Valuing young women’s unpaid work

Everyday young women are told to work for nothing. Caring, cooking, cleaning and making sure everyone else is OK.

We don’t think it’s OK that all this important work is being ignored. Help us show the government and politicians how much young women are worth and ensure their contribution is valued.

I do the unpaid work around arranging care because I love and care for my grandparents. Unfortunately, my other family members do not do it…

A young woman

4 busy women

Do you know how much unpaid work you do?

Use our online calculator to work out how many hours of unpaid work you do each week – and how much money you contribute to the economy with your unpaid work.

Fill in our unpaid work calculator

Our research on unpaid work

Designed, conducted and analysed by young women peer researchers currently in unpaid work, our research offers an insight into the unpaid work that women do.

The most striking thing that I heard when interviewing women was ‘If I don’t do it, nobody else will’ – the women I interviewed often had this response whether there were others who could help out or not. I feel that it is a huge responsibility for women to juggle several roles as well as their own lives.

Tayah, young woman peer researcher

Read the report

A group of young women in a workshop space

Building equal workplaces

Young women face discrimination at work every day. A third of young women have faced discrimination when looking for work or while working.

Woman at a microphone

Smashing career stereotypes

We want to break down barriers to opportunities for young women, so they can smash career stereotypes and be anything they want to be.