Young women’s feminism and activism 2019

This research shows that nearly 70% of young women aged 18 to 24 call themselves feminist and say that sexism is a major problem in the UK.

The annual poll also revealed 1 in 10 young women took part in a protest or other form of activism in the last year, indicating a rise in civil and political protesting among those who feel ignored by decision makers.

The number of young women calling themselves feminists marks an increase of 12% from the previous year’s poll result.

I feel sexism is still rife within the workplace, especially in more male-dominated industries. While we have made great strides in past decades, there is still a lack of female leadership within many companies, and this has led to a lack of representation of female interests within the workplace.

Young women’s advisory panel member