International Day of the Girl 2017

Celebrate International Day of the Girl 2017. Join #TeamGirl!

We're marking International Day of the Girl 2017 with our #TeamGirl campaign  - and this year we're focusing on education! Education is at the heart of everything WAGGGS does; we want to enable girls and young women to develop to their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world. 

Unfortunately, not everyone has access to formal education. There are a variety of challenges preventing girls and young women from going to school – including gender-based violence, lack of body confidence, online bullying and menstruation.

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Complete the #TeamGirl activity pack with your group

Our #TeamGirl activity pack has been created to help WAGGGS members around the world celebrate International Day of the Girl. 

You and your Girl Guiding or Girl Scouting group can work through this pack together to explore some of the barriers girls and young women face in getting an education, and explore how non-formal education can begin to address these barriers. 

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Join #TeamGirl on social media

It’s time to tell the world that 130 million girls are missing out on an education. We need to send the message that action is needed to address the barriers girls and young women face in accessing an education. We want every girl, everywhere to have an education and have the ability to reach her full potential.

Step 1: 

Think about what education means to you. It could be the books and pens you use or playing games with your friends at school. Why does this represent education to you? How would you show what education means to you in a picture?

Step 2: 

Take a photo of what education means to you and share it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and elsewhere online using #TeamGirl.

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  • Girls learning about violence in Togo
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Make your voice heard! 

U-Report is a social messaging platform where anyone from across the world can speak out and be heard on issues they care about. Taking part in U-Report polls on your mobile phone allows us to share the issues that matter to Girl Guides and Girl Scouts with politicians, world leaders and decision makers. 

Join U-Report today and throughout September you can take part in our special #TeamGirl poll to mark International Day of the Girl 2017. 

1. Join

Join U-Report via Twitter: Follow @UReportGlobal and respond to the direct messages 

On Facebook: Send JOIN in an Instant Message to U-Report Global –fb.com/ureportglobal

2. Share your voice

Send the word TEAMGIRL to take the poll. U-Report will send the questions straight to you. Respond and share your voice!

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Working together, girls can achieve the Global Goals and change the world for the better. Get involved, join #TeamGirl

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