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Girlguiding parity message to Westminster party leaders

Girl guides have written to leaders of political parties calling for support to be "part of the future that truly sees parity between men and women".

In a personal film, Girlguiding chief executive Julie Bentley said she wants to spread the message that girls "can do anything that they set their minds to".

Its research found that three-quarters of young women believe sexism affects most areas of their lives.

Julie Bentley will debate her film on Wednesday's Daily Politics around 12:40 GMT with MPs and the full sequence will be on iPlayer for 30 days.

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