We know that the pandemic has affected young women economically. However, even before the pandemic young women faced specific barriers to employment.
In our report One Size Fits No One we found that
- A lack of flexible and accessible job opportunities is preventing young women from entering the workforce.
- Young women from minoritised communities face additional challenges and barriers when looking for work or claiming benefits.
- Young women’s mental and financial wellbeing is suffering as a result of unemployment, inadequate opportunities and living on benefits.
- The benefits system is difficult to navigate, and many young women are struggling to live comfortably on the benefits they receive.
We want to unlock young women’s potential and give them a chance to contribute. We want to ensure they have the skills and support to succeed and raise their voices.