Girls Inc. Girls' Bill of Rights
Girls have the right to be
themselves and to resist
Girls Inc. sounds a consistent theme:
every girl is to be honored and valued
for who she is and welcomes all girls
into our centers to expand their minds,
strengthen their bodies, and fortify
Girls have the right to express
themselves with originality
Girls Inc. motivates girls to speak up
for themselves in peer groups, in school,
at home, and in the community. Safe,
welcoming places in which girls are
listened to by their peers and their
mentors. Girls find their voices, build
their communication skills, & learn to
speak and advocate for themselves.
Girls have the right to accept and
appreciate their bodies.
Girls Inc. encourages girls to embrace their bodies and be
proud of their individual shapes, sizes, colors, abilities, and
strengths. Girls learn how to be themselves, to thrive in their
bodies, and to make healthy choices for their future.
Girls have the right to take risks, to strive freely,
and to take pride in success.
Girls are entitled to set their own expectations for themselves,
and to take risks that expand their world and challenge them
intellectually, emotionally, and physically. We place no assumptions
or limitations on girls or their abilities, allowing them to discover
their own strengths, talents, and dreams. Girls are encouraged to
risk failure and to learn from their mistakes.
Girls have the right to prepare for interesting work
and economic independence.
Every girl growing up today must plan to achieve economic
self-sufficiency. As the nation’s leading advocate for girls,
Girls Inc. recognizes that economic literacy is an essential part
of giving girls the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to
achieve financial independence, and take charge of their lives.
Girls have the right to have confidence in
themselves and to be safe in the world.
Girls Inc. strengthens girls with the knowledge and skills to
live safer lives, and believes that girls have a right to move
about freely in society, to participate in redefining the roles
of women, and to change the policies, practices, and realities
that limit them. With new-found confidence, Girls Inc. girls
talk smarter & stand taller as they stride down their chosen path.