures

  • Global unemployment increased from 170 million in 2007 to nearly 202 million in 2012, of which about 75 million are young women and men.
  • Nearly 2.2 billion people live below the US$2 poverty line and that poverty eradication is only possible through stable and well-paid jobs.
  • 470 million jobs are needed globally for new entrants to the labour market between 2016 and 2030.
Find our more about this Sustainable Development Goal. 

Help women build livelihoods in Vietnam Viet Nam , RUN BY: CARE Australia

Viet Nam This project will help ethnic minority women in Vietnam to build sustainable, resilient and profitable livelihoods that benefit the whole community by providing new skills and techniques to improve farming practices.

This project is 100% Funded



AUD 20,004

Raised from 6,012 people

Empower youth through vocational training in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka , RUN BY: Plan Australia

Sri Lanka This project will engage communities and empower young women and marginalized young men to overcome some of the underlying barriers which are preventing them from enrolling in, and completing their vocational training.

This project is 100% Funded



AUD 20,001

Raised from 6,118 people

Help youth gain employment in Vanuatu Vanuatu , RUN BY: Oxfam Australia

Vanuatu This project will offer training opportunities for young women, school leavers and disadvantaged youth to improve their skills, confidence and networks, helping them to gain employment or start an enterprise.

This project is 100% Funded



AUD 30,093

Raised from 9,502 people

Improve Education Through Vocational Training in Tanzania Tanzania , RUN BY: Anza

Tanzania This project will support innovative entrepreneurs working in the education sector to bring quality, affordable education to millions of young people who can’t otherwise access an education that will set them up for life.

This project is 100% Funded



USD 10,011

Raised from 4,391 people

Provide Skills Training for Young Women in Myanmar Myanmar , RUN BY: Plan Australia

Myanmar This project will enable young women to contribute to the socio-economic development of their communities by giving them the skills and experience required to secure decent work close to home.

This project is 100% Funded



AUD 20,002

Raised from 6,241 people

Safe Access to Jobs for Migrant Women in Myanmar Myanmar , RUN BY: CARE Australia

Myanmar This project aims to help women migrants from rural areas, who are at great risk of exploitation, find safe employment, gain protections against violence and access health services and other support in urban cities in Myanmar.

This project is 100% Funded



AUD 25,002

Raised from 7,812 people