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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

Women’s Resistance & Resilience at Rio+20

Women’s Resistance & Resilience at Rio+20

Powerful stories by Powerful Women who decry lack of real progress since 1992 by Claire Greensfelder and Bridget Burns on behalf of the Women’s Major Group For 90 minutes on the morning of Friday June 15th, a strong and diverse group of nine women passionately engaged a crowd at the Rio Centro Conference Center with … Continue reading

#SaveOurSay in the #FutureWeWant

#SaveOurSay in the #FutureWeWant

We are now into part two of the Rio+20 conference process – yesterday the Brazilian government took the text under negotiation and consolidated it. Lots of great things stayed in – like the paragraph on non-formal education that WAGGGS and the major group of children and youth campaigned for – but there were noticeable omissions. These … 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