Girlguiding’s Girls’ Attitudes Survey is the UK’s largest annual study into girls’ views and experiences as they grow up. The findings give a stark insight into the many pressures girls face today – gender stereotyping, sexism and anxiety about mental wellbeing and fear of physical, emotional and sexual harm.
Guiding offers girls a safe space in which they can share their experiences and build resilience to the challenges they may face. That’s why a new online resource has been created. It links some of the findings from the Girls’ Attitudes Survey with suggested activities collected from current programme resources.
The Girls with attitude! resource is split into three sections that reflect key themes of the survey findings: well-being and relationships; gender stereotypes and aspirations; and social action and using your voice. The resource will allow you to learn more about the girls in your unit and be able to support them to express their own views.
Talk to girls in your unit about this year’s findings using the Girls with attitude! resource.