WAGGGS supports International Women's Day

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) has been the Charity of Choice for International Women's Day since 2007.

“WAGGGS is the largest voluntary movement dedicated to supporting girls and young women around the world. Our partnership with International Women's Day is part of our story, and one which we hold very dear. It provides us with a platform and opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women in our Movement but also to come together across sectors, to raise awareness of the need for greater progress on gender equality. We are thoroughly looking forward to sharing what our Girl Guides and Girl Scouts will Choose to Challenge this year.”
-  Anna Segall, Chief Executive Officer, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

10 Million Girls, 150 Countries

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) represents 10 million girls and young women in 150 countries, making it the world's largest international organisation for girls. 

As the global umbrella organisation for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, WAGGGS gives girls the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, speak out on issues that are important to them and take action to influence change in their communities and countries.

As the only movement geared entirely toward every girl and any girl, Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting puts gender equality at its heart. Through non-formal education and funded programmes, girls learn to challenge gender-based violence, tackle body confidence issues and speak out on global platforms to influence key decision makers.

Whether putting an end to child marriage in Malaysia, helping refugees in Greece, or speaking out on sustainability at UN events or supporting communities following natural disaster in Australia, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts play a huge role in making change happen.

Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting creates generations of capable, fair and daring girls. WAGGGS keeps the global Movement united, thriving and growing.

For her world

WAGGGS' non-formal educational approach encourages girls and young women to take the lead in their own growth and development, learning to support each other through cooperation and team work and building crucial life skills. Its programmes cover a range of issues relevant to girls in the modern world.

Snapshot of WAGGGS' projects and programmes

Leadership events: In 2019, more than 600 girls from 107 countries took part in the WAGGGS flagship leadership programme (Juliette Low Seminar) exploring how they can be part of building a more equal world for girls. 

Free Being Me: Since 2016 6.1 million young people strengthened their body-confidence and self-esteem through WAGGGS' body confidence programmes.

Stop the Violence: 97% of participants left training events demonstrating a positive understanding of the issue of violence against women and girls.

Rosie’s World: By the end of 2020, it was aimed that 100,000 girls across Africa and Asia Pacific would be empowered to manage menstruation safely, hygienically and with confidence.

Donate your IWD fundraising to WAGGGS

Are you looking for a registered global charity to donate your International Women’s Day fundraising efforts to and who puts women and girls at its heart? Choose IWD’s long-term Charity of Choice partner, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).

"We're honoured and grateful to have such a long-standing and supportive partnership with International Women’s Day. In 2020 alone, the partnership enabled us to receive essential funds that supported us through the COVID-19 crisis. It has ensured that we can continue to help girls achieve their fullest potential, driving change on important issues of gender equality, in their communities and the world.”
- Imogen Fitzpatrick, Head of Strategic Partnerships, WAGGGS

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Join WAGGGS celebrating International Women's Day

Interact with WAGGGS on social media - Twitter, Instagram, FacebookLinkedIn - to find out how they are celebrating International Women’s Day with girls and young women around the world or learn more about WAGGGS.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the WAGGGS team directly.

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