55% of girls aged 7–21 say gender stereotypes affect their ability to say what they think.
This is according to an October 2017 survey (pdf) from Girlguiding.
This survey offers an insight into how girls feel about the specific and emerging pressures facing them today, and what these mean for their happiness, well-being and opportunities in life.
The report finds:
- 54% of girls aged 11-21 have come across unwanted violent or graphic images online that made them feel upset or disturbed
- 95% of girls aged 11-21 said the advertising industry should make sure adverts show more positive, diverse representations of girls and women
- 57% of girls aged 11-21 don’t think politicians understand the issues girls and young women face today
- 76% of girls aged 7-21 feel confident in digital skills.