Sexual harassment and violence against girls. While this may feel like a grown-up topic, it’s really not. The truth is many girls in Canada are already dealing with harassment. It can start with catcalling in the hallways, creepy comments online and escalate from there.
While it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by this grim reality, girls in Girl Guide units across Canada are coming together during 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (November 25 to December 10) to inspire action. They are working together to stand up for themselves and their friends – and to take a stand against violence and harassment.
Check out the video above to hear how one Guider is empowering the girls in her Guide unit through the Say No to Violence Challenge and community service.