About the campaign

About the campaign

This International Day of the Girl, join the team that's changing the world. Join #TeamGirl!

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What is International day of the Girl?

In 2012, the United Nations declared 11 October as the annual International Day of the Girl (IDG). It’s a day to promote girls’ human rights and tackle gender inequality, discrimination and the abuse suffered by girls around the world.

WAGGGS has been part of IDG from the beginning, choosing a theme and providing tools to support WAGGGS Members to celebrate IDG, raise awareness about issues affecting girls, and increase the profile of the work our Movement does to empower girls in 146 countries around the world.

Read inspiring stories from our 2016 International Day of the Girl champions in the five WAGGGS regions.


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What are the Global Goals for Sustainable Development? 

SDG Global Goal icon 4The Global Goals were agreed by global leaders at the United Nations in 2015 to shape the future of the world, and bring countries together to continue the work started by the Millennium Development Goals. The 17 new Global Goals represent an ambitious agenda to end poverty, fight climate change, and tackle all forms of inequality by 2030. To reach the Goals and create the world we want to see, governments, NGOs, communities and individuals across cultures and countries must all work together. Visit www.globalgoals.org for more information.

In 2017 we're focusing on Goal 4: Quality Education. Goal 4 seeks to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. 

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What is WAGGGS? 

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts is the world’s only movement for every girl and any girl because it believes that each girl deserves to be the best she can be. Free to make what they want from the Movement, girls learn by doing, make friends and have fun. In safe, local spaces, girls develop the skills and attitude to change themselves, their communities and our world. WAGGGS keeps the global Movement thriving, united and growing.

Find out more about our global Movement

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