Become an Advocacy Champion

You are invited to join an exciting network of Advocacy Champions. This is a unique opportunity for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to advocate for the rights of girls and young women and champion gender equality at a local, national and international level, such as the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

Applications for the 2020 Advocacy Network are open between 21 October and 1 December 2019.

WAGGGS Advocacy Champions are a select number of young women chosen for their commitment to gender equality, their involvement in Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting and their ability to lead, challenge and create a ripple effect.

To apply to become a WAGGGS Advocacy Champion, you must be registered on the WAGGGS Volunteer network.

About the Advocacy Champion network

  • 10-12 young women selected as WAGGGGS delegates for 18 months
  • Represent WAGGGS’ youth delegates at global events
  • Act as Ambassadors for WAGGGS in key youth global spaces
  • At the end of their term, responsible for mentoring the next generation of Advocacy Champions.

WAGGGS Advocacy Champions complete a 12-week webinar training programme to expand their knowledge of WAGGGS issues, the United Nations, specific event information, advocacy and communication. Member Organisations endorse applications for young women to join the Advocacy Champions network and support them throughout their advocacy journey.

The process for selecting the following year's WAGGGS Advocacy Champions starts in October each year.

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