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8 March 2017

Challenges for Young Women in UK Politics: What factors are deterring young women from entering politics in the United Kingdom?

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2017, the International Press Foundation (IPF) published a report, ‘The Challenges for Young Women in UK Politics’, that reveals some of the struggles young women in our country face when attempting to break into a political career.

The majority of people surveyed for this research were those aged 18 to 30, which is the IPF’s core target audience. In addition, 85% of respondents were female, allowing the research to explore the issue primarily from the perspective of young women in the UK.

Download the full report here