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The green dream

The green dream

Her hair is braided in beautiful braids, she is always smiling and is laughs easily. She is an African woman and has had much hardship throughout her young life. Beatrice is 26 years old and living in Kenya. She works at the University of Nairobi, but what might be more important is the fact that … Continue reading

The Story of Non-formal

The Story of Non-formal

We mentioned briefly on Saturday that we were successful in getting non-formal education back in the outcome document.   I think we’ve recovered enough to tell you all about it… As Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, we know the importance of non-formal education as we are involved with it every week.  You can imagine our disappointment … Continue reading

They are taking away our voice

Latest news from Rio +20 They are taking away our right to speak out! In the first proposal of a text, there was a paragraph about an ombudsman/high commissionaire for future generations. In the new text proposed by Brazil this has been taken out and we as youth have lost our voice in the negotiations. … Continue reading

Media Darlings

Media Darlings

So, we got heard. They put the ‘non-formal education’ in the text. But we also get seen. The scarf When we walk around at the Rio +20, we all wear our WAGGGS-scarf. It sure looks nice and we are all very proud to wear it, but it also comes in handy. First of all we … Continue reading

Speaking up!

Speaking up!

Today has been a day for getting our voices heard and promoting the WAGGGS key messages. Whilst many members of the delegation were out around the Rio+20 conference interacting in side events and being a visible, active group; somewhere, deep in Riocentro (the conference centre), a crack team of super delegates were working on policy … Continue reading