How do we ensure that no young woman is left behind? | Young Women's Trust
Young Women’s Trust invites you to hear from politicians as they set out their plans to ensure
Young Women’s Trust invites you to hear from politicians as they set out their plans to ensure that No Young Woman is Left Behind.
Join us ahead of the forthcoming local, mayoral and Welsh Assembly elections to hear from representatives from the following political parties as they answer the question “How do we ensure that no young woman is left behind in the recovery from coronavirus.”
- Conservative Party (invited)
- Labour Party
- Liberal Democrats
- Green Party
- Plaid Cymru
- Women’s Equality Party
The event will be chaired by Maya Oppenheim – Women’s Correspondent at The Independent.
The elections happening around England and Wales on 6 May are some of the most important of the last decade. The coronavirus crisis has made clear the huge challenges young women were already facing and increased existing inequalities. And things are set to get worse rather than better.
Before the crisis, young women were already facing discrimination and inequality that stopped them from fulfilling their potential. The last 12 months have seen these challenges grow as 1.5 million young women lost income. Growing pressures around finances, caring responsibilities and a need to turn to a benefit system that too often punishes rather supports have set the scene for a mental health crisis.
As lockdown restrictions begin to ease the focus is shifting to how to build back after the crisis. At Young Women’s Trust we’ve been clear that this can’t mean just a return to how things were.
This is a chance to hear from politicians and to ask them about their plans to ensure that, as the country rebuilds, no young woman is left behind.
(Thursday) 17:30 - 19:00