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.
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.