Over a million young women are already struggling to live on low or no pay.

We are very concerned about the financial and emotional impact the coronavirus outbreak will have on them.  

We welcome the emergency financial support measures that the government has announced so far.

However, we are concerned that these measures still do not go far enough. Many young women will be unable to make ends meet.  

To safeguard economically vulnerable young women, we are calling on Government to: 

1. Increase protections for those most at risk of financial hardship by improving benefits 

2. Ensure Universal Credit is accessible by all - and quickly

3. Ensure support is available to the most vulnerable families including - support for workers on zero hours contracts, guaranteed parental leave, food vouchers, access to healthcare for refugee and migrant women

4. Guarantee protections for those who have to work

5. Set up an emergency support fund so that frontline services can guarantee support for those experiencing domestic abuse

6. Publish an equalities impact assessment of the coronavirus legislation 

Read our calls to the government in full >>