Young women and volunteers speak out about a range of issues at local, national and international levels

Voices from around the world

Joint WAGGGS/WOSM logo

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!

Menstrual Hygiene Day

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.

Olivia Solman

Representing WAGGGS at the EYF

Two of our Europe Region Volunteers represented us at the Council of Members of the European Youth Forum

Pippa Gardner _ STV 16 Days blog

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

Nabeela - blog post

Raising nutrition awareness in Sri Lanka

Nabeela Iqbal, Sri Lanka

Kellysya Shah

Guiding gives me the extra push I need

Kellysya, Malaysia

Lucia Ruvarashe Ndanga

Guiding has opened my eyes

Lucia Ruvarashe Ndanga, Zimbabwe/Uganda

Rachael Graham

We’re all part of a sisterhood

Rachael’s view of the Guides is hugely optimistic, and in some ways really quite simple.

Candela Gonzalez

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

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.

IC Forum 2016

International Commissioner Forum 2019

Save the date - IC Forum 2019

Rosalyn Old

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!


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.

Rosalyn's Priorities

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.

Ines Goncalves

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.

Rachel, new zealand, Roverway

Rachel, 16, New Zealand

Being 16 and travelling to the other side of the world is so exciting

Social Avengers

Refugees will always have a home here

Sarah Nancollas, WAGGGS Chief Executive

CSW62 - Hannah giving speech

Hannah, 19, UK

I’ve come home with more passion and drive than ever before… to go out and make a change

Ecuador 1

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 - opening ceremony Zeewolde

Roverway - Gender and Diversity Toolkit

The Europe Region launches new Gender and Diversity mainstreaming toolkit

WTD 2018 Rwanda case study

Odonie, Rwanda

"Girl Guiding contributes a lot to my community. We don’t just have fun; we seek solutions to problems."

Roverway 2018 opening ceremony

Roverway 2018 - highlights

Read about week one of Roverway 2018!

Dua, Pakistan

"Women here face many difficulties and problems, but we remain strong"

Dream the Way 2018 Volunteers yellow shirt polo t-shirt group picture smiling fun nature

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 Maxima at Roverway kick off

Queen Máxima at Roverway kick-off

Queen Máxima visited Scoutinggroep Hubertus Brandaan in Voorburg on 10th July for the kick-off of Roverway 2018


Noor, Tunisia

"Guiding means being an active citizen"


Ozeh, Nigeria

Growing up as a Girl Guide is exciting


Brianna, Jamaica

"We help our community by performing many tasks"

Adila, Fiji

"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"


Ahura, Maldives

"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"


Annie, UK

"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."

WTD 2018 Palestine case study

Veronica, 17, Palestine

"Guiding groups have a great, positive impact"

The team in Strasbourg

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 - opening ceremony Zeewolde

Roverway 2018 - day one at main camp

Valentina from Chile shares her experience at Roverway

Dinner debrief

Day 2 at Yo!Fest

The Europe Region External Relations team had another exciting day of activities and events at Yo!Fest in Strasbourg.

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