Forging An Inclusive World Where All Girls Can Thrive

Anna Segall, Chief Executive Officer, World Association of Girl Guide & Girl Scouts

 IWD 2024

Together we can forge an equal world where all girls can thrive and where every and any girl feels included and empowered to create a better world.

When we inspire people to understand and value women's inclusion, we forge a better world.

Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting exists because all girls and young women deserve fair opportunities to be leaders and to develop the skills they need to thrive.

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts works to forge a more inclusive world by creating opportunities for girls and young women to learn by doing, to have fun and to practise leadership, so they can reach their full potential and make the world a better place.

Through Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting, girls and young women believe in their own power to help themselves and others. This resilience and agency enables them to thrive in a changing world, not as future leaders but as leaders today. When girls themselves are inspired to put themselves forward there is a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment.

Our vision is a world that is fair for everyone, where girls and women are not held back by any aspect of who they are, what they believe, or where and how they live. Girls and young women want a safe space to explore their identity and beliefs, they want the confidence and resilience to face the pressures and challenges of growing up in an insecure world, and they want the skills and opportunities to make a difference.

This can only be achieved if we #InspireInclusion.

Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting is inclusive, relevant, and impactful. It is a truly girl-led Movement by, and for, every and any girl.

I am hugely grateful to all those who have chosen to support us as the official Charity of Choice for International Women’s Day.

I am also immensely proud to belong to this diverse global Movement of 153 Member Organisations in all corners of the world that is powered by hundreds of thousands of dedicated female volunteers who serve many millions more.

Thank you for choosing to invest in girls.



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