International Day of the Girl 2018
In 2012, the United Nations declared October 11 as the annual International Day of the Girl (IDG). It's a day to promote girls' human rights and tackle gender inequality, discrimination and the abuse suffered by girls around the world. Every year, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) will select a theme and provide tools to support WAGGGS Members to celebrate IDG.
Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, World Leaders made an historic agreement to tackle the challenges facing our world. The 17 United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals aim to end extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
This year's #TeamGirl pack is focused on SDG5: achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. We know every girl is powerful. She can lead, learn, innovate and make change. Yet across the world women and girls face barriers, discrimination and inequality. Despite international and national commitments to gender equality, there is no country in the world where women and men are equal.
Taking action on SDG5 will help to break down these barriers, end discrimination and create a more equal world for every girl. SDG5 is also necessary to achieve the other SDGs, from reducing poverty to improving the health and wellbeing of girls and boys.
WAGGGS aims to help every girl realise her potential, make a difference in her community and the wider world. There are 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world together we can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Earn the #TeamGirl badge by completing four activities in the IDG 2018 Activity Pack!
You can earn the #TeamGirl badge by completing the introduction activity and at least one activity from Priority Areas One and Two. Girls from Guide or Ranger sections should also complete an activity from Priority Area Three and the Take it further activity.
*According to WAGGGS’ instruction, Priority Area Three is for girls aged 14 or above. But HKGGA suggests that girls between 10-14 years old can also participate in the activities. Guiders can choose the suitable activities according to girls' needs.
Priority One - End Discrimination
Priority Two – Equal Opportunities
Priority Three – Stop the Violence
Download the IDG 2018 Activity Pack to learn more!
Download the "Meet the Role Models" quote and profile cards from Priority Two (Activity Pack P.18-19), to see how women succeeded in their career!
Download the "Community Action Plan" handout (Activity Pack P.27), to help the team to complete their action plan.
IDG 2018 #TeamGirl badge
Appointed Guiders may collect IDG 2018 #Team Girl Cloth Badge from HQs and award to their members who have completed the Challenges, by completing the Badge Collection Form and submit by post, fax, email or in person to the HKGGA Programme Department (8 Gascoigne Road, Kowloon).
The cloth badge could be worn on the front of the sash as souvenir badge.
2359 6815 (Programme Department)