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GWF - Girls World Forum

The training activity took place
in Chicago, IL
organised by GSUSA - WAGGGS
From July 12 – 17, 2012
Reference person

Corinna Hauri

(former Chair Europe Region WAGGGS)
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Aims & objectives

The Girls’ World Forum has been the third and final event in a series of forums that are part of the WAGGG’s global centenary celebrations. The World Forums,hosted by Girl Guiding UK in
2010 and the World Centers in 2011, have already engaged over 250 young women in
discussions of the WAGGGS Global Action Theme, girls worldwide say “Together We Can
Change Our World,” which address the United Nations Millennium Development Goals


identify solutions to:
MDG 1- to end poverty and hunger
MDG 3- to promote gender equality and empower women
MDG 7- to achieve environmental sustainability.

To develop advocacy, leadership and communication skills.
To interact with external partners concentrating on the MDGs.
To participate in local action projects.
To review and incorporate the 2010 and 2011 Forums action plans.
To have a Centenary celebrations.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

WAGGGS 145 Member Organizations present at the event with two girl representatives resulting in more than 600 attendees.
Age range 14- 18 years old.
The team of the facilitator was selected from each WAGGGS Region in the world

Training methods used & main activities

Education sessions based on three of the Millennium Development Goals with the goal to identify solutions to MDG 1 MDG 3 MDG 7.
Workshops, plenary sessions, community actions, outdoor activities, team building, performance involvement were surrounding the GWF

Outcomes of the activity

I do think it was a success because it showcased that involving young girls from USA in the preparation of the whole event hosting their pairs from all over the world gave an amazing example of youth participation.

Here one of the video promoting the GWF

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was responsible together with my co - facilitator of an international group of 30 girls among 600.
We used and adapted the training material that the girl's planning team prepared on the topics listed above and delivered the session.

I worked on this training for 5 days as a full time trainer.

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