Tag Archives: advocacy

The Hair Petition

The World Centres are something you talk about in Guiding from a young age. You learn where they are, what they’re called, what kind of food they eat and what games they play in the countries where they are located. … Continue reading

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Making the global Guiding connection

Girl Guides of Canada (GGC) took to Hong Kong this past week to attend the 35th World Conference of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). The conference is held every three years and is the primary … Continue reading

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Reflections from the UN Commission on the Status of Women

Saffina Jinnah, a Guider from Vancouver, is attending the UN Commission on the Status of Women, being held from March 10 to 21 at the UN headquarters in New York City My Brownie unit is the reason I wanted to … Continue reading

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Be the Change

What does advocacy mean to me? I think for some perhaps, at first a red flag shoots into their mind, picturing the girls picketing the streets, but for me, I picture advocacy a little differently since my recent international travel … Continue reading

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Traveling Abroad

As a student of international development I have always been passionate about exploring new cultures and meeting new people. In many ways it was this curiosity that inspired me to travel internationally, never realizing what existed in my very own … Continue reading

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A Careful Eye on Gender Messaging

Over my past 8 years as a Unit Guider, I’ve taken my girls to a variety of events, outings, and sleepovers – horseback riding, snowshoeing, wilderness camping, heritage villages, wood working workshops, ceramics making, and many more. A common thread, … Continue reading

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You Too Can Make a Difference

During my years of Membership in Girl Guides of Canada, I have been very fortunate to meet many girls and women who have left a mark on my heart.  I take such pride when I meet a mom or dad … Continue reading

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Guiding Girls into Advocacy: International Day of the Girl Child

On December 16, 2011, the United Nations formally adopted October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. Guider Heather shares her reasons for doing her part in encouraging her girls to advocate for this special day. ———————————————————- Recently … Continue reading

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Be a change-maker at the G(irls)20 Summit in Paris

It has been a month since commemorating the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and the launch of the 2011 G(irls)20 Summit. We have been busy receiving delegate applications from all over the world as we prepare for the summit … Continue reading

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