Building from a whisper to a shout, we want to break the silence that surrounds violence.
What does WAGGGS mean by raising awareness?
When we raise awareness we want as many people as possible to know about violence against girls and to be empowered, with tools and knowledge, to take action to stop it. We have developed messages condemning violence against girls, we are ready with facts outlining why it happens and we have plenty of ideas for what can be done to end it, so that we build a global movement of people actively working to end the violence. We don't only want people to know about violence, we want them to understand why violence happens and then go on to take action to tackle violence, either by changing their own behaviour or by advocating for change in structures, services, laws and practices.
We believe that awareness leads to engagement. Engagement leads to action and then action leads to becoming an ambassador. Unlike some other issues a real tangible difference can be made to violence against girls and young women by changing individual actions and choices. Your voice is a powerful tool for creating change!
There are three main ways that you can support us to raise awareness on violence against girls within the Stop the Violence campaign:
Add Your Voice
Stop the Violence campaign's main call to action and a visual way of seeing the size of our growing global community. Learn more about the initiative and add your voice now - we need you!
Join 16 Days of Activism
16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is an annual WAGGGS campaign to support the UN Secretary General's UNiTE campaign to end violence against women. Join in!
WAGGGS Advocacy Network
Join the 'violence against girls' thematic group within the Advocacy Network, contribute with your ideas to the Stop the Violence campaign and become a champion for ending violence against girls in your Member Organisation.
Why not explore the Stop the Violence campaign resources and use them on social media to start conversations on the issue? You can share the Stop the Violence film, use 'busting the myths' infographics to start debates or change your Facebook and Twitter cover photos and profiles pictures to Stop the Violence images.
Use your imagination - and if you have a new idea we'd love to hear about it!