Why we campaign for girls' rights
Crime not compliment
Our ground-breaking new research confirms the urgent actions needed to end public sexual harassment and to ensure girls are safe in public places. Girls across the UK have spoken out, and this relentless behaviour needs to stop.
We need as many people as possible to join the call to show MPs we must make public sexual harassment a crime. Add your name to join the campaign and stand in solidarity with our call to make our streets safer for everyone.
Girls' Rights in the UK 2020
In 2016 our research revealed that, despite living in one of the richest countries in the world, girls across the UK were being denied their rights.
Now, at the turn of the decade, our latest report shows the true extent of gender inequality in the UK. It reveals that girls are ‘fed up and frustrated’ with the lack of progress on gender equality, and are continuing to face very real threats to their safety in public, sexism in school and a lack of control over their bodies.
Stand in solidarity with girls in crisis
We must act now to ensure the new Government department listens to girls, especially those living through crisis, and continues to put girls at the heart of its global action.
That’s why, we are asking you to contact your local MP to call on the new Government department to seize this critical moment by setting out an ambitious vision which puts promoting equality for girls at its heart.
Period poverty: the toxic trio
Since launching our Menstrual Manifesto, we’ve been taking on the three issues UK girls identified as creating a ‘toxic trio’ of period poverty: the cost of sanitary products; a lack of education about periods; and shame, stigma and taboo.
Our Locked Out campaign highlighted the issue of girls not being able to go to the toilet during lessons at school, even when they get their period. Meanwhile, your support for our period emoji campaign has secured a new way to smash the period taboo, using one of the world’s fastest growing global languages.
International Day of the Girl 2020
To mark International Day of the Girl 2020, we celebrated the voices of powerful girls around the world as they took a stand on the issues that matter to them.
Now more than ever, with the coronavirus crisis putting girls at even greater risk, we must stand with girls and protect their right to be safe, to an education, and to a future free from discrimination, inequality and abuse. Together, we can change girls’ futures for the better.
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.
Email your MP to keep girls' equality on the agenda.
Will you stand with Tama and Gift and say #NoToTrafficking?
Join our Because I am a Girl campaign to stand with every brave girl and take action for girls' rights
Girls are missing out on achieving their dreams because they’re being held back by worries about their body image.
Every day, girls across the UK are being harassed in public places – and told it’s just part of growing up.
It’s time to stop locking girls out of school toilets when they have their period.
Growing up in crisis is putting girls’ education and their futures in jeopardy.
Thanks to your amazing support, our period emoji is appearing on phones and keyboards everywhere.
Stop the sexual exploitation of girls at work in Uganda
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.
Stand with girls in Uganda to give girls better access to sexual health services
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.
In Malawi young people are on the verge of ending child marriage
246 million children are affected by violence at school. Let's end this