Young Women's Trust supports and represents over one million women aged 16-30 trapped by low or no pay and facing a life of poverty. 

We provide services and run campaigns to make sure that the potential and talents of young women don't go to waste.

The final report of our year-long Scarred for Life? Inquiry into young women trapped by low pay and no pay has now been published. Click on the button below for more information.


Bestselling author Martina Cole speaks candidly and amusingly about why she wishes Young Women's Trust had existed when she was a young woman. Hear about the reaction Martina received when she had her first child at 19, how she went from sleeping on the floor of an unfurnished council flat to getting a publishing deal and how she struggled with confidence, even when winning plaudits and prizes. Martina knows how tough things can be for young women. What are her tips for those making their way, and making best use of their talents, today?

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