International Day of the Girl 2019
GIRL FORCE: UNSCRIPTED AND UNSTOPPABLE
In 2012, the United Nations declared October 11 International Day of the Girl (IDG), to advance the human rights of girls around the world. Girl Guides and Girl Scouts have celebrated IDG ever since - and work all year round to empower girls inside and outside our Movement. The current IDG theme is "GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable", to celebrate the movements of, and for, adolescent girls that have been changing the world ever since the Beijing World Conference on Women, 25 years ago. It's time to recognise that girls are unscripted and unstoppable. They won't be held back by boundaries and barriers and will do whatever it takes to make sure girls live in a world where they are valued and can lead for positive change.
TIME TO LEAD OUT LOUD
Do you think of yourself as a leader? In Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting, we believe that leadership is a shared journey. If you care about understanding the world around you, and like working with others to make a positive difference, you are a leader. It's time to celebrate every Girl Guide and Girl Scout who takes the lead in their own lives, and helps others feel stronger. Girls around the world face lots of barriers that make it harder for them to be all they can be. That's not fair, and it's not right. If you're a Girl Guide or a Girl Scout, you are one of ten million leaders! If we lead together, we can break barriers, challenge discrimination and build a more equal world for girls. You don't have to make a lot of noise to #LeadOutLoud - although you can! Leading Out Loud helps you know yourself, feel stronger, raise others up, and make a difference.
CONNECT WITH THE JULIETTE LOW SEMINAR
This challenge is dedicated to the 700 young women and 200 volunteers who will #LeadOutLoud from 14-20 November 2019 at the biggest ever WAGGGS leadership event: the Juliette Low Seminar (JLS). Meeting in 20 locations around the world, hosted by 15 national Girl Guide & Girl Scout Associations and 5 WAGGGS World Centres, the JLS will be a life-changing experience. As every participant will return home and empower at least 100 girls, it could be world-changing too. Follow the JLS here: www.wagggs.org/en/what-we-do/lead/jls
By taking part in the challenge, you will…
• Develop your leadership practice
• Step out of your comfort zone!
• Learn about girl's rights in different times, countries and cultures
• Discover unscripted and unstoppable girls and women who have led for change
• Lead Out Loud!
HOW TO COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE
1. Share the challenge with your group, in case they want to join in!
2. Choose two challenges from each zone to complete
3. Ask your group leader, or another adult you trust, to support you before starting the challenge. Talk them through the challenges you have chosen and what you want to do for each one.
4. Be smart and stay safe, in the real world and online.
Choose and complete 2 challenges from each zone, in any order!
|Learn new things and try new skills||Practice leadership and reflect on who you are as a leader||Take the lead and impact the world around you|
SHARE YOUR CHALLENGES WITH GIRL GUIDES AND GIRL SCOUTS AROUND THE WORLD!
#LeadOutLoud #TeamGirl @wagggs_world
Download the IDG 2019 Activity Pack to learn more!