Join the Young Women’s Advocacy Forum 2020

22 June 2020
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The Young Women’s Advocacy Forum (YWAF) is back and will be going #digital in 2020!

The Young Women’s Advocacy Forum is an initiative, which allows WAGGGS to support a network of young women who have participated in a WAGGGS programmes to focus on advocacy. Free Being Me has been delivering specialised Action on Body Confidence training for young women to launch their ABC national advocacy and gender equality campaigns since 2018.

In 2020, the advocacy training will empower young women to build a digital advocacy action plan and provide young women with opportunities to lobby global decision makers at the virtual UN General Assembly 2020, access to comprehensive tools for digital campaign design (including campaign film making, creating digital messages), skills development and support plans to deliver an advocacy project that is either local or national in their countries.

Participants will then have an opportunity to put these skills into action and engage with key decision makers at pivotal online and in person events where global governments are present.

The training and programme is for young women who are keen to make a difference through advocacy campaigning, and have a strong passion for body confidence and image discrimination advocacy. Young women are trained in the right environment to realise their innovative leadership capacities and gain the confidence to deliver strong girl-led advocacy projects, with support from WAGGGS, Dove Self-Esteem Project and their Member Organisations.

Application instructions

If you are already part of our volunteers network on Mobilize please apply following the instructions below:

  1. Complete the online application form
  2. Send a 2-minute video expressing your interest to,
  3. along with the MO Endorsement Form

If you have not joined our volunteers network yet please sign up to Mobilize first:

  1. First, complete mobilize sign-up here:
  2. then complete the online application form
  3. Send a 2-minute video expressing your interest to,
  4. along with the MO Endorsement Form

Please complete the online form and ensure you return the completed MO endorsement form and video to by Monday 13th July 2020.

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