Young Women

Why Young Women Need to Remain in the EU

Claire Hughes | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Hughes

We cannot waste our chance. We cannot wake up on June 24th to a broken Europe. We must stand united against the racist rhetoric and lack of alternatives the 'Leave' campaign poses. We must vote YES to remain in a united, peaceful Europe.

Politicians Meet the People

Sarah Robertson | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Robertson

Thanks to The Young Women's Trust and the Good Youth Forum funded by Trust For London, I had the opportunity to have a tour of the Houses of Parliament in May and then a round table discussion with Labour MP's. It was part of a piece of work around the development of services for women and girls and why young people don't vote.

The Way We Talk About 'Economically Inactive' Women Is All Wrong

Emma Mckay | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK
Emma Mckay

If someone is economically inactive it means they're not in employment, education or training. They have not been actively seeking work in the last four weeks and they are not able to start work in the next two weeks. Both men and women can be economically inactive, obviously, but here I'm going to talk about women.

Why We Need to Invest in Life Chances for Young Women

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Carole Easton

Last week I received an invitation to an event to celebrate an anniversary. It is 150 years since the Women's Suffrage Committee, formed by Barbara Bodichon, collected 1500 signatures on a petition for women's suffrage in 1866. This was presented to the House of Commons by John Stuart Mill, the philosopher, political economist and Member of Parliament.

Why It Took Me Twenty Years (And Three Breakdowns) to Finally Feel Part of the Real World

Scarlett Raven | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Scarlett Raven

My OCD became worse when I was around people. So I spent a lot my life escaping into an imaginary world. My art allowed me to concoct a whole new universe without fear, without anxiety. Even now, painting allows me to breath and for the self-doubt to stop.

Meet Lizzie: In A Wheelchair And Dependent On A Tube, But Still Helping Others

The Huffington Post | Catherine Wyatt | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Lizzie Bailey will never dance again. Using a wheelchair and reliant on a feeding tube, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome leaves her in near constant pain. But t...

There's A 'Damaging' Gender Gap In Recruitment That's Harming Young Women

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Young women looking for work are having their confidence irreparably knocked by a shocking "gender gap" in recruitment. A survey of young jobseekers f...

Why Young Women Need to Be Engaged in the Debate on Europe

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Carole Easton

I will be encouraging young people to vote and I hope by June 23rd they will understand the importance of participating in this crucial event. The British Future report was published in January, it is now March, maybe it is already too late. I hope not.

Young Women, Youth Work and Politics

Sarah Robertson | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Robertson

I have been a youth worker for over 10 years but for the last six years I've had to become a coach, tutor, assessor, youth and community worker, media...

Girlguiding Gives Every Girl the Opportunity for Adventure and Challenge

Caroline Daboo | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Caroline Daboo

I want all girls out there to join us, and make 2016 your year of adventure. Whether it's speaking out in class or trying an adventurous sport - big or small - it's time to ditch the fear and let nothing stand in your way!

Gender Pay Gap - Or Is It an Opportunity Gap?

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK
Dr Carole Easton

Those of us who work closely with the statistics know this is simplistic. The Equality and Human Rights Commission and others have acknowledged that young women's academic attainment is not translating into better opportunities in the workplace.

Paid Less, Less Likely to Get Training or End Up With a Job - How Young Women Lose Out in Apprenticeships

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Carole Easton

Surely it is time to change things, time to offer a future to those young women who tell me they simply want a job, whose talents are being wasted by society and who are forced to rely on benefits when they could be contributing so much more to the economy?

We Need to Speak More Openly About Mental Wellbeing and Resilience

Morgan Goodsell | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Morgan Goodsell

Mental wellbeing is rarely discussed in the classroom, which I think is partly due to the fact that the issue is still seen as a taboo topic by many. However, in my opinion avoiding the topic is only increasing the lack of understanding surrounding mental wellbeing and resilience, especially between adults and young people.

Is August Really the Silly Season?

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK
Dr Carole Easton

It should read something like: despite working harder and being more successful at school and university women continue to lose out in the workplace. The gender pay gap remains, women are much more likely than men to be stuck in a narrow range of jobs many of which are low paid...

Celebrity Bodies And The Impossible Ideal Is Fuelling Eating Disorders Among Young Girls

PA | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Increased exposure to images of celebrity bodies is behind the large rise in the number of young girls admitted to hospital with an eating disorder, a...

Change the Rules: Time to Get Rid of Sexist School Uniforms

Lauren Sharkey | Posted 22.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lauren Sharkey

'Inappropriate.' 'Immoral.' 'Disruptive.' All recent words used to describe schoolgirls' outfits. Whether they're from the uniform-wearing UK or the more relaxed 'own clothes' States, young women across the world are being punished for breaching archaic school dress codes.

Young Women in the UK Defy Stereotypes of Political Apathy Through Social Media

Tamara-Jade Kaz | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tamara-Jade Kaz

When you look at the submissions collectively, it becomes a struggle to frame us as 'politically apathetic'. We aren't just a cross in a box - we've got strong beliefs and passion. I honestly think that when it comes to the relationship between young women and our politicians, it really is a case of 'it's not me, it's you' - it's clear we've got the enthusiasm and ideas, so the question is, politicians, what are you going to do about it?

Why We Ignore Gender at Our Peril When It Comes to Worklessness

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK
Dr Carole Easton

These are complex problems that won't be fixed overnight but they can be addressed; just as long as we take gender into account. To do otherwise means that any attempts will continue to fail, and to fail young women.

Time to Grow the Next Generation of Good Men

Roy Sheppard | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roy Sheppard

Developing deep and broader roots help us all to be safer, more stable and resilient. Resilience allows us to cope more effectively with these setbacks, disappointments and disasters. Today's young men need these life skills more than ever before. The world is changing. And not necessarily in a good way for men.

It's Time to End the Scandal of Workless Women

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Carole Easton

It's the scandal that no one is talking about; more than 90,000 more young women than men are out of education, employment and training - so-called NEETs. It may be a tidy acronym but now is the time to stop sweeping this issue under the carpet.

What You Need to Know About the Next Generation of Women

Jenny Garrett | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Garrett

Contrary to the common portrayal of young women as selfie taking celebrity obsessives, wrestling with self-confidence and body issues, the findings offer an alternative perspective on a generation of girls comfortable in their own skin, driven by opportunity and liberated by technology.

Make Up - It's Fake

Archie Damant | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Archie Damant

Makeup is the bane of any teenage girls life. It's made to seem like you'll gain confidence and become overall a better person. But really all it does is wreck your confidence and make you look a caked troll. Surely natural beauty is the way forward?

Body Talkin'

The Mac Twins | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

The other huge problem about body dysmorphia is the normalisation and misuse of the term. You only have to look at gossip magazines covers to see celebrities mouthing about their muffin tops, slamming their cellulite and loathing their legs; thats human nature, its natural. Its not necessarily right, and we all do it far too often, but it's something innate in all of us.

Why Do Women Know Less About Politics Than Men?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Politics

Women still know less about politics than men despite progress in sexual equality, especially in Britain, academics have said. A study of 10 nation...

Why RiRi Is Right and Liz Jones Is Wrong

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Carrie Armstrong

It's not Rihanna's job to live up to our ideal of the perfect role model for young women. She expresses herself for a living. She's very good at it. Right now she's young and spends a lot of time going out. She's really no different from other girls her age in that respect. She just does it on a bigger scale - and we all get to come along for the ride.