Young Women’s Manifesto

Young women know what economic justice looks like. Our manifesto is a nationwide call for change. We want to build communities that value young women and the contribution they make.

The manifesto imagines a world where young women can realise their talents and build a better world for everyone.

The manifesto focuses on 4 objectives

Unlocking young women’s potential, smashing career stereotypes, valuing young women’s unpaid work and building equal workplaces.

It sets out the things that young women want to change, including:

  • Teaching equality as part of the school curriculum so boys respect girls from the start of primary school
  • Access to education and training opportunities that include equal numbers of apprenticeships for young women in engineering and for young men in social care
  • Removing the term ‘economically inactive’ from all government policies as a term to describe young women doing unpaid work like caring for children and family members
  • Training on how to support survivors of violence available in all workplaces
  • A childcare revolution – equal investment in care as in construction and free childcare for those in education and training

Read the manifesto [pdf download]

Darllenwch y Maniffesto Menywod Ifanc yn y Gymraeg [lawrlwythwch pdf]

A young woman speaking on stage at an event

Why we need a manifesto

“We wrote a manifesto because we know what needs to be done to make our lives truly equal, economically productive and free from boundaries – and we want to make it happen.”

Mattea, a young woman

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Find out how we can make lasting change for young women

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Young women campaigning for Young Women's Trust

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