Young Women's World Forum 2010

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YWWF 2010- 21 OctoberFrom 19 to 24 October, 100 young women from 61 countries gathered in Enstone, Oxfordshire, UK, to learn about the Millennium Development Goals by speaking to leading organizations working in the field and hearing from keynote speakers Leymah Gbowee (a Liberian peace activist) and Jo Swinson (Liberal Democrat MP).

Delegates took part in high level discussions about how WAGGGS and other key players can achieve the MDGs and help to change the world, and to influence the future vision and direction of WAGGGS. Delegates also made a commitment to undertake a project in their own countries. 

David Cameron visits YWWF 2010The Forum culminated in the delegates creating a declaration of their recommendations for the three Millennium Development Goals (Ending Poverty, Gender Equality and Environmental Sustainability). You can read the full declaration from this website. These will go to Governments, Civil Society and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

On Friday 22 October, the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, visited the Forum and he said he would be very interested to hear their ideas.

The Young Women’s World Forum 2010 is hosted by Girlguiding UK and is the beginning of a series of three international events which aim to empower young women to make a difference to their world and influence the future of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting as we enter our second century. In 2011 four forums will take place simultaneously at the World Centres and during the Girl Scouts Centenary in 2012, the USA will host the final Young Women’s World Forum.

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Saseeka - 25 December 2010 - 3.53PM (GMT)

Waiting to take part in YWWF2011

Lisa Rose - 24 October 2010 - 7.50PM (GMT)

We did have other south African delegates though. Although it was unfortunate that some people could not get Visas.

It was an absolutely amazing week, so inspiring!

Lisa - YWWF 2010 Event Assistant.

Comisionada Internacional - Guias Scouts del Peru - 23 October 2010 - 5.17AM (GMT)

El Foro Mundial de Mujeres Jovenes es punto de encuentro de Lideres de cambio.

Les deseo una excelente semana! Saludos especiales para Milagros Gutierrez.

Rosemary Swemmer - 20 October 2010 - 11.30AM (GMT)

Sadly the South African delegate was not able to participate. She was not granted a visa as she is regard as an "illegal immigrant" risk because she has very limited personal financial security. What a shame when we are trying to empower girls and young women. The Girl Guides of South Africa wishes you all a wonderful conference. Enjoy every moment.

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