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The voice of girls and young women. Goal 3. Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2010. The Global Action Theme (GAT). Our international education and advocacy programme: Develops awareness Supports community action and

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the voice of girls and young women

The voice of girls and young women

Goal 3

Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2010

the global action theme gat
The Global Action Theme (GAT)

Our international education and advocacy programme:

  • Develops awareness
  • Supports community action and
  • Supports advocacy efforts to achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals
the global action theme gat1
The Global Action Theme (GAT)

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything,

but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do."

Helen Keller

Author and lecturer

girl guides and girl scouts as global citizens
Girl Guides and Girl Scouts as Global Citizens

Introduced at the 33rd World Conference in South Africa, 2008

  • Generates awareness about the MDGs
  • Develops responsible global citizens
  • Fosters international thinking
  • Places girls at the centre of the solution to some of the most important issues of our times
  • Provides members with relevant skills and expertise in volunteering, community action and advocacy
gat advocacy definition
GAT: Advocacy definition

Advocacy is influencing others to take decisions that improve our lives and the lives of others

It always involves:

  • Educating
  • Speaking out
  • Taking action
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Building on our advocacy successes

100 years of changing lives

Official observer status at UN, over 2000 statements made over our 60 year partnership

30 UN Reps in 6 countries

Building World Citizenship, OROR

17,000 Girl Guides and Girl Scouts stood up against poverty in Millennium Campaign event

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GAT

MDGs

so how does this look in wagggs
So how does this look in WAGGGS?

Eight MDGs

Three levels

Four boxes

three levels
Three levels

WAGGGS will directly advocate on issues affecting girls and young women.

WAGGGS will support MOs to advocate on issues affecting girls and young women and work with MOs to integrate advocacy into their national programmes.

WAGGGS will support and provide opportunities to girls and young women to advocate on their own behalf.

campaign mobilize for change
Campaign – Mobilize for change

Global Advocacy Campaign

End

violence

against girls

to be launched at

34th World Conference in 2011

how you can get involved
How you can get involved
  • Mobilize your region to get involved in WAGGGS and our partners’ campaigns:
    • FAO and 1Billion Hungry campaign
    • UNIFEM’s Say No To Violence Against Women
    • WAGGGS Global Advocacy Campaign
  • Nominate representatives from your MO to become a member of the Global Advocacy Network or become an expert on one of the MDGs
how wagggs can support you
How WAGGGS can support you
  • Run training sessions – World Centres, WLDP Advocacy, National Boards
  • Develop educational material – badges, publications
  • Provide opportunities for youth delegates to speak out and take action at international advocacy events
  • Develop capacity building resources – toolkits, strategic partnership book
  • Produce advocacy resources – position statements
  • Develop campaigns members can participate in – Global Advocacy Campaign, 1Billion Hungry, Tck Tck Tck