Girls' Attitudes Survey 2015Take a look at this year’s Girls' Attitudes Survey results.
The Girls' Attitudes Survey – now in its seventh year - is the largest survey of its kind into the lives of girls and young women in the UK.
The 2015 survey canvassed the views of 1,574 girls and young women from 7 to 21 across the UK, both Girlguiding members and non-members.
The findings give a stark insight into the many pressures girls face today - gender stereotyping, sexism and anxiety about mental wellbeing and fear of physical, emotional and sexual harm.
Most damningly girls feel that adults are out of touch with new threats to their wellbeing - leaving them struggling to find the adequate support and information they need to remain resilient in the face of increasing pressures. 82 per cent of girls aged 11 to 21 say adults don't recognise the pressure they are under. But despite the challenges taking a negative toll on their lives - girls remain hopeful and determined to change the world for young women.
Important themes in this year's report:
- Sexism and representation
- Violence against women and girls
- Gender stereotypes and aspirations
- Community and social action
- Health and well-being.
You can download the full report here.