Our impact in 2019

By Young Women's Trust • 6 March 2020

In the current climate we know that our dedication to young women has never been more important, given their particular vulnerability to economic difficulties arising from the coronavirus crisis.

We’re pleased to present our Impact Report for 2019 and proud to demonstrate how our work has supported young women. We are currently planning and re-organising our work so we can continuously assess and respond quickly to young women’s developing needs in the coming weeks. We will not waver from our commitment to secure economic justice for young women.

In this blog, we present some of our 2019 successes.

Work It Out

Through our free coaching and job application service, Work It Out, we supported almost 3,000 women. More than half of these young women started a new job, training or volunteering and 90% said our support was helpful to building skills and stronger mental health.

Campaigning and research

Through our Paid Less, Worth Less? campaign for young women, we helped to secure the Government’s commitment to extend the National Living Wage to younger workers.

We ran a peer research project equipping young women to conduct research in collaboration with Partnership for Young London. We investigated the amount of unpaid work young women do and how they feel about it.

Ambitious new strategy

In September, 25 young women were involved in shaping our ambitious new strategy – to become a leading feminist organisation with a relentless focus on achieving economic justice for young women.

Into 2020

On International Women’s Day 2020, we launched our Young Women’s Manifesto for change and our #YoungWomenTogether activist movement of young women with experience of living on low or no pay.

As inequality across the country grows and services for young people are cut, our work has never been more important.

Download the full impact report [pdf]