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Girls' Rights Network Wales

Creating a better Wales for girls and young women

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’re creating the Girls' Rights Network Wales, to bring together professionals, volunteers, sector experts and organisations to share best practice, advocate for change and create a better Wales for girls and young women. Register your interest in joining here >

Girls Rights network Wales

Our Next meeting

The July network meeting will be held at the Mercure Holland House Hotel in Cardiff, bringing members together to create a strategic vision for the network in Wales, identify gaps in provision for girls and young women, and explore ways for us to collectively take action to achieve girls' rights. The meeting will take place between 10-12.30pm (registration and refreshments from 9.30am), with opportunities for networking over lunch from 12.30pm onwards.

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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 network

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

Join the Girls' Rights Network Wales

Together we can create a better Wales for girls and young women