Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting Polls

Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting Polls

When you SPEAK OUT on U-Report your voice is heard!

By joining U-Report and answering our monthly polls on girls' rights issues your voice will be amplified! When thousands of voices speak as one we are loud and powerful!

- WAGGGS U-Report Manager

WAGGGS shares your views with global decision makers and our global network of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to make the changes you want to see in the world!

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Polls on girls' rights issues so far

August 2016: Gender issues and gender inequality

In our first poll we asked U-Reporters which gender issues mattered most to them and whether or not gender inequality was affecting their lives. 

September 2016: Violence against girls for International Day of the Girl awareness raising video

As almost 30% of U-Reporters said ending violence against girls was their main priority we designed a new poll with UNICEF for International Day of the Girl.  

October 2016: Public harassment and safe cities for girls

U-Reporters told us that street harassment was a big concern for them. WAGGGS went to UN Habitat III conference in Ecuador with a group of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to present the poll results to city mayors and national decision makers from around the world.

November 2016: Ending sexual violence in schools

For 16 Days of Activism to end gender-based violence, we asked U-Reporters if sexual harassment was a problem in their schools. We shared the results in our global press releases with the BBC and Thomson Reuters to get girls' voices heard!

December 2016: Do gender stereotypes hold you back?

To wrap up 2016 and look forwards towards the future, we asked U-Reporters if expectations about how a boy or girl should behave held you back. We also explored what young people believe the role of men and boys should be in making girls and women feel safer. 

January 2017: Is sexual violence against girls getting worse?

To make sure your voice is heard by decision makers, WAGGGS asked U-Reporters about their perceptions of sexual violence against girls. 75% of U-Reporters told us it was getting worse, so we made sure Ministers of Youth and other government representatives at UN ECOSOC Youth Forum paid attention!

February 2017: How can girls thrive as leaders?

Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting supports girls to harness their leadership potential and succeed! 61% of girls said they felt their gender affected the interests or work they could explore. In order to thrive as leaders of today and tomorrow U-Reporters want more role models and safe spaces for girls to develop skills.

March 2017: Do harmful gender norms affect how much money women earn?

WAGGGS took your views to the UN's 61st Commission on the Status of Women to tell governments how norms and values about gender affect their earning potential. 

April 2017: How does pressure about the perfect appearance affect our self-esteem and body image?

Pressure to 'look good' comes from lots of places, mostly social media, and affects how we spend our time and money. Girl Guides and Girl Scouts shared their messages of body positivity to support all girls to feel good in their own skin to celebrate Phase II of our core programme Free Being Me. 

May 2017: Does shame or lack of resources stop girls going to school during their periods?

Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from 11 African countries in our YESS Girls Movement helped design a poll to learn about issues girls face when they have their periods. #MyPeriodMyPride

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