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The Girls’ Bill of Rights

Little Sister Chrishawna & rainbowBlog Post by Nikki White, Executive Projects Coordinator

In our Real Choices Strong Voices workshop, “Puberty & Sexual Health and Decision Making” for Big and Little Sisters, Big Sister staff facilitators close the day with the Girls’ Bill of Rights. The Girls’ Bill of Rights purpose is to empower girls to identify the rights they have as individuals, to promote awareness of personal boundaries, and to promote and encourage self-acceptance and self-esteem. Check out the Girls’ Bill of Rights below. Do you agree with the Girls’ Bill of Rights?

GIRLS’ BILL OF RIGHTS

You have the right to be you.

 

You have the right to love and be loved.

 

You have the right to be human – not perfect.

 

You have the right to be angry and protest if you are treated unfairly or abusively by anyone.

 

You have the right to your own privacy.

 

You have the right to your own feelings and opinions, and to express them, whether or not others agree.

 

You have the right to ask questions about anything that affects your life.

 

You have the right to grow and change (and that includes changing your mind).

 

You have the right to make mistakes.

 

You have the right not to be responsible for others’ problems.

 

You have the right to trust yourself.

 

You have the right to say “no” without feeling guilty.

 

You have the right to be listened to and taken seriously.

 

You have the right to seek safety.

 

You have the right to ask for help.

 

You have the right to use your voice.

 

You have the right to be treated with respect.

 

You have the right to ask for what you want.

 

You have the right to determine your own lifestyle.

 

You have the right to not be physically, emotionally or sexually abused.

 

You have the right to not live in fear.

 

You have the right to end a relationship.

 

You have the right to be yourself and to resist gender stereotypes.

 

You have the right to accept and appreciate your body.

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