Raising the voices of young women
Young women’s unpaid work is worth £140 billion to the UK economy and around one million young women in England and Wales are struggling to live on low or no pay.
Young Women’s Trust is a feminist organisation working to achieve economic justice for young women. It stands up for equality for young women, and aims to unlock potential, smash career stereotypes, value unpaid work and build equal workplaces. The trust does all of this whilst upholding inclusive principles.
It campaigns for young women’s equality in the workplace and shares the realities of young women’s lives through research. It also provides a free coaching service which supports young women to make plans for the future and a job application feedback service. Through these services and campaigns, Young Women’s Trust seeks to raise the voices of young women, fire their imagination and enable them to go further.
Why It Matters
Although gender equality has made great progress over the past 100 years, there is still a long way to go. From barriers at the entry point of employment right through to sexism in the workplace, young women across the UK don’t always have an easy ride when it comes to paid work. They’re underpaid or even unable to take on paid work due to unpaid commitments. Young women’s work has value, yet it isn’t valued. It is crucial that we give these young women the right tools and campaigning for better conditions in the workplace. Young Women’s Trust plays an incredibly important role in giving young women more power and confidence to succeed.