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Equality survey should act as ‘wake-up call’, says Girlguiding chief

Whatever happened to girl power? The fifth annual Girls’ Attitudes Survey focusing on equality for girls shows that sexual harassment is still endemic.

The survey from Girlguiding reports that three quarters of 11-21s say sexism affects most areas of their lives, and many worry that gender discrimination will curtail their future choices.

More than a third of girls aged 7-21 (36%) have been patronised or made to feel stupid because of their sex, rising sharply to 60% of 16-21s. and 87% of girls aged 11-21 think women are judged more on their appearance than on their ability.

Girlguiding chief executive Julie Bentley commented: “These results should be a wake-up call for decision-makers across the board. This is an ambitious, resilient and hopeful generation of girls who are capable of achieving so much – we must not let inequality get in their way.”

You can download the report here


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Girlguiding | UK & NI Ireland | Equality

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