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JobTrain Creates Sustainable Employment Opportunities

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Vocational training programs are typically viewed as a lesser option than universities. However, as university graduates struggle to find jobs, vocational training is becoming increasingly promising. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has repeatedly highlighted the “skills gap” between unemployed workers and job openings that require more than a high school education but less than a four-year degree.

Amal Clooney Scholarship For Young Women Launches In Lebanon

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has partnered with 100 Lives, a new global initiative that supports an annual scholarship for young women from Lebanon to pursue studies at the United World College Dilijan in Armenia. This yearly Amal Clooney Scholarship, as it will be known, will fund one female student to enroll on a two-year international baccalaureate program.

Barclays And UNICEF Unlock the Business Potential of the World’s Young People

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The world has never been younger. Youth issues have never been more diverse or interrelated.

Saudi Arabian Women Finally Have The Right To Vote And To Be Elected to Office

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – At least 17 women were elected to public office in Saudi Arabia on 12 December 2015, making these elections truly historic, because it marked the first time women in the country were allowed to vote and to run for office.

Net Impact: Collaborating to Nourish Nine Billion

Guest blog by Mac Marshall, Monsanto

I’ve been back in the office for a few weeks now, but I’m still – for lack of a better phrase – basking in the glow of my Net Impact experience.

“Green & Lean”: New Range Of Sustainable U.K. School Meals From Sodexo And WWF

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Worryingly, the U.K. now has the highest rate of obesity in Europe, with one in three children overweight or obese by year six. Obesity in children under 11 has risen by over 40 percent in ten years. If this trend continues, half of U.K. children will be obese or overweight by 2020. London has the highest obesity levels for children in reception and year six compared to other parts of the country.

Learn Everything You Need to Know About Innovations in Development in Three Hours Flat

Guest Blog by Alicia Bonner Ness, PYXERA Global

Okay, maybe not everything.

A Dark Reality: 1 in 7 Girls Worldwide Becomes A Child Bride, Marrying An Older Man

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Were you aware that 27, 397 girls under the age of 18 are married every day in different parts of the world? That’s one in seven girls globally who becomes a child bride, often marrying an older man she doesn’t know. Sadly these figures are part of a harrowing reality, particularly in poor families who often view marriage as way to secure a girl’s future, especially in communities with limited economic opportunities.

Mentoring Benefits Youth and Businesses Alike

Guest blog by Deborah K. Holmes, EY Americas

Tackling America’s Children Living With Hunger And Poverty

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – There are now a higher percentage of children living in poverty in America than during the Great Recession. Six years after the global financial and economic crisis, hunger still remains high here. America’s Health Rankings highlights that children living in poverty are three times more likely than other children to have their health needs unmet.

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