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

Voices from around the world


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 CSW62

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

Praise CSW62

I want to see an inclusive society

Praise Adeyemo, 22, Nigeria

Helga CSW62

Helga, 27, Tanzania

Beliefs and traditions that undermine women should be completely eliminated.

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."

Dua, Pakistan

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


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"

Rachel, 13, Barbados

In Barbados girls have the same opportunities as boys

Adila, Fiji

"At Brownies I learn to help my neighbours"


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"

WTD 2018 Palestine case study

Veronica, 17, Palestine

"Guiding groups have a great, positive impact"

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