The State of Girls Rights in the UK

Lucy Russell, Rachel Alsop, Lucy Bradshaw, Suzanne Clisby, Kerry Smith

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For 79 years, Plan International UK has fought to deliver and protect the rights of millions of children – especially girls – across Latin America, Africa and Asia. In this report, marking an exciting new phase in our history, we turn our attention for the first time to the UK. Our analysis poses the question, ‘What is the current state of girls’ rights in the UK?’ Sadly, the answer is clear. We may be the fifth-richest country in the world, but we are failing our girls, and failing to meet international standards set out in human rights frameworks and the United Nation’s new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By exploring the real experiences of girls in the UK, our intent is for policy makers and decision makers to recognise this reality – and act.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherNew Internationalist Publications
Number of pages85
ISBN (Print)978-0-9955552-0-4
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Girls Rights
  • Education
  • Schooling
  • Sexism
  • Discrimination
  • Violence
  • Citizenship

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