2018 has been heralded as the “year of the woman”, an important milestone 100 years on from the first women in the UK getting the vote and a turning point in the struggle for women’s equality. But how much is life really improving for women, especially young women, and what are the prospects for achieving equality?
This is the third Young Women’s Trust annual survey and the latest to find that the situation facing many young people is deeply troubling.
While considerable numbers of young people are doing well, many are clearly struggling financially and emotionally. This year’s survey once again shows that young women remain more likely than young men to be affected by job insecurity, money worries and debt. Significant numbers have also experienced sexual harassment, discrimination and low confidence at work.