STOP THE VIOLENCE is the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) global campaign to end violence against girls and women. Launched in 2011 the campaign is working towards the prevention and elimination of violence against girls and women through EDUCATION, AWARENESS RAISING, LOBBYING, POLICY & 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 and is delivered to girls only and co-educational groups from ages 5-25 through peer-to-peer learning.
Through conversations, engaging in community action, protesting, petitions, media engagement, social media and in lots of other ways Girl Guides and Girl Scouts are raising awareness about the dangers girls and women face, the need for change in attitudes and behavior and calling on their communities to join them in taking action.
Girl Guides and Girl Scouts are lobbying decision makers to make a change by speaking out about their experiences, calling for laws and policies that protect girls and women and demanding that perpetrators be prosecuted for their actions.
Download tips on how you can take action to campaign to end violence against girls and women
Download our 16 Ways in 16 Days poster for ideas on actions that you can take at the personal, school, national and country level to end violence against girls and women
Download a quick overview of the Stop the The Violence campaign and its impact