Girls in every country are being subjected to various forms of violence – the Girl Guides and Girl Scouts across the world are speaking out against this violence. To mark the 16 Days of Activism, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts are asking members across the world to take action and make girls heard everywhere to stop violence against girls and women.
Become a 16 Days activist!
Join the Webinar to Watch “The Hidden Truth” and speak with the filmmaker.
On 30th November, at 3pm GMT we will be showing the documentary ‘The Hidden Truth’. Made by a young woman in Zambia, the film tackles the issue of domestic violence in Zambia and is being used as a tool for social change in local communities.
The webinar will give you the opportunity to watch the film and talk to the filmmaker, Penelope. Penelope will talk about how she made the film and why it was so important to her to speak out against domestic violence in Zambia. You will have the opportunity to ask her questions and to download our worksheet on making films for change.
After the webinar you can use the information and our downloadable worksheet to make your own short film on ending violence against girls and women. You can send these films to us. We’ll show the best ones on our website and send you a special ‘stop the violence’ promotions pack including pin badges, wrist bracelets, t-shirts and stickers.
Register for the webinar by emailing email@example.com.
You will need to be connected to the internet on 30th November at 3pm GMT to join this webinar. You can find out what time 3pm GMT is in your own country by checking the world time zones website.
Add Your Voice to the Stop the Violence campaign
Add your voice at www.stoptheviolencecampaign.org and encourage your friends, girl guide groups and everyone you know to do the same! We want to collect 1,000 more voices during the 16 Days of Activism – help us to spread the word and make it happen! You could promote ‘add your voice’ through facebook or twitter #stoptheviolence.
Create a Girl-Centered Video
Film yourself or your friends, talking about why you support the Stop the Violence campaign or how you will be taking action and send it to us to add to our ‘voices’ section. Send all your films to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engage Your Government
Write to your government or to your local council about how they should take action on stopping violence against girls, or how they could improve safety and services for girls and young women. You could include our key messages for the 16 days. Share your message with us at email@example.com and we’ll start collecting the demands we’re making to our decision makers. Find more information about writing to your decision makers in our activity sheet.
Make Some Noise
Run one of the ‘make a noise’ activities with your Girl Guide or Girl Scout group or your friends, film it and send it to us. The make a noise activity sheet is available on our website and in the resources section on this page.
Stage a flash mob to make girls heard. Gather together your friends and your Girl Guide or Girl Scout groups to stage a ‘flash mob’. You can find out more about what a flash mob is and how to organize one by referring to our activity sheet.
Talk to your friends about the issues, talk to your guide groups and talk to your family. If you are part of the Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, arrange an interview with your local radio, newspaper or TV channel on why girl guides are taking action to ‘stop the violence’.
Make a Pledge
Ask people to make a pledge on how they will take action to stop the violence against girls and speak out for the rights of girls. You can download the Stop the Violence campaign pledge card here. Collect pledges and make a ‘pledge wall’ displaying all the different ways people are committed to taking action. Don’t forget to let us know what pledges people have taken so we can add them to our action counter.
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