Citizen Girl

To celebrate Vote 100 and the Year of Young People 2018 we launched a new campaign and interactive resource – Citizen Girl!

Citizen Girl empowers girls to:

  • Discover why their voice matters and how they can make change
  • Learn about the political process, representation and equality with fun, hands-on challenges like building their own edible parliament, creating their own superheroes and holding their own Citizen Girl Summits
  • Think about how they can be the leaders of tomorrow in politics, business, tech, the media and more

What are we calling for?

We want to create a more equal future for girls and young women in Scotland. That’s why we’re calling for:

  • Political parties to commit to gender equality by putting forward 50% female candidates in local, Scottish and UK elections
  • Politicians at all levels to consult with young people on all of the decisions that impact their lives
  • Businesses, public bodies, voluntary organisations in Scotland to commit to increasing female representation in management and creating opportunities for the next generation of girls to take the lead

Why Citizen Girl is important

Research from our Girls in Scotland 2018 survey backs up why this campaign is important by highlighting the impact a lack of female representation has on the views and experiences of girls & young women.

Did you know that 69% of girls thought political parties should ensure half of their candidates are female and 57% of girls said politicians had little or no understanding of the issues affecting them and girls their age. Only 14% said they would consider becoming a councillor, MSP or MP.

Get involved with Citizen Girl

Keep in touch

Share your unit’s Citizen Girl journey, whether it is Rainbows making an edible parliament or Guides planning a summit, we want to see it happen! You can share your favourite pictures with ususing #CitizenGirl! Find us on InstagramFacebook and Twitter or you get in touch.

Show your support

You can also show your support by telling the world that you’re backing Citizen Girl.  Download your supporter’s pack – at the back you’ll find a page to print out. Write your name, pose for a Citizen Girl selfie and share it with us on social media  @GirlguidingScot and @Women5050 #CitizenGirl

Get started with Citizen Girl

Get your unit involved and help us inspire the next generation of female leaders by downloading the action pack today! Citizen girl has been designed for all sections to help girls discover how they can use their voice for change and become leaders in politics and beyond