Emerging data (UN Women) shows that since the outbreak of COVID-19, violence against women and girls has intensified. Join the WAGGGS Stop the Violence team for a series of learning events and advocacy clinics uniquely for Members in June and July 2020.

Gender-based violence is a socially constructed virus that has reached pandemic level globally and no country is immune. It has serious life-altering impact on the physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health of women and girls everywhere. Emerging data shows that since the outbreak of COVID-19, violence against women and girls (VAWG), and particularly domestic violence has been intensified. (source: UN Women).

Join the WAGGGS Stop the Violence team for a series of learning events and advocacy clinics uniquely for Members throughout June and July. Register below!

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WAGGGS Online Webinars

Education as a tool to tackle GBV

Education is key in addressing violence against girls. By empowering girls and young women to take the lead in asserting their rights you create a powerful force for transformation. By challenging gender stereotypes and reaching boys and young men through non-formal education you challenge the root causes of violence. As experts in non-formal education, we have experience in making big subjects and topics accessible to young audiences.

This webinar will introduce the Voices against Violence curriculum and examples from different countries on how this curriculum has been implemented before and current the lockdown.

Webinar 1 Recording and Resources here

Advocacy and girl-led campaigning

This campaign is not about adults or men stopping violence against girls on behalf of girls. It is about empowering girls and young women to be the drivers of change, while recognising that it is never a girl’s responsibility to end the violence she faces. Instead it is saying girls are more than just victims, they are agents of change. They are the instigators of their own futures and the leaders of change within their communities

An opportunity to learn more about how Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the work are speaking out and leading advocacy campaigns.

Webinar 2 Recording and Resources here

GBV as a human rights violation and legal mechanisms to address it 18 June at 17:00-18:20 (UK, GMT+1)

Violence against girls and young women is a human rights abuse. States around the world have signed up to a number of different international declarations and conventions that provide a legal and policy framework to ensure the rights of young women and girls. It holds communities accountable for their role in upholding girls’ and women’s rights and preventing violence. Join this webinar to learn more about the legal mechanisms and how to support and empower girls and young women to assert these rights.


How to build a girl-led campaign and effectively use social media 25 June at 12:00-13:20 (UK, GMT+1)

Regardless of your understanding of advocacy, you are Your unique voice, motivation and strong commitment to improving people’s lives make the best starting points for this journey. If you are looking to improve your advocacy skills, take action in your community, or help your organisation or group to start a campaign, this webinar is for you.


Girl-led Advocacy Panel


Shadow Pandemic a girl-led panel discussion on the violence experienced by girls and young women during the COVID 19 pandemic. The Stop the Violence Campaign team would like to invite you to our Girl-led panel discussion 'Shadow Pandemic'.

The panel will be led by seven Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from different countries as they share their experiences and interview Experts on gender-based violence. The panel discussion will highlight the nature of violence being experienced by girls and women, the scale of violations taking place as the pandemic continues to unfold and the longer term effects of the pandemic on girls and young women's rights.

The panel will amplify girls and young women's voices and provide practical tools and resources to take action as we collectively work to end violence against girls and women everywhere.



General Information

Registration: Register for webinars through this link and you will receive a Zoom invitation two days prior to each event.

Language: all events will be delivered in English. If you are interested in interpretation in a WAGGGS language (French, Spanish, Arabic), please add your preferred WAGGGS language during registration and we will aim to have an interpreter at least for the questions and answers part.

Duration: all webinars and the panel will be one hour of learnings and sharing followed by 20 minutes for questions.

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