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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.

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.

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Our Impact in 2023

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Find our full 2023 Impact Report here.

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What the girls have to say about our festivals:

"My favourite thing to do was flying the drone. I feel inspired knowing that girls can do stuff that boys do too. Out of 5 I'd rate Festival of The Girl 1 million!" Daisy, 9

"I felt safe, inspired, empowered and ever so happy - I felt like I was part of a tribe. Cannot wait for the next one." Rosie, 10

"I was super excited and definitely want to come back next year! I might want to be a coder as I loved how I could test what I did with the car." Mira, 8

"I feel proud to be a girl, determined, amazed." Emily, 11

"Girls can do anything!! Everyone is equal and if you believe in yourself you can do anything!"

Zahia, 9

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Support Festival of The Girl

We are a not-for-profit initiative built with passion.  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!

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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. 

Inclusivity Statement
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Sponsors Taylor Wimpey creating inspiring & exciting content for our festivals!

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