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Girls' rights in the UK

Act for girls - UK Girls' rights
For the first time, we’re shining the spotlight on the situation for girls in the UK. A girl’s quality of life is tied to where she lives. Our first-of-its kind analysis ranks the best and worst places to be a girl in England and Wales. All girls, around the world, should have the same rights, no matter where they live.

  • Over a fifth of British women aged 18 and over say they experienced unwanted sexual contact in or around school when they were girls. It’s a global issue: this school year, 246 million children worldwide will be affected by violence at school. Help us put a stop to it.
  • WATCH Sadiki's story and find out what happened when she tried to say no to her teacher.
  • WATCH Lillian's story. She was attacked on her way home from school but after counselling still has hope for the future.
  • Experience my story in virtual reality and find out how I overcame FGM and all obstacles to became a female teacher. Be transported to Sierra Leone.

If you are a child affected by bullying or violence, please call ChildLine free on 0800 1111.
If you are concerned about a child’s safety, call the NSPCC’s helpline on 0808 800 5000.

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