Enabling girls to be force for good in their communities

The Action for Change delegates.
The Action for Change delegates.

A Girlguiding North East member from Alnwick has joined the UK’s largest girl-led advocacy network.

The organisation is empowering young women through the ground-breaking Action for Change project to take positive action in their communities and beyond.

More than 40 young women aged 14 to 25 from across the North East, including Grace Browell from 2nd Alnwick Rangers, attended an inspiration weekend which provided them with the skills to create change and build a fairer world.

Girls took part in workshops co-produced by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and Girlguiding which gave them the skills to develop a project to really make an impact on the lives of girls and young women in their communities.

Among the speakers at the three-day event held at the University of York was campaigner Stevie Wise, who leads #SexistSurcharge, a campaign for equal pricing of men’s and women’s toiletries.

Grace said: “Stevie did something she believed in and worked to change it

“She’s made me believe I can change something I believe in too.”