The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is an organization of 10 million members, committed to stop the violence against girls and women. In March this year, WAGGGS has some special actions to share with girls and boys, young women and men everywhere!
Combat Violence through Education
WAGGGS and UN Women are launching a unique non-formal, co-educational curriculum on ending violence against girls: Voices against Violence. The curriculum is for young people from the age range of 5 to 25 years, and equips them with the knowledge and skills to eliminate violence against girls and young women.
Working with young people is key to tackling gender-based violence. And non-formal education is a great and interactive way to educate young people on such a hard topic. By educating young people on what violence is, how it is caused and how it can be stopped, we can end the spread of violence. Girls have the right to live life free from violence and the fear of violence, and Voices against Violence can help make this a reality.
For more information stay tuned to www.stoptheviolencecampaign.com and if you are an organization or institution that wants to use the curriculum in your community and schools, contact email@example.com.
Say NO to Violence against Girls and Speak Up for Girls’ Rights
On 8 March, join girls worldwide to celebrate International Women’s Day. Crossing eight time zones, eight young women will moderate discussions on education for girls, violence against girls and young women, decent job opportunities for young women, female leadership and girls’ and young women’s participation in the development of the post-2015 agenda.
Learn about the issues, have your say in the chat and make a commitment to take action in your community. WAGGGS will include your ideas in its action plan for governments, businesses, institutions, civil society and individuals to help create the “The world we want for girls”.
Friday 8 March
10.00GMT – Education, hosted by Sangam World Centre in India
13.00GMT – Violence against girls hosted by Iombonana Andriamampionona in Madagascar
16.00GMT – Decent jobs
19.00GMT – Post 2015 agenda hosted by Pippa Gardner in the UK
22.00GMT – Violence against girls hosted by Lorena Obando in Costa Rica
Saturday 9 March
01.00GMT – Decent jobs hosted by Kourtney Pratt in Canada
04.00GMT – Post 2015 agenda hosted by Michelle Alvarez in Philippines
07.00GMT - Education hosted by Eleni Beveratou in the UK
Watch live webcast of the event presenting the non-formal education curriculum today at 1:15 PM
How to Join the Chat?
On the day of the chat, head over to www.wagggsworld.org/en/chat, you will see a message that says ‘click here to join the conversation’, click and log in via Facebook, Twitter, Rumble talk or as a guest. Then simply type and chat!
|Date:||8 March 2013|
|Action Type:||Awareness Raising|