MDG programmes

The Global Action Theme ‘together we can change our world’ is the framework for WAGGGS’ work from 2008 to 2015 and all areas and levels of the Movement contribute to it. The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) programmes provide opportunities for girls and young women to learn, engage and have a voice on issues that affect their communities, countries and the world.

WAGGGS' MDG programmes are:

 MDG 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger

MDG 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and HungerToday, 30,000 children die every day from poverty and neglect, and two billion people live without adequate food and basic needs. Seven in every ten of the world’s hungry are girls and women. 

Help end this humanitarian crisis once and for all. 

MDG 3: promote gender equality and empower women.

GAT MDG3 icon70 percent of the world’s 1.2 billion people living in poverty are women, and 45 million girls around the world are being denied an education. WAGGGS believes that ‘empowering girls will change our world’.

Find out how you can take action.

MDG 6: Combat HIV and AIDS, Malaria and other disease

MDG 6: Improve Maternal HealthIn sub-aharan Africa in the 15-24 age bracket, three young women for every young man are infected with HIV/AIDS. 

Get involved now and save young lives.

 

 MDG 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability

MDG 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability Climate change is one of the most inequitable issues of our time, with girls and women significantly and disproportionally affected. 

You can help make a difference.

 

Each WAGGGS’ MDG programme includes:

  1. latest news and hot tips
  2. non-formal educational programmes
  3. related global events and seminars in WAGGGS regions and World Centres
  4. WAGGGS campaigns and partner campaigns
  5. useful documents, like for example position statements, guidelines and toolkits
  6. WAGGGS partners at global level
  7. what WAGGGS and Member Organizations are doing

The MDG programme will:

  • Ensure the youth voice, especially the girl voice, is heard and contributes to the MDGs debate
  • Influence decision-makers on issues girls and young women care about
  • Raise awareness and mobilise action amongst WAGGGS’ 10 million members and 50million community members to contribute to achieving the MDGs
  • Deliver results from grass root projects that contribute to achieving the MDGs
  • Provide girls and young women the opportunity to become leaders and agents of change
  • Develop Member Organization and individual member capacity and expertise to better contribute to achieving the MDGs
  • Actively contribute to our partners’ campaigns to ensure the broadest possible engagement and to establish relationships with partners to develop ongoing MDG related projects and programmes
  • Increase volunteerism

What is advocacy?

Advocacy for WAGGGS means to influence people to take decisions that will improve our lives and the lives of others.

In detail this means:

  • we influence people (= by speaking, doing and educating )
  • to take decisions (= for example change policies or regulations, allocate funding, provide support)
  • that will improve our life and the lives of others (= the result we are trying to achieve)

The WAGGGS Advocacy toolkit is designed to enable Member Organizations and leaders to introduce or develop an advocacy campaign in their Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting groups and to help influence decision-makers to improve the lives of girls and young women. You can download an electronic copy for free in English, French or Spanish.

For further information or to learn how you can get involved, contact us directly on advocacy@wagggsworld.org or call the Communications and Advocacy team on 020 7794 1181

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Neve Leslie - 29 November 2013 - 12.18PM (GMT)

I think that its a great idea that we can get involved in campaigns through girl guiding because i love girl guiding and am very proud to be part of it.

Neve Leslie - 29 November 2013 - 12.17PM (GMT)

I think that its a great idea that we can get involved in campaigns through girl guiding because i love girl guiding and am very proud to be part of it.

Anjana Murali - 5 June 2013 - 4.25AM (GMT)

I am a junior at Shorewood High School, WI, Teen Board Member of GSWISE, and a Girl Scout Ambassador. To remove the gender disparity and to empower women, I conducted an all girls chess camp for inner city girls in Milwaukee. Chess has been viewed as a male dominated sport and not very many girls are interested to participate in chess tournaments. To encourage more girls to play chess, I applied for a grant and conducted my first free, two day, all girls chess camp on December 14-15,2012. I got another grant now and I am conducting my second free camp for three days from June 18-20, 2013. For as long as I can, I would like to conduct the chess camps for girls. The United States Chess Federation is planning to start a new national initiative called, Girls and Women in Chess and I have received a special invitation to join the initiative. I think it is our responsibility as citizens to work towards at least one MDG Goal to make our world a better place to live.

Absatu Saidycamara - 6 August 2012 - 2.22PM (GMT)

Iam a senior programs officer in my NGO. My work is to form "TUSEME"clubs and train them to speak out. "TUSEME" is a kswahili word meaning Speak out. I have Mothers clubs in 200 Lower Basic schools involved in adult Education, 70 of which are on mobile phones and can communicate free of charge to the other mothers clubs.

Absatu Saidycamara - 6 August 2012 - 2.20PM (GMT)

Iam a senior programs officer in my NGO. My work is to form "TUSEME"clubs and train them to speak out. "TUSEME" is a kswahili word meaning Speak out. I have Mothers clubs in 200 Lower Basic schools involved in adult Education, 70 of which are on mobile phones and can communicate free of charge to the other mothers clubs.

Sandra Ealie - 18 July 2012 - 5.30PM (GMT)

I would like to get involved in saving the lives of children because young girls are not being or showing their maturity in choosing safe sex. Too many children are HIV and we are losing too many good chances one of them can be the the voice to save our world.

Sachia Reid-Thomas - 9 May 2012 - 12.55AM (GMT)

I am a brownie in Barbados.My brownie unit is working on the GAT Badge.We are learning a lot about the MDGs and many of us are hoping to receive our specialist badge this year.

Juliet Taylor - 29 March 2012 - 10.59PM (GMT)

I want to add my voice to the Stop the violence campaign.

Khorajiya mohammedsoyab abdulbhai - 28 December 2011 - 9.14AM (GMT)

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tenika - 8 October 2011 - 4.41PM (GMT)

I want to add my voice to the Stop the violence campaign. I am from Trinidad and Tobago. too many lives are being lost due to violence against women and children. they are the future parents and young leaders and they should treasured and not abused by their relatives, friends or even strangers cause they are all human beings.

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