Airbrushing petition taken to PM

Airbrushing petition signaturesGirlguiding has delivered a petition to 10 Downing Street with 25,000 signatures calling for honesty over airbrushed images.

A reception was held the same day at the House of Commons to celebrate the work of Girlguiding in giving girls and young women a voice. Hosted by Madeleine Moon MP, Girlguiding UK stakeholders, young members and MPs including Alistair Darling, were also in attendance.

Girlguiding Advocate Gemma Hallatt,18, spoke at the event. She said, ‘We are pleased that so many people have supported our petition calling for a kitemark to distinguish between airbrushed and natural images.

Liz Burnley House of Commons‘Although the petition has now been handed in the Downing Street we will continue to work with other agencies and organisations to push for honesty over which images have been altered.’

Chief Guide, Liz Burnley, CBE, said, ‘From the research we have conducted and our everyday experiences working with girls and young women, we know how profoundly they feel the pressure to conform to a particular body image and how badly they can be affected by these unobtainable ideals.

‘We are proud to support the calls of our members who believe that it is time that the Prime Minister addressed their concerns and acted in the interests of girls and young women across the country.’

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