As the leading organisation for girls and young women in Scotland, empowering every girl to reach their full potential and speak out about matters that are important to them is at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we’ve produced Girls in Scotland, the largest survey of its kind in Scotland to reveal what it’s really like for girls growing up here.
With more than 100 years’ experience we’ve seen first-hand how girls’ lives are changing. For the new Girls in Scotland 2020 survey we asked for the views of over 500 girls and young women aged 7-21 across the country.
Throughout our long history we’ve empowered girls and young women growing up in Scotland and pushed for a more equal future. This research helps us continue this work and brings us closer to helping shape the decisions that impact girls’ lives. Find out more about the challenges girls face and the barriers they come up against when taking action to create a better world.
Our Girls in Scotland 2020 research is spread across five different and important themes…
Girls and young women are feeling more pressure than ever to look a certain way and many don’t feel like they can be themselves. From online ads to diet products, there are so many things making girls feel inadequate.
Girls have had enough of gendered toys and want equal opportunities to get involved in sport. As a result of harmful gender stereotypes being reinforced in these areas, girls feel limited from an early age.
Climate change is a huge concern for nearly all girls and young women across Scotland and many are taking action to protect the environment. But time is running out and they want adults to to do more!
Girls and young women in Scotland have the right to feel safe wherever they are, but too many don’t feel safe in their own communities. They want their opinions and views to be heard and respected.
Did you know our Girls in Scotland research was first launched in 2018? Take a look at our first ever report to see what girls views were then and what still needs to change!
Whether you can give a little time or a lot find out how you can empower girls in your local area