The working group on girls inc annual report 2011 2012
The Working Group on Girls Inc. Annual Report 2011 - 2012
The Working Group on Girls Inc.• No longer a Working Group of NGO UNICEF BUT• AN NGO Committee‘The Working Group on Girls’• 501(c) (3) Incorporated with a Board of Directors, Bank Account and Employer Identification Number (EIN) and a Tax Identification Number
The Working Group on Girls Inc. • Exist date 08/31/2011
June 2011 NewCo-ChairsSeptember 2011 Board ofDirectors
Legal Work In Process … • By-laws • Completion of Form 1023 Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code • CHAR 410 Registration Statement for Charitable Organizations
The Working Group on Girls - Organizational Chart Officers of the Corporation - Co-Chairs, Vice Chair, Board of Directors Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary Standing Committee Special Committees (Administrative) (Thematic ) Co-Chair Co- Chair Beth Adamson Winifred Doherty Annual CSW 56/57/58 Steering CSW 56 Outgoing Chair Victoria Edmonds/Eileen Reilly Mary Ann Strain Committee Girls Participation Adwoa Aidoo Recording Secretary Development Susan O’Malley Committee Advocacy Mary Jo Toll Research & Writing Communications Yvonne Rafferty Committee Protecting Girls from Violence Rosalee KeechThrough Third Committee, Through Institutions of Through UNICEF and UNICEF Through Submission, Written Special Rapporteurs, CEDAW, CRC and Security Executive Board; UN Women Statements, Oral Through Advocacy Resolutions, Reports Council Resolutions 1325 etc and UN Women Executive Intervention, Panel Events, at National Level Board; CSW Parallel Events, Mission Visits … Organizational Chart WGG2011- 2013 October 27, 2011
Mission StatementThe Working Group on Girls (WGG) is a coalition of over 80 national andinternational non-governmental organizations with representation at the UnitedNations dedicated to • promoting the human rights of the girl child in all areas and stages of her life, • advancing the inclusion and status of girls and • assisting them to develop their full potential as women.The activities of the WGG support the following aims:1. Advocating for the ongoing inclusion and development of girls’ rights in the work of the United Nations system and structures and in international agreements;2. Promoting the active participation of girls as agents of change in their own lives, families, communities and societies;3. Ensuring that member states successfully implement their commitments to girls’ rights, through monitoring national action plans, policy statements, program development, and resource allocationNovember 10, 2011 For further information visit our website www.girlsrights.org Write directly to firstname.lastname@example.org Find us on Facebook ‘Working Group on Girls’
COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLICATIONSWEBSITE, FACEBOOK, TWITTER,BROCHURE, ACTION FOR GIRLS BUSINESS CARDS
The Working Group on Girls An NGO Committee working at the United NationsWeb Sitehttp://www.girlsrights.org
PUBLICATIONSACTION FOR GIRLS OCTOBER 2011 FEBRUARY 2012 MAY 2012 - IN PRINTING
Membership andSteering Committee Meetings • Membership • Steering• September 2011 • October 2011• October 2011 • November 2011• November 2011 • December 2011• December 2011 • January 2012• January 2012 • February 2012• February 2012 • March 2012• April 2012 • April 2012• May 2012 • May 2012 + WGG• June 2012 Retreat
Mrs. Ella Tamufor from Nigeria. The International YouthJanuary WGG meeting Tourism and Development Initiative
Special Moments … Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Melanne Verveer, October WGG meeting Andres Guerrero-Feliu Partnerships Manager, UNICEF – December WGG meetingMalin Johansson, YouthRepresentative, National Council ofSwedish Youth and YouthRepresentative of Sweden to theUN General Assembly 2011, addressesthe October WGG meeting
All on the Website …• Commission for Social • Oral Statement to Development the Commission for• Commission on the Social Development Status on Women • Talking Points• Girl’s Statement • Annual Ministerial• Boys Statement Review• WGG Recommendations to CSW56 Reflect Rural Girls’ Needs
Thematic Committees (Task forces) • Advocacy • Protecting Girls from Violence Fatima • Girls Participation Rodrigo • Research and Writing Emily • CSW 56 Review theme Bent • Communications
Youth Delegate Orientation to the 56th Session of theCommissionon the Status of Women CSW 56 February 26, 2012
Picture of the YearYouth Orientation - Michelle Bachelet
24 WGG Side Events for CSW• Girls Statement Drafting• Boys Statement Drafting• World Café: Taking Action on Food & Economic Resources for Rural Women and Girls• Empowering Women and Girls Politically to Eradicate Poverty
• From Seeding to Feeding: The Role of Women and Girls Across the Life Cycle of Food• Youth Only Reception• While Women Weep• Girls Grow: A Vital Force in Rural Economies
• Transforming Rural Communities Through Psycho-Social Empowerment of Poor Rural Women and Girls• Project Girl Performance & Workshop for Peace Builders• What Does it Meant to be a Rural Girl?• Girls Safety in Home, Community and School
• Rural Communities: Health Workforce for Women and Girls• A Collaborative Workshop with US Mission on Girls Advocacy• Social Work With Rural Women: Psycho-Social and Economic Empowerment
VIDEO OF THE YEARhttp://girlsrights.org/2012/04/bringing-it-home-youth-delegates-share-the-impact-of-the-csw/
What do you think are the most important issuesfacing girls today that should be addressed by the United Nations?
Beth Adamson,Co-chair of WGG was a panel presenter at this event forInternation al Women’s Day"Connectin g Girls Inspiring Future: Global
The event featured the following speakers:Her Excellency Amb.Joy U. Ogwu, PR of Nigeria to the UN Ambassador Dr.Josephine Ojiambo,Dep. PR of Kenya to the United Nations Beth Adamson Co-chair of WGG and Launched the“Nigerian Girl-Child Agenda”
April 19, 2012 MODERATOR Maria-Luisa Chavez: Chief, NGO Relations, Department of Public Information (DPI) SPEAKERS Dr. Stuart C. Carr, Professor of Psychology, Industrial and Organizational (I/O) PsychologyProgramme, Massey University, New Zealand Yvonne Rafferty, Professor of Psychology, New YorkSteeve Coupeau, Visiting Professor,DeVry University and New York CityCollege of Technology; President of the New York Institute for Haiti Advocacy
3.00 - 4. 30 –Panel Discussion – Part III:Tuesday May 8, 2012 Child protection from violence, 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM exploitation and abuse. Panelists: Marek Michalak, Ombudsman for Children Rights, Poland Jo Becker - Childrens Rights Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch, Recent progress and new challenges in protecting children from violence and exploitation. Yvonne Rafferty, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Pace University, NY/NGO Representative to the UN: Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)/Working Group on Girls Child Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation: A Review of Promising Prevention Policies and Programs Raquel Evita Saraswati – Muslim American activist and writer Women and Children in Arab Spring
Civil Society Forum in preparation for the Commission for Social Development January 31, 2012
WGG First Celebration ofInternational Day of the Girl
CSW 57• Priority theme of CSW 57 (2013) • Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls • Review theme: • The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS (agreed conclusions from the fifty-third session)
Development Committee•Friend Raising•Development •Finance
What will success look like? • WGG has a distinct • A marriage of the energy brand, Strategic Plan that is present in WGG and achieved operational (like today) and goals that are tied to the commitment to carry out strategic plan. the ideas.• WGG members are more • IDEAS AND PLANS actively involved in the executed, moving in a work of the group; WGG unified way; Regional is financially secure work.
• The WGG is known • More boys involved; internationally and Representatives of supported by some missions attending WGG world leaders and meetings. youth leaders.• Affiliation with UN • Girls included Women; Healthy whenever women are Bank Balance; Boys cited: Each member at CSW and state has a girl attending WGG representative on their meetings. teams.
• Every girl is in • WGG is a community of school until at least practice with academic 18 years and free to and international choose her career. development agency• The work of WGG is partners TOGETHER elevated and WGG promoting the rights of has consistently girls brought girls to the • More girls actively table in a variety of participating from all ways countries
• WGG has an event • WGG has one millionwith the participation followers on of Michelle Obama Facebook / WGG and her daughters followers areand with coverage by doubled the White House. • 50% increase in• WGG accompanies Twitter Followers global girls and and Facebook facilitate their Friends inclusion
Thank you!Prepared by Winifred Doherty – June 2012
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