24 hour chat to celebrate International Women’s Day
18 February 2013
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is celebrating International Women’ s Day by organizing a 24-hour Chat. It will take place from 10.00GMT 8 March to 10.00GMT 9 March.
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 development of the post 2015 agenda.
We will include your ideas and suggestions resulting from the chat in the International Day of the Girl Action Plan – our call to governments, businesses, institutions, civil society and individuals to help create “The world we want for girls”.
From India to the United Kingdom in 24 hours!
The International Day of the Girl (IDG) Ambassadors will “pass the torch” to each other after a three-hour session devoted to the most important elements identified by girls in the World we Want for Girls campaign. During each session you will have a chance to learn about the key facts on the theme, bring your perspective, share your experience and offer your solutions and recommendations, as well as listen to other experts and guest speakers. Your suggestions and recommendations will further inform the IDG Action Plan.
We will use the IDG Action Plan to approach funders to support our programmes, talk to governments about prioritising and investing in girls, work with partners to deliver holistic solutions to the issues girls are facing, develop more programmes and support more projects done by girls for girls.
Your voice counts - so join the conversation and invite your friends along too!