Manifesto for Girls’ Rights in Wales – IDG 2016
Full Circle are the first organisation to launch a Manifesto for Girls’ Rights in Wales.
To mark International Day of the Girl 2016 Full Circle, with partners Plan International UK and WEN Wales, hosted an event at the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff. The event was on Thursday 13th October, kindly sponsored by Julie Morgan AM.
The manifesto called for improved rights for girls and young women, and a recognition of the challenges still facing girls across the country. The manifesto outlined a range of actions that we will strive towards to elevate and empower girls and young women.
Full Circle conducted a survey of over 600 young women across Wales which paints an extremely worrying picture of girls’ lives. Over 60% of respondents felt that girls and young women in Wales do not have the same rights and opportunities as men and boys. 91% of respondents stated they had experienced body image concerns; 70% stated that they had experienced sexism and sexual harassment; and 75% mental health problems.
We’ve partnered with Plan International UK, one of the leading children’s charities in the UK, and WEN Wales, the Women’s Equality Network, to launch the Manifesto for Girls’ Rights and Plan’s seminal and groundbreaking research ‘The State of Girls’ Rights in the UK‘ which included Wales for the first time in 2016.
To read the full Girls Rights manifesto please click here.
Or to download the full report, ‘Fundamental Rights: From Feminism to Fashion, Sex to Stereotypes: The Voices of Girls in Wales’ please click here.
If you would like any more information about Full Circle’s Girls Rights Manifesto please contact Nikki: email@example.com
National Assembly for Wales Girls Conference 2016
Full Circle partnered with the Presiding Officer for the National Assembly, Dame Rosemary Butler AM, to host an exciting event for girls aged 15-18 to mark International Women’s Day on Monday 7th March.
The event was held at the National Assembly in Cardiff Bay, and aimed to inspire girls to consider their future career plans, and explore how young women can make a difference in the world, by developing their leadership skills and taking an active role in their schools and communities.
The event supported the Presiding Officer’s campaign to encourage women into ‘public life’ roles. Research shows that girls and women often do not consider themselves to be leaders, and shy away from leadership roles.
The event included presentations from inspiring female speakers, workshops on leadership, girls’ rights and women in the media, a role model ‘speed networking’ session to introduce girls to a range of women role models from diverse industries and backgrounds, and a Q&A session to allow girls to ask an all-female panel their questions about careers and leadership. See the event photographs here.