Why we campaign for girls' rights
NOT PART OF HER JOB
In Uganda, as many as one in ten girls have been affected by sexual abuse and exploitation, and girls tell us that this is a real issue for them at work.
Now, as the Ugandan Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development prepare to launch an official consultation into the sexual exploitation of girls and young women at work, youth advocates Faridah, Fiona and Rowlings have called for it to focus on why action isn’t taken when girls report exploitation.
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.
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.
Stop the sexual exploitation of girls at work in Uganda
Every day, girls across the UK are being harassed in public places – and told it’s just part of growing up.
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.
It’s time to stop locking girls out of school toilets when they have their period.
Thanks to your amazing support, our period emoji is on its way to keyboards everywhere.
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.