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Lesley Bulman-Lever Chief Executive World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Elspeth Henderson Chairman, World Board WAGGGS GSUSA Convention October.

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1 Lesley Bulman-Lever Chief Executive World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Elspeth Henderson Chairman, World Board WAGGGS GSUSA Convention October 2005 Atlanta Georgia USA

2 What is WAGGGS?

3 145 countries 10 million members

4 New Challenges New Opportunities

5 World Board

6 Three Major Goals Leadership Development Growing Member Organizations The voice of girls and young women Strategic Plan

7 To achieve all 3 goals Exchange good practice Exciting materials

8 The Right to be Me The Right to Work Together The Right to be Heard The Right to be Happy The Right to Learn The Right to Live in a Peaceful Environment

9 To achieve all 3 goals Exchange good practice Exciting materials Badge curriculums Four World Centres

10 Leadership Development Juliette Low Seminars Peace Seminar, Rwanda UPS Signature Programme

11 Growing Member Organizations

12 Mongolia, Chad, Qatar, Malawi, Armenia & Cambodia Arab-Europe Forum Partnering between Member Organizations

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15 Speaking out on behalf of girls and young women

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18 Girls Funders Influencers fun smart interesting going places professional relevant

19 Member Organizations’ area Girls & young women’s site As good as WE can make it

20 Three issues Health Education Against the Trafficking of girls and young women Right of girls to education

21 girls worldwide say “fight AIDS” girls worldwide say “make healthy food choices” girls worldwide say “prevent adolescent pregnancy” girls worldwide say “it is important to talk about sex” girls worldwide say “let’s talk about the danger of drugs” girls worldwide say “ban smoking in public places” girls worldwide say “discover your potential” 7 Key Messages

22 Human Development Index statistics High Lowest % Live on less than $1/day 0 70 % Adult literacy 99 9 % Primary school enrol % Secondary school enrol 98 4 Babies/woman UNICEF Statistics % Child labour (5-14) ~ 62 % Married before 18 ~ 77 (86 in rural areas)

23 “ To put yourself in another's place requires real imagination, but by doing so each Girl Scout will be able to live among others happily. ”

24 Supporting WAGGGS Cascade reaches more Effective and fair Influence decisions

25 thank you Girl Scouts of the USA

26 Our Challenge


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