The fight against low self-esteem starts here.
Since 2004, we’ve helped more than 17 million girls overcome beauty-related pressures, raise their self-esteem and, in doing so, realize their full potential. But we need your help. Anyone can get involved with the Dove Self-Esteem Project. From simply becoming more aware of the day-to-day realities of being a girl, to leading a self-esteem building workshop in your community, there is something for you. The simple act of starting a conversation about body confidence with a girl could make all the difference. How will you help?
For moms and dads: use the articles and activities on this website
Tackling body confidence can be hard, but taking part in the Dove Self-Esteem Project is easy. Here are five simple steps you can take to make a big difference to your daughter's confidence and raise her self-esteem:
For teachers: downloadable resources and activities for the classroom
We have a range of free resources available for teachers. This includes a series of five 45-minute workshops, which explore the key factors influencing body confidence and self-esteem in young people, as well as a single session that’s a shortened form of the five-workshop series, addressing some of its most important concepts. For more information or to download the resources, visit our teaching resources page.
If you'd like to register for the training session or workshop, follow the link and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.
For mentors and youth leaders: downloadable resources and activities for youth groups
We have been working with youth leaders for a long time and are always excited to meet people who are passionate about improving girls' body confidence. We offer a free activity guide to help you structure a session about body confidence with your youth group. You can download this guide to boost self-esteem and body confidence here.
If you’re the leader of a Girl Scout group, then you’ll be excited to hear that we have partnered with the World Association of Girl Guides & Girl Scouts to co-create a body confidence badge program called “Free Being Me”. To find out more about this program, you can visit the Free Being Me website.
Or if you mentor a girl and you’re interested in mindfulness, you might like to try our Mindful Me Activity Guide for Girls, a one-on-one activity guide to help girls aged 11-14 to be more mindful, while helping to build their self-belief as they mature in body, mind, and spirit.
For any other questions you might have about body confidence and self-esteem, try viewing our frequently asked questions.
Article date: 28 June 2013
Review date: 28 June 2014
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