WAGGGS run official UN side event in New York – Get involved!
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11 Mars 2014
Tomorrow (Wednesday 12th March), the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts will be hosting an official UN side event with the United Nations Millennium Campaign as part of the 58th UN Commission on the Status of Women. The event is called ‘The World We Want for Girls: from MDGs to Post 2015’ and will explore what building blocks are needed to achieve the perfect world for girls, and for everyone.
The event will run from 10:30am – 12pm New York time. This will be 2:30pm – 4pm UK time.
Beatrice from Kenya will be speaking on the panel alongside Gerardo Porteny from Young Men 4 Gender Equality and Emmeline L Verzosa, the Executive Director of Philippines Commission on Women. Hannah from Sweden and Chamathya from Sri Lanka will be taking the audience through the WAGGGS key messages with support from Julia from the Working Group on Girls.
However… the WAGGGS delegates need your support to make the event as visible, exciting and successful as possible, as well as to continue its impact after the event has finished!
How can I get involved?
Do you have Twitter?
Promote this event by either tweeting this article or the official flyer on the UN Millennium Campaign’s website.
After the event, keep your eyes peeled on the @WAGGGSDelegate account as the delegates will be tweeting photos from the event which they will need you to add your voice to.
Will you have a spare two minutes?
Ensure gender equality is realized as a priority for the Post-2015 Development Agenda. You can add your vote to the MY World survey using the WAGGGS link. MY World is a global priority asking you to choose your priorities for a better world. Gender equality is lagging behind – make sure your voice is heard!
Are you interested to know more about WAGGGS specific policy asks?
Read the WAGGGS CSW 58 Key Messages and, if you have a bit more time, explore the World We Want for Girls beyond 2015 Policy Paper. Use these to pull out key phrases to tweet and post on Facebook. Engage your friends and family in conversation and encourage them to think about what is important for them.
Are you free to watch the event?
The event will run from 10:30am - 12pm New York time or 2:30pm - 4pm UK time and can be watched here.
The WAGGGS delegates are raising their voices to represent all 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and can’t wait for your support.