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Improving lifelong opportunities for young women.
Improving lifelong opportunities for young women.

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“We need urgent action to close the gap. This means supporting women into better-paid, male-dominated sectors like engineering and construction and tackling low pay in women-dominated sectors."

Read our comments on the Government’s response to the Women and Equalities Select Committee’s report on the gender pay gap.

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“Young people say they want to be financially independent. Giving them the right skills and support to find work, and ensuring decent, flexible jobs are available, will help them achieve that."

Read our response to labour market data from the Office for National Statistics, released today.

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Young Women’s Trust wants to create the systemic change needed to ensure there are equal opportunities for young women on low or no pay to have fair financial futures.

We know that our work makes a difference to the lives of young women we meet through our services, participation work and indirectly through our campaigning work. Find out how by reading our 2016 Impact Report.

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We are pleased to announce that Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra will be attending the first Young Women's Trust Awards.

While most awards acknowledge those at the very top of their profession, Young Women’s Trust, which supports young women on low or no pay, will highlight the fact that getting a foot in the door is the biggest hurdle for most young women. HRH Princess Alexandra will present awards to everyday young women whose hard work is often overlooked.

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"Because of a lack of qualifications, my life experience and passions were not relevant or enough to get into my dream job, so I decided to try and do it anyway and I started supporting individuals in my borough through a social enterprise I started with a few friends and volunteering for other community groups with similar aims as me, whilst living on minimum income (tax credits and child benefit)."

Read YWT trainee, Vanessa's inspiring story about how she coped with being economically inactive.

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We are really pleased to announce that Virgin Media has signed our pledge to help more young women into apprenticeships, become the first Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) company to do so.

Read our press release here!

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“While it is welcome that youth unemployment is falling, levels of economic inactivity are still far too high."

Read our press release in response to new ONS labour market data, released today.

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NEW REPORT

‘Young, Female and Forgotten?’ Our new report, supported by Barrow Cadbury Trust funding, is the first in-depth research into young women who are classed as “economically inactive” (not working or currently looking for work) and not in education or training.

285,000 young women fall into this category – 82,000 more than men. They are not included in official unemployment statistics and not given adequate government support to find jobs, despite wanting to work.

Read the report and find out more about our research project.
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