STOP THE VIOLENCE is the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) global campaign to end violence against girls and women. Following its launch in 2011, the campaign has been working towards preventing and eliminating violence against girls and women. It uses EDUCATION, AWARENESS RAISING, LOBBYING, POLICY AND RESEARCH and COMMUNITY ACTION. Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world are taking action in their schools, local communities, across their countries and regions.
In 2013 WAGGGS partnered with UN Women to create the Voices against Violence (VAV) curriculum. It’s a non-formal educational curriculum, delivered to both girl only and co-educational groups. It's suitable for ages 5 to 25 and uses peer-to-peer learning.
Through conversations, community action, protests, petitions, media engagement, social media and more, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts are raising awareness about the dangers girls and women face. They are calling out attitudes and behaviour which needs to change and asking communities to join them and take action.
Girl Guides and Girl Scouts are lobbying decision makers to make change by speaking out about their experiences, calling for laws and policies which protect girls and women and demanding perpetrators be prosecuted for their actions.
Download tips on how you can take action and campaign to end violence against girls and women.
Download our 16 Ways in 16 Days poster for ideas on actions you can take at personal, local and national levels to end violence against girls and women.
Download a quick overview of the Stop the The Violence campaign and its impact.