Voices from around the world
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I am my own seed
15 year old Lauren Almalvez of Girl Scouts of the USA shares the story behind her environmental project "Ecojunkie Toolbox"
Plastic Tide Turners Challenge
Palwasha's blog on her experience of the Tide Turners Plastic Challenge 'Wavemakers' advocacy training
WAGGGS & Generation Equality
Calling on decision-makers to let young women lead
Jump on the Train
Jump on the train – Stephanie's journey with WAGGGS' Europe Region Committee
A day in the life of a doctor
Girl Guide Estrella from Mexico shares her experience as a student volunteer doctor, working during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Masks Sewn With Love” project
Girl Guides Singapore help vulnerable groups through their spin-off “Masks Sewn With Love” project.
18 year-old, Advocacy Champion, Dorothy from the Philippines recounts her experiences of CSW65
Silver linings project
Girl Scout Megan is a passionate artist, who has found new ways to put her skills to use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
WTD - peace and Guiding in Rwanda
World Thinking Day - peace and Guiding in Rwanda
Polish Girl Guide wins Solidarity Prize
Polish Girl Guide wins Solidarity Prize for domestic abuse project
Happy World Thinking Day 2021
Happy World Thinking Day 2021
The European Youth Forum went online!
The Online General Assembly of the European Youth Forum took place 20th-22nd November
Ending gender-based violence in Ghana
Blog about ending gender-based violence in Ghana.
A blog on gender-based violence in Kenya
For 16 Days of Activism, Argie Muriuki a Guide from the Kenya Girl Guides Association reports on media Sensationalism, victim-blaming and femicide in Kenya.
Thoughts from Europe Region Chair Eline
Eline shares her thoughts on 2020 so far
European Youth Forum Nomination
Nomination for Vice President (INGYO) of the European Youth Forum
A blog from Beirut, Lebanon
Yasmine, a Girl Guide from Lebanon, talks about the efforts of Guides and Scouts rebuilding her city
Empowering girls to advocate
Angelika Joy Binas is a Girl Scout and Advocacy Champion for Girl Powered Nutrition (GPN) in the Philippines.
Ending the Culture of Gender Inequality
Kathleen Vivas is a Girl Scout and Advocacy Champion for Girl Powered Nutrition (GPN) in the Philippines.
Menstruation should not restrict options
Nirmala is a Girl Scout from Nepal. She introduces the Freedom Kit Bag
Blog: Breaking the silence on periods
Sonakhi, India, is a Young Women’s Advocacy Champion taking part in the Action on Body Confidence programme partnership by Dove and WAGGGS.
Blog: Educating on gender-based violence
YESS Girls in campaign against gender-based violence
Blog: Being a YESS Girl During COVID-19
Faustine is one of this years 2020 YESS Girls programme participants. Here is her account of being a YESS Girl during challenging times.
Mother Earth Day 2020
A blog on climate action by Solène Valette
Responding to the Covid-19 crisis
European guides and girl scouts respond to the Covid-19 crisis
Healthcare professionals - the heroes
A blog by Nikayla Karell Odi, youth advocate and peer educator of Youth Advocates for the Philippines and Senior Girl Scout of Girl Scouts of the Philippines for World Health Day 2020
Women are Not Doraemon
A blog by Tan Ejin on gender equality in Malaysia
A taste of freedom
Pamela, from Kenya, is a Youth Engagement Unit leader and Trainer, and an advocate for gender equality in her country and across Africa.
Women Economic Forum 2020
Petra Stipanic reports from the Women Economic Forum in Ljubljana (Slovenia)
What girls wear, or how they look
Last week, a UK Member of Parliament, Tracy Brabin MP, hit the news not for her policies but for her outfit.
Gender equality to scale up nutrition
Jade Delgado is a Girl Scout and Advocacy Champion for Girl Powered Nutrition (GPN) in the Philippines.
JLS: A view from Ireland Hub
JLS: A celebration of the visionary leader, instrumental in WAGGGS’ history and development to create Girl Scouts USA.
Through Her Eyes
Francine Beatriz Pradez, Girl Scouts of the Philippines, is a Former Alternate Regional Girl Representative to the Central Board and Girl Powered Nutrition National Advocacy Champion.
WAGGGS Europe Wall of Women
Are you a young woman in a decision making role within your Membership Organisation? If so, we would like to hear from you!
Every Day is Menstrual Hygiene Day
Two years ago, Sonakhi Rumi, an 18 year old ranger (senior guide) from India, had her period when she was taking her 10th grade exam.
Representing WAGGGS at the EYF
Two of our Europe Region Volunteers represented us at the Council of Members of the European Youth Forum
Introducing Pippa Gardner
Pippa Gardner is nominated as a candidate for the Advisory Council on Youth by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
Raising nutrition awareness in Sri Lanka
Nabeela Iqbal, Sri Lanka
Guiding gives me the extra push I need
Guiding has opened my eyes
Lucia Ruvarashe Ndanga, Zimbabwe/Uganda
We’re all part of a sisterhood
Rachael’s view of the Guides is hugely optimistic, and in some ways really quite simple.
I found my place in the world
Guiding has a vital role in helping her country develop, and build better opportunities for women.
Network Meeting 2019
Advocacy, peer education, active citizenship, youth rights, skills development and new friends were on the agenda with over 50 participants at the network meeting in Brussels 2019.
The skills Rosalyn will bring to the YFJ
In her final blog post before the General Assembly, our candidate for the Board of the European Youth Forum, Rosalyn Old, outlines the key skills she would bring to the Board including enthusiasm, her dedication to making change happen and representing the voice of young women.
Good governance is the key
As the General Assembly of the European Youth Forum is getting closer (taking place 22-24 November in Novi Sad, Serbia), our candidate for the Board, Rosalyn Old, continues to share her priorities should she elected to the Board. In this blog, Rosalyn discusses the importance of governance and her ideas for creating the next strategy of the European Youth Forum!
The last generation with #metoo stories
Author Inês Gonçalves is a Portuguese Girl and CSW delegate who represented WAGGGS at the United Nations in 2018.
Building a generation of leaders
Hanitra delves on why nutrition for girls in Madagascar is so important and how Girl Powered Nutrition and the SUN Youth Leader for Nutrition programme can make a difference.
Jade from Philippines on nutrition
Jade, a Girl Scout from the Philippines, shares her experiences from the Youth Leader for Nutrition programme and how she is supporting the Girl Powered Nutrition in her country.
Representing young women
At WAGGGS we work every day to champion the rights of girls and young women and to empower them to change the world around them. On this International Day of the Girl, I’m going to share with you one of the key ways in which we ensure that the voices of our members are heard - through the European Youth Forum.
Rachel, 16, New Zealand
Being 16 and travelling to the other side of the world is so exciting
Refugees will always have a home here
Sarah Nancollas, WAGGGS Chief Executive
Hannah, 19, UK
I’ve come home with more passion and drive than ever before… to go out and make a change
We are here. We are rural girls.
Read stories from rural Girl Guides and Girl Scouts about their experiences growing up in isolated communities
I want to see an inclusive society
Praise Adeyemo, 22, Nigeria
Helga, 27, Tanzania
Beliefs and traditions that undermine women should be completely eliminated.
Roverway - Gender and Diversity Toolkit
The Europe Region launches new Gender and Diversity mainstreaming toolkit
"Girl Guiding contributes a lot to my community. We don’t just have fun; we seek solutions to problems."
Roverway 2018 - highlights
Read about week one of Roverway 2018!
"Women here face many difficulties and problems, but we remain strong"
Dreaming the Way to Roverway 2018
More than 60 volunteers from WAGGGS Member Organisations around the world gathered in Soest, The Netherlands, to prepare for Roverway taking place in July 2018.
Queen Máxima at Roverway kick-off
Queen Máxima visited Scoutinggroep Hubertus Brandaan in Voorburg on 10th July for the kick-off of Roverway 2018
"Guiding means being an active citizen"
Growing up as a Girl Guide is exciting
"We help our community by performing many tasks"
"At Brownies I learn to help my neighbours"
Rachel, 13, Barbados
In Barbados girls have the same opportunities as boys
Youngseo, South Korea
Girl Scouts serve my school and community
Maelle & Celine, Lebanon
"WTD is a reminder to think of others before ourselves"
"I feel proud to be a girl guide"
Heena, 18, India
"As a Guide I have been given values and ethics which have helped me to grow up and become more independent"
"Being a Brownie is really fun"
Megan Hunt, New Zealand
"Running long distances has always been something I hated, I just believed it was something I couldn’t do – so wouldn’t try. But then WAGGGS was looking for runners so I signed on."
Veronica, 17, Palestine
"Guiding groups have a great, positive impact"
WAGGGS goes to YO!fest
WAGGGS volunteers took part in YO!fest 2018 with thousands of other young Europeans. Want to know what we did there?
Roverway 2018 - day one at main camp
Valentina from Chile shares her experience at Roverway
Day 2 at Yo!Fest
The Europe Region External Relations team had another exciting day of activities and events at Yo!Fest in Strasbourg.