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
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
here to watch our 2010 Girls' Attitudes Survey YouTube