Action for Change
Take action your own way
Action for Change is all about giving you the skills and know-how to take action on the issues you really care about.
We’re creating the UK’s largest girl-led advocacy network, through a series of exciting inspiration weekends and ongoing support from our amazing Action for Change Network Coordinators. Each Country and Region is taking part – and hundreds of girls are already on board.
If you’re a young member and want to make your mark through social action, this opportunity is for you – and you don’t need any experience to get started!
Whether you're organising a community event, starting a petition to your headteacher to tackle discrimination or something completely different - Action for Change will help you to make it happen.
Three girls who are part of our network share what issues they want to tackle and why.
Campaigning to get more girls into engineering
I want to get more girls involved in engineering, and change the fact that some local councils decide not to run the course because of lack of funding and teachers. I plan to gather research from girls around the UK and present these statistics to councils, MSP/MPs and education systems to make change.
Working to make our transport more accessible
I am passionate about supporting people with invisible illnesses and disabilities. Many people with invisible illnesses find it hard to access the priority seats without being judged when asking for a seat. I am working with another member to campaign for transport companies to change their priority seat stickers to be more representative.
Collaboarting with schools to make history more inclusive
When I stumbled across LGBT History Month online, it was amazing to see the wealth of information I’d never studied. So many inspiring people have paved the way and allowed me to live as fully as I do now, so it’s really important to continue telling their stories.