Young Women's World Forum 2011

Young Women’s World Forum 2011The Young Women’s World Forum 2011 (YWWF 2011) will take place between 19 and 26 March 2011 at the four World Centres simultaneously. There will be young women from the five WAGGGS regions represented at each of the World Centres.

This exciting event is the second in a series of events which are part of the global centenary celebrations of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting. The first Young Women’s World Forum (2010) was organized by Girlguiding UK and the final event will be organized with Girl Scouts of the USA in 2012. The focus for all three events will be the WAGGGS’ Global Action Theme, girls worldwide say “together we can change our world” which addresses the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The YWWF 2011 programme will focus on the MDGs of “End poverty and hunger”, “Promote gender equality and empower women” and “Environmental sustainability”, topics selected in consultation with young women. The programme will include the opportunity to develop advocacy skills, the design of a process plan for change by each delegate, and field visits with partners and UN agencies. Participants will also develop tools for the YWWF 2010 declaration to be advocated to national governments and international government bodies, civil society, WAGGGS and its members.

Throughout the week we will be uploading daily updates, photos and videos from the delegates at the Young Women's World Forum. Make sure you follow the delegates at they take part in this historic event!


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Camilla Lindquist - 25 March 2011 - 8.35PM (GMT)

Dear all,
Reading through the comments and reflections I can really tell that you are having a fantastic time! Make the best of it and enjoy this unique experience, we are many sitting at home around the world, thinking of you, being just a bit jealous :-). Many, many warm thanks to the planning team and all those involved in making this such an amazing experience around the globe.
All my best wishes,
World Board member

Ana López - 25 March 2011 - 5.01PM (GMT)

He tenido la oportunidad de estar como voluntaria en este evento y ha sido no sòlo enriquecedor por conocer a Hermanas Guìas de otros paìses, sino por los temas y las reflexiones que se han hecho a lo largo de esta semana. Gran trabajo de todas. Son grandes mujeres que pueden hacer un cambio en sus comunidades y a nivel global.

Un saludo desde Mèxico.
Grupo en Formaciòn Jurica

Pascaline - 25 March 2011 - 4.57PM (GMT)

This event is so amazing, I can feel it with all my soul... Thumbs up to WAGGGS and the planning team especially, plus, the facilitators, they all did a great job at the four centres. No doubt that the participants have learnt a lot and had fuuuun.....

Cheers to all!!!

From Rwanda,

Helinoro RAKOTOMALALA - 25 March 2011 - 6.58AM (GMT)

WAOUHH ... How amazing event all participants in the world Centres are living now ! I hope all of you enjoy to be part of this great adventure ! WAGGGS at all level will have benefit from this experience ! Congratulations for the planning team and the organisation also !

Présidente Comité Afrique

Susannah H - 24 March 2011 - 6.33PM (GMT)

Having been involved in the 2010 Forum it's fantastic to see so many young women being given the chance to be part of it all over again :-) It looks like you are all having a fantastic time...and together we CAN change the world!

Maja Leonora - 24 March 2011 - 11.09AM (GMT)

It looks like you are having a great time, and putting good efforts together!

I hope everyone will be inspired and empowered, and take loads back to their member organisations.

Best wishes from Norway.

Moushira Saleh - 23 March 2011 - 3.11PM (GMT)

What a unique way to celebrate our Centenary! I'm so happy for the young participants and the organizing teams in all 4 world centers to be a part of such an amazing and life changing experience! Best of luck to all of you and all the best from Alexandria Egypt!

Laura - 21 March 2011 - 7.34PM (GMT)

Deseo que todas las chicas puedan disfrutar mucho esta oportunidad para compartir y trabajar.
I want all the girls can really enjoy this opportunity to share and work.

Siempre Lista!
La Plata.

Loraine Spencer-Jarrett - 21 March 2011 - 7.32PM (GMT)

Congratulations to all our young delegates from across the world. You are a part of history. Learn all you can as the future leaders of WAGGGS. This is an unforgettable experience and your peers are waiting to hear of your experiences and learn from you.
Congratulations WAGGGS for the use of technology allowing us to experience the awesome opening ceremony. I can truly say I was a part of history.

Lnternational Commissioner Jamaica

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