Campaigns led by girls
Girls like you are a powerful force for change. You can lead campaigns to improve the lives of all girls and young people
Girlguiding is girl-led, which is why all of our campaigns are based on our research and our members' views. This helps our campaigns to do as much good as possible - Ashvini Rae, 18, Girlguiding Advocate
Take action to make girls' lives better
We support girls like you to talk directly to politicians and change-makers. Because when you speak out, you make change happen.
Why is campaigning important?
We know from our research that many girls and young women don't feel listened to by people in power. Through campaigning, you can ensure that key issues you care about are addressed in a real, tangible way. We're here to support you to do that.
You know better than anyone what girls want, so all of Girlguiding's campaigns are led by girls like you. You tell us what you think through our Girls' Attitudes Survey and the Advocate panel - and we're consulting with you more and more.
Girls leading campaigns
- In 2014, girls decided that they wanted to challenge the representation of women in the media by supporting the No More Page 3 Campaign. With the weight of Girlguiding members behind it, the campaign succeeded in persuading The Sun newspaper to remove topless women from Page 3.
- In 2015, girls drew up a list of eight changes that would make a difference to girls’ lives as part of our Girls Matter campaign - addressing everything from media sexism to Sex and Relationships Education. During the general election, they lobbied politicians to take action. Over 10% of cross-party MPs signed up to support their demands - and over 5000 people pledged their support.
- In 2016, girls got involved with [email protected] the Internet to tackle online abuse - one of the top three issues they'd like to see change on. Our Advocates spoke at the launch of the campaign at the Houses of Parliament. They also attended the [email protected] the Internet conference in July 2016, to ensure girls voices continue to be represented in the campaign.
- Now, our Advocates are campaigning to end sexual harassment in schools.
And this is just the beginning. We've got lots of exciting plans in the pipe line, chock full of opportunities for you to speak out. Keep an eye on this page for more details coming soon.
End sexual harassment in schools
Support our Advocates so that no girl has to experience sexual harassment when she is trying to learn.