Future Girl: Biggest ever girls' manifesto launched by Girlguiding
Future Girl was developed after consultation and research with 76,000 girls in guiding, aged 4-25. Girls and young women shared their concerns, hopes and ideas about the world and their lives. The topics that girls of all ages care about the most - such as bullying, gender stereotypes, appearance pressures, and the environment - shaped Future Girl.
Future Girl sets out the future that girls want in five key topics. Girlguiding will now work with girls all over the UK to make this future a reality.
The Future Girl research found:
- Girls and young women aged 14-25 said sexual harassment and tackling unhealthy relationships are their top priorities for the future.
- 15,800 girls aged 10-14 named not being able to do the same things as boys as the most unfair thing about being a girl today.
- 36,309 Brownies (ages 7-10) said they want to live in a world where people care about the environment and recycling.
- 17,956 Rainbows (ages 4-7) said a lack of access to outdoor parks or playgrounds makes them feel sad and annoyed.
- Bullying is the most important issue to Guides for the future, with animal welfare and appearance pressures listed as second and third.
- 35,545 Brownies said they want girls and young women to feel confident expressing their opinions.