Why we campaign for girls' rights
Across the UK, girls are being harassed in public places – and told it's just part of growing up.
Our latest survey shows that 38% of girls are experiencing verbal harassment like catcalling, wolf whistling and sexual comments every month, while 15% are being touched, groped or grabbed – and they've told us they want it to stop.
That's why we're asking you to say 'It's not OK', as we call on the government to recognise harassment in public as a form of gender-based violence.
Standing with brave girls in Nepal
Every day, girls are being trafficked within Nepal, across the border into India and overseas. Once they’re taken away from their homes, they're being sexually exploited in brothels, and forced into child marriage, domestic servitude and to work in clothes factories.
It's a horrendous abuse of girls' rights, and it has to stop. That's why we asked you to support youth advocates like Sarita and Sabina, as they campaign to get their Mayor to take action.
Break the Barriers
- Sugi, 20, Middlesbrough
Our first-of-its-kind report reveals girls' experiences of periods in the UK, and how a culture of stigma and silence is putting girls' physical, sexual and mental health at risk.
Let’s Talk. Period
In the UK, period stigma, combined with the high cost of period products and a lack of education, has led to a ‘toxic trio’ of period poverty, and it’s impacting girls’ lives – as our 2018 report, Break the Barriers, revealed.
Now we’re delivering Let’s Talk. Period, a new project committed to ending period poverty in England, which we’ll be delivering with young people’s sexual health and wellbeing charity, Brook, funded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.
My story in virtual reality: Mamie's Dream
“Because I was born a girl, I’ve had to face many difficult challenges along the way – from avoiding FGM, to teenage pregnancy, and getting an education.”
In a country where 73% of girls don’t finish their education, Mamie’s dream of becoming a teacher in Sierra Leone seemed impossible – but she was determined to succeed. This is her story.
Trafficking is a horrendous abuse of girls’ rights. It has to stop. Stand with young campaigners today and sign their petition to end trafficking in Nepal.
We're calling for a period emoji to make the conversation around periods easier.
Stand with girls in Uganda to give girls better access to sexual health services
Join our Because I am a Girl campaign to stand with every brave girl and take action for girls' rights
Young people are calling for mandatory sex and relationships education, stand with them
Around the world, girls aren't feeling safe in the cities they're growing up in.