Girls are not only advocates for themselves; they are advocates for other girls near and far. They speak up anywhere things are important to them, whether at home, school, on in public with their friends.
- The majority (86%) of girls consider themselves to be advocates.
- Girls most often want to talk about peer pressure and acceptance (43%), followed by drug and alcohol abuse (39%), violence and abuse towards children (37%), and smoking (36%).
- Girls least often want to talk about girls having limited access to education (15%), mental and emotional health (15%), violence in the media (14%), human trafficking (13%), HIV/AIDS (13%), and unemployment (10%).
- More than 8 in 10 girls want to know what’s going on with girls their age around the world.
Here are some ideas to advocate for girls in your community:
- Candlelight March: information coming soon
- Stewards of Children: Stewards of Children is the only nationally available program scientifically proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child-protective behaviors. This revolutionary program is for any responsible adult who cares about the welfare of children. It is also appropriate for youth-serving organizations (sports leagues, day care centers, after school programs, children’s clubs, church groups and more). Contact Timalee Nevels for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 520-319-3159
- Spread the Word: What are all the different ways that you could spread the word about helping girls? Make a video, a PSA, a website, posters, practice your public speaking at a local organization and more!