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Girls’ Rights Collective UK

Convening the UK girls’ sector to accelerate the realisation of girls’ rights

In 2016, our report The State of Girls’ Rights in the UK revealed that, despite living in one of the richest countries in the world, girls across the UK were being denied their rights and often didn’t feel safe at school, in the street or online. 

Worryingly, our second report into UK girls’ rights, published in 2020, showed that little progress has been made, leaving girls across the country ‘fed up and frustrated’ with the lack of progress on gender equality. They’re determined to make change happen – and we’re here to support them. 

That’s why we have created the Girls' Rights Collective UK, to bring together professionals, volunteers, sector experts and organisations to share best practice, advocate for change and create a better UK for girls and young women.

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“Even from the ages of 10, we're told, ‘Don't wear short skirts. Don't do this because...’ And that really does affect our mental health.” – Shriyana, 16, Wales

About the Collective

Achieving equality for girls won’t happen by working in isolation. Coming together will enable us to work more effectively across the sector, helping to create a better UK for girls and young women. The Collective will:

  • enable capacity building within organisations and across the sector, through training, events and talks
  • create a dedicated space for disseminating, sharing and understanding best practice, insights and research
  • provide networking opportunities, enabling us to create joined-up programming, campaigning and research on girls’ lives in the UK
  • develop a collective voice which represents the diversity of girls’ lives and pushes to have girls’ voices and experiences heard at all levels of society, to create positive action for change.

Girls’ Rights in Wales

The Girls’ Rights Collective UK began as a pilot in Wales, very successfully bringing together hundreds of professionals in the Welsh girls’ sector under the working title of Girls’ Rights Network Wales.

The success of the Welsh network led to us developing one that is UK-wide, the Girls’ Rights Collective UK, and renaming our Welsh group to Girls’ Rights Collective Wales.

If you work in Wales, you are invited to join the Girls’ Rights Collective UK virtual platform via the button above, to network with professionals from all over the UK. In addition, sign up to the Girls’ Rights Collective Wales mailing list, to receive invites to Welsh-specific events and trainings.

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