No Country for Young Women report confirms Girls' Attitudes findings
22 September 2016
The Young Women's Trust report, No Country for Young Women, shows that young women are worst affected by fears and concerns for the future. Girlguiding Advocates respond to the findings
It’s concerning to see that young women are being disproportionately affected by challenges and inequality in so many areas of their personal and professional lives.
We know from the eight years of Girlguiding’s Girls' Attitudes Survey that girls and young women are facing a unique set of pressures in their everyday lives, from gender discrimination and sexual harassment to media sexism and the objectification of women. Girls have told us every year that this impacts on their mental wellbeing, self-confidence and ability to fulfil their aspirations.
Today’s findings clearly echo these, and it’s worrying to continue to see young women being so affected by worries and concerns for the future. This is something that needs to be addressed urgently, and so we welcome the Young Women’s Trust shedding light on these important issues.
- Katie Horsburgh, one of Girlguiding's Advocates - a panel of 14 to 25 year olds who lead Girlguiding's campaigning and research.
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