Take a look at what girls all over the world have through our U-Report consultations!
16 Days of Activism
25 November to 10 December 2020
For this year's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), we wanted to find out more about young people's views and experiences of victim-blaming. We had identified this as a big issue affecting young people so to strengthen our understanding of this issue and to support our Stop The Violence campaign work we decided to launch a 16 Days U-Report Global poll to find out more about young people's knowledge and experiences of it.
The poll was co-designed by GBV experts and Girl Guide and Girl Scout volunteers as we wanted to make sure the poll reflected different perspectives on victim-blaming. It also followed a do no-harm approach and provided simple concrete actions that young people could take to put an end to this harmful practice.
303 young people (girls and boys between 13-30 years old) from 74 countries took the poll on Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp and Viber!
Here is what they told us:
To know more about or to gain access to the full data, please contact the U-Report Advocacy Manager at Ines.Goncalves@wagggs.org
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Let's educate our friends and family. This starts by sharing the lived reality of young people around the world and from girls in our Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting community.
We also want to send a massive thanks to all 118 Girl Guides and Girl Scouts who participated in this poll and who asked their friends to take part in it too.
Your voice matters!
Periods and the COVID-19 pandemic
May 28, 2020
WAGGGS and WASH United organised a U-Report poll for Menstrual Hygiene Day, on May 28 2020, to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on girls and young women's menstrual hygiene and management.
This was during a period of peak lockdown for many around the world, with 3,910 girls and young women from 160 countries responding to the poll.
We discovered that because of the impact of the pandemic, 1 in 4 were finding it harder to manage their periods and that 51% reported having less money to buy the menstrual materials they need.
It is clear that much more needs to be done to support girls and women with their menstrual health, from period education to the provision of free menstrual products and safe toilets.
At WAGGGS, we will continue to advocate for better periods for all and educate and advocate on menstruation through ‘Rosie’s World’, an educational programme specially adapted to be delivered by our Member Organisations in sub-Saharan Africa.
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With many countries around the world facing new lockdowns and curfews, please share the results.
Periods don't stop for pandemics, and neither should our support!
A massive thanks to all Girl Guides and Girl Scouts who participated in our #MHDay2020 poll.
Your voice matters!