Festival of The Girl is a not-for-profit initiative that aims to inspire and engage girls aged 7 - 11 years and support adults to raise girls in a less stereotyped way.

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Our Mission

We exist because we want to change what it means to be a girl.

We want to remove the limitations gender stereotypes place on girls.  And we want to start this conversation with primary school aged kids, and their grown-ups.

We've created global interactive events to give girls access to an incredible line up of female role models, workshops and activities that they can't always get at school.  Our festivals are safe environments for girls to have fun, try something new, and most importantly; leave with a boost of self confidence.

Our main annual event takes place every October coinciding with UN's International Day of the Girl Child.  We explore a huge variety of topics from careers, to body positivity, to mental health and sustainability.

Find our Inclusivity Statement here.

Our Festivals

Festival of The Girl 2019

- Future Opportunities

We were thrilled to host our inaugural festival in 2019.  With workshops, interactive stalls, Q&A’s and plenty of inspiring role models we shaped our festival around the theme of 

'Future Opportunities'.

Festival of The Girl 2020

- Future World

In 2020 we took Festival of The Girl online.

Young girls are our future change makers so we celebrated how girls can create an equal, exciting and inspiring 'Future World'.

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Festival of The Girl 2021

- My Brilliant Body

We are so excited to reveal that this year's virtual festival,

'My Brilliant Body',

has launched and is available for the whole of October.

Read more now or click on the yellow cloud above to head straight to the festival!

"I learnt girls are capable of anything."

Eva, aged 9

"Initiatives like this help bolster girls' confidence so it is more resilient and does not get eroded over time."

Parent

Support Festival of The Girl

We are a not-for-profit initiative built with passion, not funding.  If you can help support our work with a donation it will help us reach more girls and their families.

With your help, we can make sure that all girls are supported through primary school, and that they feel happy, confident and excited to follow their dreams. 

Together we can help them realise that being a girl wont hold them back because being a girl is their super power!

"I learnt how

to be myself."

Amber, aged 9

Inclusivity Statement

Festival of The Girl is committed to advancing equality and promoting inclusivity for all young people, regardless of their identity or gender expression.

 

We are passionate about inspiring girls to believe in their futures and the programme is designed to provide female role models for young people. We believe challenging gender stereotypes and breaking down barriers to inclusion benefits young people of any gender.

 

While we use the term “girl” to address the barriers that girls face at a young age, our mission is inclusive of trans and non-binary communities, and we encourage young people of any gender to take part. 

 
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