Girl guides venture into the political jungle: Movement calls for school lessons in 'body confidence' and equal numbers of men and women in Parliament in first manifesto
The Girl Guides once taught young women to cope away from civilisation with camping trips and nature skills.
Now, they are more concerned with helping them face the challenges of modern life.
The youth group yesterday took its first step into politics, demanding school lessons in body confidence and equal numbers of men and women in Parliament.
It said ‘young women still believe they are too often treated like second-class citizens’.
Claiming that three quarters of teenage girls believe sexism affects most areas of their lives, the Guides said that there is ‘overwhelming evidence of inequality for girls in the UK.’