How your donations are changing girls' lives
Donations to the World Thinking Day Fund are vital to WAGGGS' work. We want to share with you just some of the amazing things the Fund has made possible for our Movement and our plans for the rest of the year.
You helped us provide the opportunity for girls to raise their voices and be heard
“Last month I had another opportunity to advocate for girls rights as an inspirational young leader at the Commonwealth Youth Forum in London. Without being a WAGGGS delegate at CSW, I would have never had the confidence to be able to do that on my own"
With support from the World Thinking Day Fund, WAGGGS provides the opportunity for young women to be part of a global platform to advocate change for girls and women. 11 young women represented WAGGGS at the Commission of the Status of Women in New York from 12-23 March 2018. The commission is dedicated to evaluating progress on gender equality to promote the development of women and girls worldwide.
Despite the unique challenges girls face, their voices are often missing from government decision making and fall through the cracks of data used to drive policy. The delegation spoke out to demand a better future for girls.
You inspired young women to take action in their schools, local communities, across their countries and regions
“Violence against women is a really big issue in Argentina, so it is really important for us to be well informed and to have tools to do something about it. All the sessions over the weekend were very well received. They were dynamic and fun. I’ve learned a lot and I’m looking forward to working on our own campaign.”
With support from the World Thinking Day Fund, we continue to push our Stop the Violence campaign forward. This important programme is working towards the prevention and elimination of violence against girls and women, through education, awareness raising, lobbying, policy and research, and community action.
Your funding has created vital opportunities within the programme, such as training leaders in how to deliver the Voices Against Violence (VAV) curriculum, and supporting Member Organisations with specific costs in delivering the VAV programme to more girls around the world.
You are helping Member Organisations receive the support they need in order to carry out the important work they do
Our Membership team of staff and volunteers have carried out a number of country visits. This included attending some key Member Organisations’ events to support the important work they are currently doing, and working with senior stakeholders of the organisations to support, strengthen and build on the development needs, addressing key areas.
By supporting World Thinking Day, you are helping us create opportunities for girls and young women to stand up for themselves, raise their voices and advocate for change
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