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About the campaign

Young Women Can Achieve aims to break down the barriers in society that are preventing women from realising their full potential. With a focus on female empowerment, mental wellbeing and support to end violence against women, we want this new campaign to have a significant impact upon the lives of women in Yorkshire.

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We need your help to address this inequality, society needs and has to change. As a charity we run programmes on mental health and work hard to empower those within our care, nevertheless our funding is limited and demand outstrips supply. The story of Jessica is a heartwarming tale of female endeavour in the face of adversity, but we need to do more as a society to ensure that women from every background are given equal opportunities to success in their own way.

A snapshot at our Projects taken over the past two years shows that 72% of the young women have been victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives, and a staggering 59.4% identified that they are also suffering from mental ill-health – many of these since childhood. These rates are too high and as a society we need to look at ourselves and see how we can bring these rates down.

There's several small changes we all can make to our lives. To explore these more and to sign the pledge that you'll do more to address these inequalities in Yorkshire please click here.