The theme for 16 Days of Activism is She Surfs Freedom.
All at our fingertips, the benefits of digital progress are daily met for learning, work and fun, and yet, we are also aware of the darker side of technology. Its vast negative impact and influence on the lives of girls and young women worldwide.
That's why this year, we're focusing on defending and creating digital spaces of equality as our 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign. It takes place from the 25th of November until the 10th of December, and we will present our findings at CSW67. Connecting with the global CSW theme of 'Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.'
🏄♀️ How can YOU take and inspire action?
👉 Take Part: Follow @WAGGGSWORLD across our social channels
Connect and join the social campaign - discuss, raise awareness, and stand in solidarity about gender-based violence.
📑 The different campaign elements:
- Social media assets
We’ve created social assets for you to freely use as needed and will be launching quizzes on the WAGGGS World channels as well as info. Download the social assets here.
- Activity Pack
Download, share and use the activity pack to run activities and sessions within your Member Organization. Fun, accessible, and creating Brave Space.
Believing that equal access to the digital space is vital to achieving gender equality and for girls to reach their fullest potential, we are coming together to understand the reality and demand change.
With Girl Guides, Girl Scouts and girls at the forefront and centre, so that #SheSurfsFreedom, we will be asking girls worldwide to share their experiences in a short survey. The results of this research will then be analysed and solutions co-developed with the Global Advocacy Champions, and results will be presented at the UN Commission on the Status of Women in March.
On 8th December there will be an informative and interactive webinar which will move between topics of the necessity of policy, the key watch-outs and the impact of porn, alongside practical tips to keep yourself and those you care about safe. We will be joined by Girl Guides, leading experts in the digital space and academics.
🙋 If you have any questions, please get in touch with the Stop the Violence team at the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts via email: email@example.com