Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Black Brilliance: Why Investing in HBCUs Is the Smart (and Right) Thing to Do

Last year was filled with organizations—from multinational corporations to small businesses—making Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) commitments after growing calls for racial justice focused not just on our systems of government, but our socioeconomic systems as well.

In a moment of...

Celebrate Juneteenth on the Day, But Appreciate Black History Every Day

As I've gotten older, my desire for knowledge and truth has certainly increased. It is only in recent years that I've become more familiar with the historicity of Juneteenth and the significance of this...

Juneteenth: A Celebration and History Lesson with Ambassador Trint

YO Ambassador Trint says "Juneteenth is a celebration and history lesson all in one." Hear more from Trint about the importance of this holiday and how it helps tell the real story of independence for Black people in America.

Juneteenth: A Global Perspective with Ambassador Victoria

YO Ambassador Victoria says Juneteenth "is not just a sacred U.S. independence day." Hear more from Victoria about how the recognition of Juneteenth resonates around the world.

Hope For a Better Tomorrow: How Youth Opportunity Ambassadors are Confronting Discrimination

In the past year, the United States and countries around the world have had multiple reckonings with widespread discrimination. The need for social justice is not new, but the sense of urgency is arguably historic. We’ve watched as millions of protestors stood up for Black lives, we’ve used #...

IYF Stands for Dismantling Systemic Racism, Starting with Us

Over the past year at IYF, as the issue of systemic racism became front page news and decolonizing development was debated across the international development community, IYF looked internally to determine whether we have been silently complicit. We found that we have, and we’re committed to...

Young people are so...entitled.

Young people from all over the world talk about the world to which they are entitled and share how they aren't waiting for it to be handed to them; rather, they are creating it for themselves, and all of us.

Young people are so...entitled. (Spanish subtitles)

Young people from all over the world talk about the world to which they are entitled and share how they aren't waiting for it to be handed to them; rather, they are creating it for themselves, and all of us.

Meet IYF's New Logo

IYF's ​new logo represents our commitment to being a connector and convener in the international development space because real, lasting change can't be achieved alone.

Five Ways to Combat Stereotypes and Advance Gender Equity in TVET Systems

Unfortunately, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) suffers from negative and inaccurate misperceptions across the globe. Palestinian TVET expert...