21 September 2017

Each year, Girlguiding’s Girls’ Attitudes Survey takes a snapshot of what girls and young women think on a wide range of issues. Commenting on the release of this year's survey, Fawcett Chief Executive Sam Smethers says:

"Evidence published yesterday showed that 1 in 4 teenage girls are depressed. Today we have Girlguiding’s survey which helps to explain why. Is it any wonder when girls are trapped in a world of harmful gender stereotypes, harassment, abuse and objectification?"

"We are placing so much pressure on girls that their mental health is reaching a crisis point. Government needs to get on with delivering sex and relationships education in all our schools and it must respond to the reality of girls’ lives."


Download the full survey here