NewsSeptember 8, 2017
Join #TeamGirl ahead of International Day of the Girl
The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is inviting Girl Guides throughout the world to join #TeamGirl 2017 in preparation for International Day of the Girl (11 October).
This year’s #TeamGirl campaign is all about education …
It’s time to tell the world that 130 million girls are missing out on an education. We want every girl everywhere to have an education and have the ability to reach her full potential.
Check out WAGGGS’s #TeamGirl 2017 resource materials and complete the #TeamGirl badge with your Unit.
The resources have been created to help WAGGGS members around the world celebrate International Day of the Girl. You and your Unit can work through the materials together to explore some of the barriers girls and young women face in getting an education, and explore how non-formal education can begin to address these barriers.
Get involved on social media too! Think about what education means to you. It could be the books and pens you use or playing games with your friends at school. Take a photo and share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #TeamGirl.
For International Day of the Girl 2017 we want to call on decision-makers to provide access to education for girls and young women everywhere and address the barriers that keep girls and young women from accessing education.
Our call for action:
Education is a human right. Every girl and any girl should have access to 12 years of free, safe, quality education.
We are 10 million Guides and Girl Scouts speaking up for 130 million girls
out of school. #TeamGirl
Being a responsible citizen who wants to change injustice is about speaking
out for the rights and well-being of those who cannot speak for themselves
– a girl who stays home to take care of siblings instead of going to school or
a girl who has to take a long unsafe journey to school.
Let’s put our 10 million voices into action for 130 million girls who are out of school!