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Meet the girls of the UK

UK girls: Our voices

Today, girls are facing harassment in schools. They don’t feel safe online. They’re judged by the way their body looks. And they’re scared every day on the street.

We speak to girls from different backgrounds and regions of the UK. Here, they tell us, in their own words, what it means to be a girl growing up in the UK.

"I feel there is always this pressure to create an image and a desirable life. I don’t want to be part of that – I feel it takes away so much [that is] genuine in life.” - Areena

The state of girls rights in the UK

The State of Girls’ Rights in the UK

For 79 years, we’ve fought to deliver and protect the rights of millions of children – especially girls – across Latin America, Africa and Asia. Our new report marks an exciting new phase in our history as we turn the spotlight on girls’ rights in the UK for the first time.

The State of Girls in the UK report draws on the accounts given by 103 girls from diverse backgrounds and area. Their testimony is supported by 36 expert witness interviews as well as existing literature.

Download the full report and discover where girls’ rights are not being met in the UK.

Ambrin is calling for mandatory sex and relationships education

It's my right:

Sex and relationships education

I think learning about sex and relationship education is really important as it allows you to be in control and stop people taking advantage of you.

Ambrin, 15, practising Muslim 

Meet the young people calling for mandatory sex and relationships education (SRE) in UK schools. 

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