NorthSouth Group

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REDUCING POVERTY BY IMPROVING HEALTH AND LIVELIHOODS

The NorthSouth Group was formed out of a concern for the persistence of poverty and vulnerability. Main areas of focus are adolescent health and development, youth employment, child protection, disability, gender equity and menís participation, and water and sanitation. We come from international agencies, NGOs, academia and government. Our mission is to collaborate with local partners and communities to improve the health and well-being of those at risk.

Youth Employment

Unemployment and under-employment increase the exposure of youth to many social and economic risks. The world faces a great challenge, particularly in poor and conflict-affected countries to ensure sustainable livelihoods for young people. The lack of prospects and limited social and political opportunities to engage productively within society perpetuates poverty. This leads to youth involvement in conflict and violence, a higher exposure to the risks of HIV/AIDS, and is a key determinant leading to protracted or re-emerging conflict. Excluded youth are also prime targets for recruitment by gangs, drug traffickers, rebels, warlords and militia.

Youth Employment Youth Employment

Click to read more:

World Bank: Brief on Youth
ICRW: Equal Opportunity and Youth Employment

 

 

 

The Niblock Charitable Trust is funding our work in Kenya to support orphans and vulnerable children.

ExxonMobil The NorthSouth Group receives a grant for its outreach work from the ExxonMobil Foundation.

NorthSouth Group Advisory Committee member Mariam Khokhar is awarded International Organization for Migration Director General's Award for her contribution to IOM's immediate earthquake response.

International Organization for Migration Award

For more information go to http://www.iom.int

NorthSouth Group discusses human trafficking at the International Health Conference at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Human Trafficking

For more information go to www.phrusa.org