How we work with girls
Girls shout out
The coronavirus pandemic has turned UK girls’ daily lives upside down and yet they are being left out of the coronavirus conversation.
Girls Shout Out lets girls aged 13-25 share their experiences and have their voices heard. It is the safe space girls need. Supported by The Body Shop UK, this project is the first time we’ve hosted conversations between UK girls in this way. From body image to street harassment, periods and mental health – we hear from girls on the issues that matter to them.
In a national lockdown, this space for girls is more vital than ever.
Let's talk. Period
As a result of our ground-breaking 2018 report Break the Barriers we partnered with Brook, a young people's health and wellbeing charity, to tackle the 'toxic trio' of period poverty through the Let’s talk. Period project.
Funded by the Department of Media, Culture and Sport’s Tampon Tax Fund, the project set out to break down the barriers to accessing products, develop best practice in period education and increase local action in tackling period shame and stigma. The project finished in March 2020.
Find out more about the project, its research and legacy.
Champions of Wales
Champions of Wales is a uniquely powerful and innovative youth programme that works with girls and boys in four locations in Wales. Together, they're challenging gender inequality through campaigning and exploring how and where they can champion girls’ rights locally, using digital mapping tools.
The aim of the project is to challenge decision makers to champion girls’ rights.
The State of Girls’ Rights in the UK
In 2016, our ground-breaking report on girls’ rights in the UK revealed that, despite living in one of the richest countries in the world, girls often didn’t feel safe at school, in the street or online.
At the turn of the decade, we listened to girls again – and they told us they’re continuing to face very real threats to their safety in public, sexism in school and a lack of control over their bodies – and their experiences are still not being listened to.
Every day, girls across the UK are being harassed in public places – and told it’s just part of growing up.
Our first-of-a-kind report documents girls’ experiences of their periods in the UK.
Addressing inequalities facing UK girls through ground-breaking reports and programmes.