The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is the largest voluntary movement dedicated to girls and young women in the world. The World Association supports girls and young women to develop their full potential as responsible citizens of the world.
WAGGGS provides non-formal education for girls and young women helping them to develop leadership and life skills through self-development, challenge and adventure. They, in turn, are equipped to help improve their communities, their countries, and the world and provide inspiration to their peers and younger girls.
Today WAGGGS is building upon its success by providing cutting-edge leadership training through the progressive WAGGGS Leadership Development Programme (WLDP).
WAGGGS speaks out and takes action with and on behalf of girls and young women on issues that concern them such as poverty and hunger, climate change, women’s empowerment, HIV and AIDS prevention and adolescent health. WAGGGS’ advocacy initiatives encourage and enable girls and young women to learn about such issues, speak out on behalf of themselves and others and take action to support their communities and influence decision makers.
Most recently, WAGGGS launched the “Stop the violence” campaign. This global advocacy campaign aims at supporting girls and young women to understand and assert their rights – rights that should be recognized as basic human rights by everyone. Through non-formal education programs, international calls to action, direct lobbying and community work, the campaign will put girls and young women in the lead and mobilize them globally to demand an end to violence against girls.