MDG 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

70 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 here: 

Educational programmes

MDG 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

Today, women hold 18.2 per cent of parliament seats worldwide.

Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world can help achieve gender equality. Why not earn the GAT badge or do the World Thinking Day 2011 Activity Pack? Find out more!

Events and seminars

MDG 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower WomenAs an organization dedicated to the empowerment of girls and the valuing of girls, we have a significant contribution to make to empowering girls and women. If we share best practice and expertise at seminars and attend international advocacy events, we will be much more effective. See the list of past and future events and seminars.

Join a campaign

MDG 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower WomenGirl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world are ending violence against girls and young women. Find out more about other ways to get involved.

Global partners

MDG 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower WomenWith a membership base of 10 million girls and young women and 1.5 million volunteers in 145 countries, the international Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting Movement can significantly contribute to end extreme poverty and hunger. WAGGGS works with global partners, international youth NGOs and UN agencies, to achieve maximum impact.

Useful resources

 MDG 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower WomenWomen earn 10 per cent of the world's income but work two-thirds of the worlds' working hours. Find out more about gender inequality.


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