16 days to make girls hear: join our online seminar

29 October 2011

AIDS Conference 2010

Each year, from 25 November to 10 December, women’s organizations, advocates and activists around the world join together for the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign”. This campaign links the International Day Against Violence Against Women on 25 November with International Human Rights Day on 10 December.

This year the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts is asking members across the world to take action to ”Make girls heard” as part of its “Stop the violence. Speak out for girls’ rights” campaign. Every day, from 25 November 2011 to 10 December 2011, we will feature different actions being taken by Girl Guides and Girl Scouts globally to “Stop the violence and speak out for girls’ rights.”

Gain skills in speaking out to make girls heard - join our webinar

On 30 November, at 15:00 GMT, we will be showing the documentary “The Hidden Truth” online. Made by a young woman in Zambia, the film tackles the issue of domestic violence and is being used as a tool for social change in local communities in Zambia.

The webinar (online seminar) will give you the opportunity to watch the film and then take part in Q&A session with the filmmaker Penelope. Penelope will talk about how she made the film and why it was so important for her to speak out against domestic violence. There will then be an opportunity to ask her questions and to download our worksheet on making films for change.

After the webinar you can use the information and downloadable worksheet to make your own short film on ending violence. You can send these films to us. We’ll show the best ones on our website and send you a special “Stop the violence” promotional pack including pin badges, wrist bracelets, t-shirts and stickers.

Download instructions for joining the online seminar here.

To sign up for the webinar email stoptheviolence@wagggsworld.org with your name, email and where you’re from, and we’ll send you information about how to join the session. Download the "16 days to make girls heard" campaign sheet for other ideas on how to take action. Tell us what action you’ll be taking by emailing stoptheviolence@wagggsworld.org

Add your voice and find out all the latest 16 days news at www.stoptheviolencecampaign.com

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Susy - 26 November 2011 - 7.47PM (GMT)

Going to put this artcile to good use now.

Kate McPartlan - 22 November 2011 - 10.43AM (GMT)

The whisper has gotten louder already! I am looking forward to my weekly Unit meeting with Cygnets, Brigins and Guides this wednesday to raise awareness and bring the campaign to my community! We should all be very proud.

Maiya Twayanabasu - 14 November 2011 - 4.28AM (GMT)

Its an interesting subject about which i will be talking with my scouters and definitely will not leave an oppurtunity to talk on the radio to motivate others to take it into action.. lets do it together. We can do it.

Kena Marcasant - 13 November 2011 - 7.53PM (GMT)

This great work, congratulations!
Greetings from Salina Cruz, Oaxaca. Mexico

María José Proaño - 11 November 2011 - 6.55PM (GMT)

Es una excelente iniciativa y trabajo. Realmente somos la organización de educación no formal femenina más grande dle mundo y llevamos 100 años cambiando vidas!!! y nuestro interés en los asuntos que interesan a las niñas y jóvenes hará que tengamos 100 años más!!!

Lilian Itenya - 6 November 2011 - 7.53PM (GMT)

Its interesting how girls raise their voices and campaign is a way,we have a million voices,we end violence.I love the initiative lets take action now.

tracy lynn walker - 4 November 2011 - 1.22PM (GMT)

I have something up my girl scout sleeve...when we are at Detroit metro Airport next Wednesday as we leave for 2011 National Council Session/52nd CONVENTION in HOUSTON I want to facilitate PASS THE WHISPER...JOIN THE SHOUT....STOP THE VIOLENCE......... SPEAK OUT FOR GIRL'S RIGHTS and use the girl delegates and adults to share this campaign. Wish me luck.

U. Savas Baran - 29 October 2011 - 6.58PM (GMT)

i will translate it to Turkish and distribute it to our guide and scout leaders around Turkey to advise them to do their activities. I know I am a little late but there is still time

Tenequa Wildy - 29 October 2011 - 4.14PM (GMT)

What an awesome act of love! When we share our life struggles of violence, we have the ability to save a life. Kudos!!!!

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