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Advocacy For Themselves and Others
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.
(Source: Girl Scout Research Institute, Girl Survey Panel, N=433, February 2008)
• 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.