We started our No Young Woman Left Behind coronavirus campaign because we don’t think that any young woman should be at the back of the queue as the country tries to cope with and recover from the crisis.
With unemployment rising we must understand the economic impact of coronavirus on young women.
In June, over 230 of you write to your MPs asking them to read our Ignored, undervalued and underpaid report. Now we need your help to call on MPs to close the women's data gap.
At the moment, the government isn't accurately measuring the impact of the crisis on young women. Unless the government knows how young women are being affected and who's struggling the most, they can't provide targeted support.
We want the government to set out a clear jobs plan for young women. As part of this we're calling on them to:
Make employers publish their redundancy data by protected characteristics like age, sex or race so we can see who is being impacted by job losses.
Monitor and publish data on who takes up the government’s Kickstart job placement scheme, broken down by industry as well as by sex, age and race.
Immediately commit to restarting gender pay gap reporting for 2021/22 which was suspended in March.
Our five calls to government
At the start of lockdown we made five calls to the government. We asked them to make sure no young women faced financial hardship due to the crisis and to make sure women's experiences are at the heart of the nation's recovery.