Posted by Ros Connors

Girls and young women are less happy, less confident and feel the least safe

The leading charity for girls and young women in the UK, Girlguiding, has today launched its 14th Girls’ Attitudes Survey, supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Findings from the flagship study of 3000 girls and young women (aged 7 to 21) showed girls in the North of England are significantly less happy with their lives than those in London and the South, as 63% report they want to change many things in their lives compared with 56% respectively.

At school across the UK, around 1 in 5 (19%) girls and young women (aged 11 to 21) admit they don’t feel safe. Those in the North feel the least safe at school (22%) compared to 19% in the Midlands and 16% in London and the South. And students of colour (aged 11 to 16) are less likely than their white peers to feel safe at school (65% compared to 70%).

Ros spoke to girlguiding advocate Emily.

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