Advocacy Network

The World Association’s Advocacy Network is an umbrella group that allows individual Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to stay closely connected to our advocacy work. This is the perfect opportunity for you if you're an active member of your association, you are passionate about girls' rights and believe we can change the world through advocacy.

WAGGGS started the advocacy network in 2011 to support the activities of the Stop the Violence - speak out for girls' rights campaign. In 2015 we are now re-launching the network to be a more general umbrella group for all those Girl Guides and 2013_Malta_speak up signGirl Scouts interested in any aspect of our advocacy work. There will be thematic, functional and advisory groups that sit under the general network and focus specifically on our priority issues, such as violence against girls and young women, climate change and the new Sustainable Development Goals. 

To understand if this opportunity is for you, have a look at the role and responsibilities and the criteria we're looking for a Girl Guide or Girl Scout to fulfill. 

Your responsibilities would include you being able to:

  • Contribute ideas to WAGGGS’ advocacy work when requested and to be prepared to trial those ideas with your Member Organization
  • Use tools and support provided by WAGGGS to build your Member Organization’s capacity to deliver advocacy work
  • Promote WAGGGS advocacy work to internal and external audiences
  • Respond in a timely fashion to requests for consultation and feedback
  • Pass communication on to your Member Organization where requested and appropriate

We are looking for you to:

  • Be involved in Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting in your Member Organization in any capacity (i.e. does not have to be an active Unit Leader)
  • Have regular access to the internet
  • Have experience, knowledge and/or skills in at least one of the following areas: campaigning, lobbying, awareness raising, non-formal education, policy development, research, communications (including social media), partnerships, education and programme development, or fundraising
  • Have an interest in gender equality and/or international development
  • Have knowledge of, and commitment to, issues relating to girls, young women and women
  • Be able to dedicate at least one hour a week to this work

If you feel this applies to you keep an eye on this page to see when applications are opened for the general network and the thematic and functional groups. Find out more about the Violence against girls and young women thematic group, information about the other groups is coming soon.

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