Youth Challenge 1.0 – The Red Code – Pakistan - Video

Menstrual health for women in Pakistan

Generation Unlimited
28 July 2020
Generation Unlimited

Meet The Red Code, supporting better menstrual hygiene with information and sanitary pads for disadvantaged girls and women in Pakistan. The Red Code is already making great progress with the community. They run awareness workshops and provide women with reusable, cloth pads which are stitched by home-based workers to support self-sustaining micro-entrepreneurship.

The Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge is designed to inspire young people with brilliant ideas but without the resources to bring them to life. The first round of the Youth Challenge was launched September 2018, inviting youth from 16 countries to develop big ideas for education, training and decent work. Over 800 young people participated and 80 teams were recognized at the national level. Five global winners were selected for global incubation, receiving $20,000 in funding and an opportunity to take part in a tailored mentorship and business development programme.

The global winners of the first-ever Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge convened in Cairo to take their innovative ideas on improving education, employment and civic engagement for young people to the next level.

Co-hosted by UNICEF and UNDP, the week-long incubation workshop provided an opportunity for the teams to practice pitching their ideas, receive tailored advice from successful entrepreneurs and investors, and learn about practical business development tools, including ones that can help them successfully balance impact and income.