Young Women's World Forum 2010
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From 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.
The 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.|