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FEMALE LEADERS BACK GIRLGUIDING SCOTLAND’S CALL TO END THE SEXIST COVERAGE PUTTING GIRLS OFF POLITICS

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Girlguiding Scotland members are calling for change after new research shows sexist coverage is putting girls off politics. The charity is calling for media to: Stop talking about politicians’ appearances and ...

GIRLGUIDING SCOTLAND RESPONDS TO DAILY MAIL’S ‘LEGSIT’ FRONT COVER

As the leading charity for girls and young women in Scotland we were disappointed to see two of the United Kingdom’s most influential politicians being reduced to their ‘legs’ in ...

QUEEN’S NEW YEAR HONOUR FOR INSPIRING GIRLGUIDING SCOTLAND VOLUNTEER

A Glasgow-based Girlguiding Scotland volunteer has been recognised in The Queen’s New Year Honours for her work supporting girls and young women for more than 50 years. Alison Spurway, Vice President of Girlguiding ...

Girlguiding Scotland’s WOWwoman campaign backed by First Minister

  First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, trail-blazing Formula One driver Susie Wolff, and Scottish Women’s Football captain Gemma Fay are among inspiring backers of Girlguiding Scotland’s new WOWwoman campaign which aims to ...

Girlguiding Scotland calls for action to stop low body confidence hitting girls’ wellbeing – Eating Disorder Week 2016

Girlguiding Scotland is calling for action to stop low body confidence taking a toll on girls’ wellbeing, during Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Girlguiding’s 2015 Girls’ Attitudes Survey showed that worries over ...

FGM a violation of human rights

Girlguiding Scotland is speaking out against female genital mutilation (FGM) ahead of the UN’s International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM on Saturday . Through the World Association of ...

New research: Volunteering with guiding helps your career

Almost half (44 per cent) of Girlguiding Scotland volunteers say that guiding has helped them get a job or work experience, a survey of more than 200 members has revealed More ...

Sturgeon commitment on women’s board representation is welcome

In response to Nicola Sturgeon pledging to work towards 50:50 gender representation on public sector boards in Scotland at the Who Runs the World conference today (Thursday 12 November 2015), ...

We must continue working for equal pay

Girlguiding Scotland says that we must continue to work towards closing the pay gap on Equal Pay Day (Monday 9 November 2015). Girlguiding Scotland’s Chief Executive Denise King said: “Girlguiding Scotland ...

We must listen to girls and work towards gender equality – Girlguiding Scotland

Girlguiding Scotland is calling on decision-makers to listen to girls and work towards a more equal society after a new report released yesterday (Wednesday 14 October 2015) by YCWA Scotland, ...