The Girlguiding charity has been asking girls what they think every year since 2009 through our Girls’ Attitudes Survey. They collect the views of over 1,600 girls and young women aged 7 to 21 across the UK.
This year girls and young women reported that they feel held back by gender stereotypes, sexism, and anxiety about how they look. They think they may not achieve their aspirations because they don’t feel safe, they’re facing double standards on what behaviour is acceptable because they’re girls and they don’t feel the same roles are open to them compared to boys.
Themes of the report:
Girls and young women spoke about the challenges they’re facing and what they want to change in relation to:
- body confidence
- women in the media and everyday sexism
- personal safety and harassment
- online and social media
- mental and emotional well-being
- education and skills
- aspirations and leadership.
Download full report here