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


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."


Renee Kroner, USA

"Both the triumphs and failures that I experienced at the Chalet taught me to how to be unapologetically myself in a way I didn’t know was possible. That is why I am running for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts."


Heather Ponting-Bather, UK

I’m thrilled to be taking part in the London Landmarks Half Marathon in 2018 as this year I will be celebrating two other landmarks – my 40th birthday and 10 years service as a leader with Girlguiding UK."

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 Palestine case study

Veronica, 17, Palestine

"Guiding groups have a great, positive impact"

Heena, 18, India

"As a Guide I have been given values and ethics which have helped me to grow up and become more independent"

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"


Annie, UK

"Being a Brownie is really fun"


Noor, Tunisia

"Guiding means being an active citizen"


Ozeh, Nigeria

Growing up as a Girl Guide is exciting


Ahura, Maldives

"I feel proud to be a girl guide"


Maelle & Celine, Lebanon

"WTD is a reminder to think of others before ourselves"


Youngseo, South Korea

Girl Scouts serve my school and community


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

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