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Girls’ Attitudes Survey 2013. What girls say about… equality for girls, 29/11/13 [E/NI/S/W]

Girlguiding UK's fifth annual survey suggests that a growing number of girls and young women are unhappy with the way they look and more 16 to 18-year-olds feel less positive about life generally.

Sexual harassment is commonplace, while young women are judged harshly for sexual behaviour that is seen as acceptable in boys and under media pressure to conform to stereotyped versions of beauty. Online bullying and abuse is also widespread. However, despite the impact of these challenges on girls’ well-being, confidence and sometimes their aspirations, the report also finds a generation of girls and young women who are resilient, positive and highly ambitious, with hopes and aspirations for an equal, happy and rewarding future.

For full details see the Girlguiding UK website.

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Girls’ Attitudes Survey 2013. What girls say about… equality for girls