One year on from the first Covid-19 lockdown, 86% of young women said they felt that the government response to the pandemic had made things worse for people like them.
Joe Levenson, Director of Communications and Campaigns responds to the budget announcement.
Joe Levenson, Director of Campaigns and Communications responds to announcement that gender pay gap reporting will be delayed again.
Joe Levenson, Director of Communications and Campaigns responds to new report from Fair by Design, The Inequality of Poverty.
Joe Levenson, Director of Communications and Campaigns, responds to the Women and Equalities Committee's new report.
Joe Levenson, Director of Communications and Campaigns responds to the new lockdown announcement and the Chancellor's relief package to help businesses through the next lockdown.
The Chancellor said our economic emergency has only just begun, but the sad reality is that for many young women it was a struggle to make ends meet long before the pandemic hit.
A major new report and polling from Young Women’s Trust has found that an estimated 1.5 million young women have lost income since the start of the pandemic and over two thirds (69%) of young women claiming benefits this year say they did so for the very first time.
If the government is serious about reducing the gender pay gap and levelling up so that young women aren’t left behind, far more needs to be done to target support where it’s most needed.
Fawcett Society and Young Women’s Trust have today announced they are entering talks to investigate a potential merger, led by the organisations’ boards.
Sophie Walker will be leaving Young Women’s Trust this month, with current Chief Operating Officer Abi Shapiro taking up the role as Interim Chief Executive Officer.
Today's announcement may give reassurances to some, but it offers little comfort to the young women who have already lost their jobs, or who have been pushed into unpaid work, or who are furloughed from jobs that paid barely enough to begin with.