Voices from around the world
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.
International Commissioner Forum 2019
Save the date - IC Forum 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!
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.
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, 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.