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2011 Girls' Attitudes Roundtable event.

Girlguiding held a special roundtable event last week about girls and young women at their headquarters in London.


Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone joined young members, MPs, and representatives from other youth organisations, charities and think-tanks to discuss the recent Girls’ Attitude Survey – an annual research project by Girlguiding. The survey looks at the views and opinions of girls and young women – not just those involved in guiding – on their lives and the world around them.

The event was a chance to discuss the survey findings and to think about how to address the problems that it highlighted.

Haley, 17, a member of Girlguiding’s Advocate! panel attended the event, she said, ‘I spoke to some interesting people such as the Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone, Julie Hilling, MP for Bolton West and Marie Staunton, Chief Executive of Plan UK, heard their views and ideas and will be able to bring forward what I heard at the Roundtable event to the next Advocate! meeting in January.

Deputy Chief Guide Angela Milln, who hosted the event, said, ‘Girlguiding is committed to ensuring the voices of young women today are heard. The Girls’ Attitudes Survey is a large part of that commitment. It is also extremely important for MPs and stakeholders – the very people who will be making decisions that affect today’s generation –  to meet our young members so they can hear first-hand the issues that matter most to girls and young women today.’

Click here to watch our 2010 Girls' Attitudes Survey YouTube video.

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