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WAGGGS Global Action Theme  (GAT)
 
Where are we going?
United Nations  Millennium Development Goals <ul><li>Eight areas of focus  </li></ul><ul><li>Aim to improve the lives of t...
Millennium Development Goals <ul><li>MDG 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger  </li></ul><ul><li>MDG 2: Achieve univers...
Our role as global citizens
Educate and raising awareness
Encourage advocacy
Fostering international thinking
GAT Champions <ul><li>Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Association des Guides du Burundi </li></ul><ul><li>Kenya Girl Guides Assoc...
GAT Champions “ The GAT Badge activities are practical and age-specific. The factsheets are informative and useful. The we...
WAGGGS and the MDGs WAGGGS messages
Our future
Pathways to success A long term strategy <ul><li>Unit </li></ul><ul><li>National </li></ul><ul><li>Regional </li></ul><ul>...
Strengthening Member Organizations
GAT  Badge Curriculum
Kenya Girl Guides   launch GAT Badge <ul><li>Special ceremony </li></ul><ul><li>Tree planting </li></ul>
Guias de Mexico and Girlguiding UK  Girl Guides from Mexico and Wales, UK learned together about people affected by povert...
National service project (Canada) <ul><li>Take action on poverty and hunger </li></ul><ul><li>Toolkit for units to plan pr...
Strategic Alliances & Community Action
Stand Up Against Poverty  <ul><li>WAGGGS members part of record-breaking campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of WAGGGS me...
<ul><li>&quot;It is not in the United Nations that the Millennium Development Goals will be achieved. They have to be achi...
Photos courtesy of  WAGGGS Member Organizatinos and WAGGGS staff
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Global Action Theme - WAGGGS

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The Global Action Themes (GAT) of World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) are based on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The form the basis of Girl Guide and Girl Scout work for the next few years.

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Global Action Theme - WAGGGS

  1. 1. WAGGGS Global Action Theme (GAT)
  2. 3. Where are we going?
  3. 4. United Nations Millennium Development Goals <ul><li>Eight areas of focus </li></ul><ul><li>Aim to improve the lives of the world’s poorest people </li></ul><ul><li>Agreed at the United Nations Millennium Summit </li></ul><ul><li>All UN member states signed up </li></ul><ul><li>Goals should be achieved by 2015 </li></ul>What are the MDGs?
  4. 5. Millennium Development Goals <ul><li>MDG 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger </li></ul><ul><li>MDG 2: Achieve universal primary education </li></ul><ul><li>MDG 3: Promote gender equality and empower women </li></ul><ul><li>MDG 4: Reduce child mortality </li></ul><ul><li>MDG 5: Improve maternal health </li></ul><ul><li>MDG 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases </li></ul><ul><li>MDG 7: Ensure environmental sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>MDG 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development </li></ul>
  5. 6. Our role as global citizens
  6. 7. Educate and raising awareness
  7. 8. Encourage advocacy
  8. 9. Fostering international thinking
  9. 10. GAT Champions <ul><li>Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Association des Guides du Burundi </li></ul><ul><li>Kenya Girl Guides Association </li></ul><ul><li>Skotisma Zazavavy Eto Madagasikara ( Madagascar) </li></ul><ul><li>Girl Guide Association of Zambia </li></ul><ul><li>Asia Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>Girl Guides Australia Incorporated </li></ul><ul><li>Girlguiding New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>Pakistan Girl Guide Association </li></ul><ul><li>The Girl Guides Association of Thailand </li></ul><ul><li>Arab </li></ul><ul><li>Gamiet Morshidat Gomhoriet Misr al Arabiah (Egypt) </li></ul><ul><li>Lebanese Girl Scouts’ Association </li></ul><ul><li>Kuwait Girl Guides Association </li></ul><ul><li>Scout Tunisien </li></ul><ul><li>Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Girl Guides Association of Cyprus </li></ul><ul><li>Danish Guide and Scout Association (Denmark) </li></ul><ul><li>Federazione Italiana Dello Scautismo (Italy) </li></ul><ul><li>Soma Hellinikou Odigismou (Greece) </li></ul><ul><li>Western Hemisphere </li></ul><ul><li>The Girl Guides Association of Barbados </li></ul><ul><li>Girl Guides of Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Asociación De Muchachas Guías Scouts de El Salvador </li></ul><ul><li>Girl Scouts of the USA </li></ul>Showcasing success
  10. 11. GAT Champions “ The GAT Badge activities are practical and age-specific. The factsheets are informative and useful. The website references and links are very useful.” Kenya Girl Guides Assocation “ The GAT will help us with our work because it clearly sets us priorities for development of strategic partnerships, projects and what we should be speaking out about.” Girl Guides of Australia “ The MDGs are the principal line of action for most of the national institutions, including NGOs, so we can have big impact by making programmes in co-operation with them for girls and women.” Asociación De Muchachas Guías Scouts de El Salvador
  11. 12. WAGGGS and the MDGs WAGGGS messages
  12. 13. Our future
  13. 14. Pathways to success A long term strategy <ul><li>Unit </li></ul><ul><li>National </li></ul><ul><li>Regional </li></ul><ul><li>International </li></ul>GAT Activities Understanding Projects and advocacy Make Our Voice Heard
  14. 15. Strengthening Member Organizations
  15. 16. GAT Badge Curriculum
  16. 17. Kenya Girl Guides launch GAT Badge <ul><li>Special ceremony </li></ul><ul><li>Tree planting </li></ul>
  17. 18. Guias de Mexico and Girlguiding UK Girl Guides from Mexico and Wales, UK learned together about people affected by poverty in Mexico and took action to improve the situation. <ul><li>Learned how to build stoves </li></ul><ul><li>Learned about lives of the indigenous community </li></ul>
  18. 19. National service project (Canada) <ul><li>Take action on poverty and hunger </li></ul><ul><li>Toolkit for units to plan projects </li></ul><ul><li>Online tracker monitors actions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. planting a garden or donating food </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Strategic Alliances & Community Action
  20. 21. Stand Up Against Poverty <ul><li>WAGGGS members part of record-breaking campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of WAGGGS members chose to ‘stand up on World Food Day to launch World Thinking Day 2010’ </li></ul><ul><li>Girl Guides in more than 14 countries took part </li></ul>
  21. 22. <ul><li>&quot;It is not in the United Nations that the Millennium Development Goals will be achieved. They have to be achieved in each of its Member States, by the joint efforts of their governments and people.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan </li></ul>
  22. 23. Photos courtesy of WAGGGS Member Organizatinos and WAGGGS staff

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