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World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

Association mondiale des Guides et des Eclaireuses
Asociación Mundial de las Guías Scouts

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Annual Review
2007

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
Association mondiale des Guides et des Eclaireuses
Asociación Mundial de las Guías Scouts

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Contents About About WAGGGS 01 From Our Chairman 02 Goal 1: Leadership Development 04 Goal 2: Strong and Growing Member Organizations 06 Goal 3: The Voice of Girls and Young Women 08 Projects and Partnerships 10 Summary Financial Information 12 People at WAGGGS and Supporters 14 From Our Chief Executive 16 .

Leadership Development – capacity building Hemisphere. the World Centres – in India (Sangam). and Young Women – building a better world Guiding brings people new friends. We also have four residential training centres. revitalizing the Movement We provide non-formal education for girls and young women helping them to develop leadership and life 3. WAGGGS brings together Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting Associations in 144 countries across five regions – Africa.WAGGGS With ten million members across the world. Strong and Growing Mexico (Our Cabaña). Asia Pacific. The Voice of Girls skills. The 2007 Annual Review focuses on our three goals the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to achieve our Vision for 2011: to be the voice of (WAGGGS) is the largest voluntary organization for girls and young women who are part of a growing girls and young women. World World Association Association of Girl of Girl Guides and Girl Guides Scouts and Girl Review Annual 01 Scouts 2007 . courage and self-belief. national and international organizations and alliances to further its Mission to enable girls and young women worldwide to develop to their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world. Europe and Western 1. WAGGGS works with many regional. 2. worldwide Movement and who influence issues they care about and build a better world. an understanding of teamwork and a sense of adventure as well as an appreciation for the importance of contributing to the wider community and the opportunity to make a difference. Arab. Switzerland (Our Chalet) and Member Organizations – the UK (Pax Lodge).

Arab. 02 Annual Review 2007 the voice of g . Every year has its highlights and 2007 was no exception. attended the other three and reported to me the excellent work carried out in those regions too. I had the privilege of attending two of the five Regional Conferences – Europe and Asia Pacific. I was fortunate to be able to attend several events with her last year and could not help but be impressed by her energy and commitment. It is wonderful to see how Guiding is helping them to discover their full potential. I have been really touched and inspired by the girls and young women I have met over the past year. as an organization. we continue to embrace change and provide challenges and opportunities that are exciting and relevant to today’s world and today’s girls and young women. These events were a chance for members to have their voices heard and to help set the direction for the future of their region. It was a wonderful opportunity for me to see the work WAGGGS is engaging in around the world. From Our Chairman The year 2007 was packed with important events and celebrations for WAGGGS. Mary Lynn Myers. as Deputy Chair. I would like to congratulate Mary Mc Phail for taking on her new role as WAGGGS Chief Executive with such enthusiasm. Africa. I am delighted that. Member Organizations in the Europe. First of all. Asia Pacific and Western Hemisphere regions celebrated their triennial Regional Conferences. whatever the challenges.

This programme will increase Friends from around the world gathered at the centres to enormously our capacity to train girls and young women on say “Well done and happy birthday” to both! this important issue. The major birthday programme will provide opportunities for the development events at our of current and potential leaders. World Centres last Through funding from UNAIDS. This peace project inspirational stories from Girl has evolved so much that it looks set to go on as many Guides and Girl Scouts. Our Chalet. WAGGGS is the voice of girls and In 2007 we saw the conclusion of the Amahoro Amani young women. awareness of WAGGGS. We have been working on the its 50th anniversary in production of a HIV and AIDS toolkit to support all Member February and the oldest of our Organizations in the fight against AIDS. WAGGGS had partnership continues to yield rewards. The brand new WAGGGS Elspeth Henderson Leadership Development Programme (WLDP) is due to be girls and young women World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts 03 . The activities created by staff up a literacy and income generation project in the Eastern and volunteers contributed enormously to increasing the Cape and in Soweto. I hope you will be WAGGGS and WOSM and we hope it will continue making a as impressed as I am by their contribution to social change in the region. Our Cabaña been able to continue to develop its work on HIV and AIDS in Mexico celebrated where it is needed most. We had two officially launched at the World Conference in July 2008. set up two years previously to promote peace this Annual Review contains in the Great Lakes Region of Africa. so it is fitting that project. We are very excited centres. Their participants have expressed a desire to continue the words tell you how Guiding work of the Community Mediators and the ‘Peace and has made a real difference in Reconciliation Clubs’. development. one of our goals. about its launch in 2008. achievements and those of Another major focus of our work has been leadership WAGGGS in 2007. The Global a strong presence at this significant gathering and we Signature Programme was extended to South Africa engaged many participants in a fun and worthwhile last year and allowed South African Girl Guides to set manner at our two stands. The project has been supported by their lives. In August we celebrated the Scouting centenary at the I am also happy to report that the UPS-WAGGGS 21st World Scout Jamboree held in the UK. celebrated its 75th in September. WAGGGS has fortunately year.

Seven years after my first visit to the World Centre. has been a Guide since she was seven years old and is one of many young women who has developed their leadership skills over the years through WAGGGS. but someone who could facilitate the event and help develop other people’s potential. challenge and adventure.” she says. and the world and provide inspiration to their peers and younger girls. 28. career opportunities and aspirations of girls and young women to discover their potential as leaders. 1 Leadership Our nearly 100 years of experience have taught us that education and training are key to improving confidence. goal Leadership development has been at the heart of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting ever since the Movement started. in turn are equipped to help improve their communities. We work with and share our experience with other organizations in order to provide the best possible approach to leadership development to our membership. WAGGGS enables girls and young women to develop leadership and life skills through self-development. As well as helping to plan last year’s seminar in Sangam. the media. a Unit Guider and Guide section consultant in Hong Kong. knowledge and experience they need to take on responsible roles at every level. I was no longer just a participant to look for self-growth. their countries. Planning and attending events like the ‘Lead and Advocate’ seminar in Sangam often prove to be turning points in the lives of young women like Charlotte Wong. They. business and sport are former Girl Guides or Girl Scouts. Charlotte was selected to attend the Asia Pacific Regional Conference in Malaysia as a delegate. 04 Annual Review 2007 . Great leap forward WAGGGS focuses on nurturing the leadership potential in each individual Girl Guide and Girl Scout and ensures they have the skills. “I was so excited to be invited as one of the planning team members of the seminar held in Sangam in November. Many women in top roles in politics. ‘Leaders in Action’ and our progressive WAGGGS Leadership Development Programme (WLDP). Charlotte. Today WAGGGS is building upon its successes by providing cutting-edge leadership training for young women across the globe in our World Centre and regional seminars such as ‘Lead and Advocate’.

Being promoted to the main focus of the ‘Values and Leadership Today’ seminar for management level recently. new. These experiences gave me the confidence young people today want to talk about – not what adults think they and served as a “yes” message.” she says. Girl Guides and Girl Scouts agree that attending international events The WLDP will strengthen our organization by addressing the needs gives them an insight into other cultures and different ways of doing of our Member Organizations and giving support in specific areas of things. in November. quality learning materials. World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts 05 . novel and really what if I was talented enough. WAGGGS is working with a leading university in order to create high fighting AIDS. but was not sure we covered were. We continue to network actively with other youth organizations with an interest in leadership development. These are just like the stepping want or need to hear about. She adds: “I work in an international firm with Guiding/Girl Scouting can influence leadership development was co-workers in different parts of the world. of inter-cultural working at the ‘Leaders in Action II’. A network of young Girl Guide and Girl Scout leaders has decided to New leadership programme target inner city areas to develop Guiding and Scouting. The topics further at a regional and international level. “The girls in the Americas discussed topics around AIDS. Communication with an emphasis on inter-cultural understanding WAGGGS Leadership Development Programme was a key part of the seminar along with leadership theory and advocacy.Development “I was involved in Guiding for a long time as a key player in my Sarah added: “The event was electric and the participants came unit and district but only within Hong Kong. which focused on five key WAGGGS’ topics including eating healthy food. and have encouraged me to stay in the Movement and go further. We have been developing the WAGGGS Leadership Development Programme (WLDP) which covers topic areas that enhance leadership Facing modern traditions skills and personal growth. 33. changing leadership roles or moving into a new in January. preventing adolescent pregnancy. The seminar Arab Region set a trend last November by including Commissioners planning team drew many materials from the modules which have alongside young women in a five-day leadership training in Oman.” the world. that point I realised that I felt a cultural affinity with them. attending a WLDP event will not only strengthen their A leader for ten years. 23 young women gathered at experiences extremely useful. talking about sex and discovering one’s potential. leadership role. While in April. was inspired by the impact assisting Member Organizations in their succession planning. leadership development. This is part of our ongoing commitment to British Guide leader Sarah Rees. a Western It will also have benefits at an individual level: for those currently Hemisphere Region workshop held at Our Cabaña in Mexico in a leadership role. fulfilled at the seminar. been developed as part of the WLDP and combined them with exercises they had used before as experienced trainers. It is not too difficult for me now to Our Chalet for the 5th Helen Storrow Seminar to focus on strategies motivate my team based in Hong Kong and Europe for strengthening the WAGGGS effort to combat HIV and AIDS around to work closely and efficiently with each other. Sarah was delighted her expectations were capacity but have a positive effect on other areas of their lives. sexual health and sex in a way that they wouldn’t ever do at home and at The WLDP will be officially launched at the World Conference in 2008. outside Paris.” Other key leadership events in 2007 Charlotte also attributes her career progress to experiences gained Looking at how personal and organizational values within Girl through Guiding.” stones. I wanted to contribute away with a level of enthusiasm that they took home. from my perspective. And Guides in the WAGGGS Leadership Development Programme (WLDP). following a The ‘Lead and Advocate’ seminar was part of the pilot for the new seminar in Jambville. I find my cross-cultural Guiding trainers at Pax Lodge.

2 Strong and WAGGGS offers girls and young women in Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting an international family. using the same values and methods provided in Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting and keeping in mind the environment in which they live. New look at rural Guiding in Africa WAGGGS produced the publication ‘Rural Guiding in Africa’. Guide Leader Juliette Raherindratsara (24) from Madagascar is making good use of the experience she gained leading a group of university Guides for three years. Rural Guiding targets girls and young women who live in rural areas to contribute to their full development. WAGGGS takes a number of approaches to improve the strength of Member Organizations. we provide platforms for greater partnership opportunities for Member Organizations (MOs). including projects and programmes that target girls and young women in rural parts of Africa. A Al_Jandal. responsible citizens through teamwork. 25. “Through its rural Guiding programme. She is now the National Commissioner for Rural Guides for the Fanilon’I Madagasikara Association (Catholic Guides). Opening doors Kuwaiti teacher Alia A. Girls and young women across the world are joined by common bonds of understanding. the Association is helping young women from the country gain another perspective on life and to have the same life opportunities as their city-based peers by gaining general and specialist skills and earning a living even if they have not finished school. the Promise and Law and their aspirations to make the world a better place. Connections are made through regional cooperation. friendship. which contains some successful experiences for the education of young girls in this setting. sharing best practice at conferences and through the WAGGGS website where Member Organizations can communicate with each other across the continents. service and action in the community. The aim is to attract new members and improve the potential for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to develop and become confident.” she says. with other Member Organizations. other NGOs or corporate partners. goal As the umbrella organization. . was so inspired by her experience as a member of the planning team at the first Arab Region round table for young women that she is starting to build a Guiding 06 Annual Review 2007 project in her classes. It also includes learning methods to assist associations in developing an educational programme in their countries.

share ideas and offer support. the World Citizenship Award to Stephen Lewis and Wangari Maathai at the Western Hemisphere and What is the best way of developing a Member Organization? The Asia Africa Regional Conferences. excellent opportunity to develop these links as well as sharing ideas. Stephen Lewis currently heads the Stephen Lewis and function of WAGGGS Economic and Social Council Liaison person.. and Foundation which is a non-profit organization helping people affected accessing the WAGGGS website. ‘Contigo. WAGGGS’ Regional Conferences are an affected by last year’s devastating earthquake in their country.” provides Member Organizations. giving the children a chance to have some Plan 2009-2011 to be approved at the 33rd World Conference. have their voices heard and to help set the direction for the future of their region. risk contribution to building a better world and whose work overlaps with management. programme for young women aged between 18 and 25.. and received the prize in 2004 for her contribution to The initiative. with much appreciated goods and donations arriving almost daily from Zambia and Canada. first conceived in 2007. by HIV and AIDS in Africa. Tunisia. World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts 07 . launched in June. 18th Arab Regional Conference in Tunisia in 2007 and was chosen to train other young women in her Association. Bringing bags of hope to earthquake victims in Peru Global get-togethers Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world responded with overwhelming support to enable the Asociación Nacional de Guías Partnerships at national and international levels are key to building Scouts del Perú to deliver clothes and toys to 11.500 children who were better Member Organizations. launched in October. selling Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting.wagggs-shop. Wangari Maathai is the first female African Nobel Prize holder. World Citizenship Award winners Sharing learning to strengthen Member Organizations WAGGGS bestowed its highest award. World Board members Young women from ten Arab countries were in Amman with Alia in and other groups within WAGGGS with their own place to exchange August. The project provided cheer to thousands of children The 2007 Regional Conferences. such as on the rights of girls and young women.0 on the Richter scale and killed more than 500 people. www. Committees.org. democracy and peace. quality leadership. Members worldwide also can now buy WAGGGS’ products simply and Since that experience. will introduce the best methods sustainable development. improve themselves socially and intellectually. The delegates collectively developed guidelines for a leadership information.Growing Member Organizations She says: “I want to spread awareness about Guiding among Arab New features of WAGGGS website families and explain the good impact that could help their girls to The new members’ area of the WAGGGS website. respectively. fun and to talk about what happened to them and their families. Pacific Region is seeking to bring together the best ideas for doing this with a collection of ‘Stepping Stones’ – examples of methods that have The award is given to individuals who have made an outstanding worked well for others based on six key topics: fund development. was to help relieve some of the suffering caused by the campaigns. a la distancia’ (‘With you from a engage in international exchange programmes and organize advocacy distance’). might be affected by the cultural realities of their home countries. The round One of the most exciting parts of the members’ area is the WAGGGS table also gave the participants the opportunity to talk about their Network. Alia was selected as a delegate of Kuwait to the safely online at our new shop. earthquake which registered 8. At these events they can The aim of the project. provided the opportunities for members to Member Organizations from all parts of the globe during the effort. held in Slovenia. and members are encouraged to contact the contributing Association for more information if they like the idea. Each region adopted their Operational Plan for the next Guides and volunteers also organized play days for the local boys and triennium (2009-2011) which will be included in the WAGGGS Strategic girls in the affected towns. Malaysia. best practices and planning for the future. role our organization. Member Organizations can share experiences and best practices aspirations and needs as young women and to understand how these online and form partnerships with other Member Organizations.

women’s and health issues. go to conferences all over Europe and meet a range of people if it had not been for Guiding. “I feel I have learned a huge amount working with the Advocacy group and feel that we are actually making a difference to how young people are represented. our global organization is in the forefront on a range of issues on the global agenda relevant to the lives of girls and young women. Advocacy in action British medical student Laura Cottey. Laura credits her experience with the Advocacy group and with Guiding as a definitive factor influencing her life development and career path. sex education and HIV and AIDS. resources and confidence to ensure that the needs of girls and young women are paramount in decision-making in their countries. is a member of the Advocacy group for the Europe Region. At the regional level. Belgium about WAGGGS’ efforts in the fight against HIV and AIDS. in effect. and demanded to be given a place for girls. WAGGGS’ Vision is to be the voice of girls and young women to build a better world. 08 Annual Review 2007 . WAGGGS gives opportunities to young women to speak out and influence others at international events. The Advocacy group supports the work that the Europe Region does in relation to the European Institutions and a number of International NGOs on youth. I would never have had the opportunities to speak at the European Parliament. Her first experience with the group was speaking to Members of the European Parliament in Brussels. London. our first advocacy campaign. education and women and adolescent girls’ health – including food. goal Today. drugs. 3 The Voice of WAGGGS members have a strong and proud tradition of speaking out to bring about change. WAGGGS also cooperates on projects and initiatives with the European Union and the African Union. launching. smoking. not just for ourselves but for others as well. But more importantly. 20. Advocacy forms a large part of WAGGGS’ Vision for the future. It is even more relevant today than it was in 1909 when a group of girls and young women attended the Scouts Rally in Crystal Palace. We speak out and take action on human rights. The Europe Region WAGGGS had organized the event as a showcase for WAGGGS’ work and to call for girls and young women to be placed at the heart of European Institution and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) strategies on this issue. WAGGGS also supports its Member Organizations by providing them with the knowledge.

among Forum. Paris. told the audience how they To support Member Organizations in their advocacy work. women from Kenya.Girls and Young Women “The experiences that I have gained through Guiding have been key facing Africa: economic development. “it is important to changing behaviour and HIV and AIDS prevention. Laura. Uganda. where they conducted an advocacy other international resources. representing the student WAGGGS has had a voice at the UN for more than 60 years. WAGGGS has were trained as peer educators by Kenya Girl Guides and shared produced position statements on each of its seven adolescent health examples of how they educate boys and girls in their school on messages: “fight AIDS”. These teams work closely with the UN and its programmes and agencies.000 people. choices”. The key message of the speaking. At the International Women’s Summit (IWS) in Nairobi in July. points on my application to study Medicine at University and to join HIV and AIDS and good governance. which preceded the IWS. 15 from Uganda. talk about sex”. I want to learn how to handle sex to work with the various UN programmes and funds and its related related issues and to learn how girls can be helped to deal with them. The 21 participants from 14 countries used the “Guiding has enabled me to have confidence to go for positions and information gained to develop advocacy plans to implement in their public speaking opportunities. Fiona Kamikazi and Myrine Duhorane. Speaking out all over the world New York. the practical application of advocacy in the Indian context skills and experiences. was part of the YWCA World Council. The position statements contain important facts about the relevant WAGGGS delegates also took part in the Young Women’s Leadership issue. training session for the other delegates. these emerging or already established leaders tackled some of the most pressing challenges World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts 09 . This consultative status allows WAGGGS is a big problem in my country. governments and the international community and case studies An inspirational leadership summit in South Africa involved 25 young describing advocacy work in WAGGGS. Nairobi. “make healthy food At the workshop. “discover your potential”. young WAGGGS members seized the opportunity to speak up on behalf of 10 million girls and young women. education their peers and help young women to find positive ways out of difficult and adolescent health in general. was one of the main achievements of the December seminar held Laura believes that Guiding has helped her develop vital skills in public at Sangam. it reaches them. 16. ‘HIV and AIDS in today’s world’. “prevent adolescent pregnancy”. Rome and Vienna. including. and Amina Hussein. Volunteer body and making policy decisions. UN teams are strategically placed in six UN cities: Geneva. They have provided me with lots of demonstrable In India. South Africa and Zambia. violence against women. Advocate better with WAGGGS’ statements Janet Rono. often inflicted upon them by men or by the community. HIV and reduce stigma. situations. Nigeria.” specialized agencies and functional commissions. We have General Consultative Status with the United Nation’s Economic addressing an audience of 1. both 17. said: “Lack of sex education and Social Council (ECOSOC). At the ‘Vital Voices of Africa’ week-long summit. UNICEF. 16. “ban smoking in public explained how they use the UNICEF Sara comic books to empower places” and three supporting statements on human rights. calls to action for Member Organizations. four Girl Guides from Burundi such as the Commission on the Status of Women and the World AIDS and Kenya ran a workshop on how peer education can help prevent Conference. debating and negotiating along with the confidence to carry seminar was to reach people with information about the virus before these out in front of groups of people. FAO und At the 51st Commission on the Status of Women in New York two UNESCO. including statistics provided by the UN and its agencies.” Laura says. using best practice from Girl Guiding in their countries. trade. which WAGGGS is an important participant in major international conferences. the Royal Navy. “let’s talk about the danger of drugs”. At University Laura sits on the Board of the School of Medicine which WAGGGS and the United Nations involves taking part in committee meetings.” National Organizations.

However. WAGGGS is able to continue recurring financing problems. health and WAGGGS to help carry out its vital work. • The Federação de Bandeirantes do Brasil joined the programme in 2007 and through its ‘Culture of Peace Project’. by OB-PS members. women have graduated from the programme with increased Once completed. has suffered from Through this partnership with UPS. With $100.000 funding from the UNAIDS led-Global Coalition on Women and AIDS. but also to projects chosen nutrition. • The pilot literacy project developed by The Girl Guides “The funding enabled us to pour the concrete slab. particularly in rural students doing community service and is now working in several areas. The support not only goes directly to training and support about vegetable gardening. regions of the country and increase membership. and young women in the future. Onwards with UPS UNAIDS funded HIV and AIDS Training Toolkit More than 1. the Association has been able to develop an innovative best- 10 Annual Review 2007 . which was finally begun in August 2005. National Commissioner of the Association. The results will took place in Iceland at the be announced at the July 2008 World Conference and will be used end of May with more than 240 to help inform WAGGGS on how it should meet the needs of girls members and guests present. 55 countries and they meet In late 2007. Hong Kong. trained will serve as leaders in the new units which will enable • Girl Guides Malaysia is working closely with state education departments to improve the retention of Guiders who are Guiding to reach all areas and teachers. • The Hong Kong Girl Guides Association is working closely with Chinese partners to promote volunteering. Member Organizations of the UPS funded Global Signature decoration and Information Technology has been an aim of Programme – South Africa. raising awareness about volunteering to strengthen Guiding and to Happily. centre building in Porto Novo thanks to the generous award of £5. Mexico. Brazil. the project. Guides and The Olave Baden-Powell Society (OB-PS) provides financial support Guiders are involved with families in rural areas. the Annual Conference inspires a young person to become a young leader. WAGGGS embarked on a global survey on every year in a different volunteering with funding from UPS. particularly among OB-PS has 866 members in students. In what motivates young people to join organizations and what 2007.000 from the Olave Baden-Powell Society. The first groups of Dedewanou. The survey seeks to pinpoint location around the world.” explains Evelyne Soweto and the rural area of rural Ngcobo. newest country to the programme.000 adult volunteers were recruited WAGGGS believes that young people need to be put at the centre last year alone through project activities in the five participating of the efforts to combat the HIV and AIDS pandemic. providing and stability to WAGGGS. Projects and Partnerships A new training centre for Benin Giving young women in Benin a place to learn sewing. Malaysia and the Guides du Benin for more than 20 years. Evelyne believes that the confidence and income-generating skills. build Association of South Africa was expanded in 2007 to include the staircase and roughcast the building. literacy. new centre will lead to the establishment • Guías de México has continued to expand its work amongst of new units. The girls who have been children’s homes. work has now been re-started on the Guides training have a positive impact on the local community.

International Commissioner of the Association des Guides du Burundi. In the pilot phase of the Open Minds Global Initiative young people from across Egypt received training in leadership and project management skills.practice training toolkit on HIV and AIDS awareness and prevention. Rwanda and the provinces of North and South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The new toolkit focuses on women and young girls as they are more physically vulnerable to contracting the virus. World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts 11 . Guides and Scouts carried out many practical activities including setting up peace and reconciliation clubs for young people from different ethnic backgrounds and organizing peace and reconciliation days. Its aim is to offer young people a leadership development programme that provides skills to undertake social projects to help reduce poverty and mitigate conflicts. Nadine Kaze. In addition. Promoting peace in Africa The Open Minds Global Initiative follows on from the successful peace project Amahoro-Amani developed by WAGGGS. From 2005 to 2007. a Swedish Foundation. Bringing social change with Open Minds Young people from underprivileged areas are becoming empowered to become agents of change in their own communities. the project engaged over 20.000 young people in the process of peace-building in Burundi. The publication will be officially launched at the World Conference in 2008. It combines case study material alongside activities that have proved successful in several countries around the world. The initiative is a partnership between WAGGGS and the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) with the financial support of Carpe Vitam. The toolkit is packed with training ideas for leaders and trainers to teach girls and young women about HIV and AIDS and to help counteract the stigma that surrounds the illness. explains: “The project was a concrete response to the reality of the region. WOSM and Carpe Vitam in the Great Lakes Region in Africa. 15 young Egyptians have been awarded with loans to develop their own local projects in small business and community development projects. It was necessary to find a way for people of different tribes and nations to get to know each other.” The work was an attempt to prevent the repetition of the conflicts which provoked the killings of thousands of people in the three countries in the 1990s.

Summary WAGGGS’ total income from all sources amounted to £5.978K) was spent in direct support of WAGGGS’ three strategic goals with a further £920K (17%) expenditure on operational support for these activities. Of this 74% (£3. Total expenditure on all activities totalled £5.386K. We used the money to support WAGGGS’ goals.464K. 12 Annual Review 2007 .

The Trustees’ Reports and Financial Statements were approved by the Trustees and signed on their behalf. Governance. The full Trustees’ Reports. and submitted to the Charity Commission for England and Wales. 17% Cost of Generating Funds. 29% Trustees’ Reports and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2007.Financial Information £5. £297K. Auditors’ Reports and Financial Statements may be obtained from the Finance director at the World Bureau. Goal 3 Advocacy.561K. 17% This summarized financial information has been approved on behalf of the Trustees by Elspeth Henderson. Goal 2 Membership. £921K.4 million was spent on the following activities: Goal 1 Leadership.496K. 5% World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts 13 . This summarized financial information may not contain sufficient information to gain a complete understanding of the financial affairs of the Charity. £191K. Chairman of the World Board. 28% £1. 4% Operational Support Services. The full Report for the year ended 31 December 2007 may be viewed on our website. £920K. The summary financial information presented here has been extracted from the full Audited £1.

14 Annual Review 2007 . training pools etc...and thank you World Board Regional Chairmen WAGGGS’ supporters and partners Chairman Africa Region Academy for Educational Development Elspeth Henderson Honorine Kiplagat (until 17/6/07) Cambridge University Deputy Chairman Marie-Anne Tofani-Fofana (from 17/6/07) Mary Lynn Myers Arab Region Carpe Vitam Zeina Kfoury (until 22/5/07) Design Group International Finance and Business Essia Fathallah (from 22/5/07) Exeter University Management Group Asia Pacific Region Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations Coordinator Cristina Lim-Yuson (until 8/6/07) June Cameron (from 8/6/07) Friends of the World Centres. Governance and with HIV/AIDS (ICW) Diane Dixon (until 9/5/07) Constitutions Committee Fabiola Canavesi (from 9/5/07) International Scout and Guide Fellowship (ISGF) Liesbeth Lijnzaad Western Hemisphere Region John Ellerman Foundation Communications Group Angela Dawson (until 10/7/07) María Elena Murillo Echeverría (from 10/7/07) Lord Cozens-Hardy Charitable Trust Coordinator Member Organizations Margaret Treloar Senior Management Olave Baden-Powell Society Rehana Banoo Chief Executive Regional Centre for Quality of Health Care (Uganda) Magda Murr Mary Mc Phail (appointed 28/2/07) Marjorie Samudzimu Soroptimist International Communications Director Charlotte Barran UPS Foundation Development of Girl Guiding/ Human Resources Director UNAIDS Girl Scouting Group Lorraine Dixon UNIFEM Coordinator Finance Director Mette Grønvold UNFPA Vi Jensen Vital Voices Global Partnership Chairman.. task groups.. Regions and WAGGGS Della Salway Europe Region International Community of Women living Chairman. and many volunteers serving Marta Arcocha on Committees. Regional Operations Director Fatimah Mohamed Sally O’Neill The Princess Benedikte Awardees Lucía Piñeiro Gastañeta Vibeke Riemer Regional Directors Lars Kolind Substitute Members Helen Laird Africa Region Lida Jacob Alphonsine Kabagabo Ole Nørregaard Thérèse Hode Elinor Ferdon Arab Region Micheline Antonian Martha Smith Treasurer Irene Graevenitz Asia Pacific Region Della Salway Kata Jouhki Kar Mei Lee Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al-Qassimi Europe Region Heather Roy Western Hemisphere Region . World Centres Committee Strategies for Growth Director Linden Edgell Lydia Mutare World Foundation for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Inc. People at WAGGGS .

Republic of • Papua New Guinea • Paraguay • Peru • Philippines • Poland • Portugal • Qatar • Romania • Russian Federation • Rwanda • Saint Kitts & Nevis • Saint Lucia • Saint Vincent and The Grenadines • Samoa • San Marino • Senegal • Sierra Leone • Singapore • Slovak Republic • Slovenia • Solomon Islands • South Africa • Spain • Sri Lanka • Sudan • Surinam • Swaziland • Sweden • Switzerland • Taiwan • Tanzania • Thailand • Togo • Tonga • Trinidad and Tobago • Tunisia • Turkey • Tuvalu • Uganda • Ukraine • United Arab Emirates • United Kingdom • United States of America • Uruguay • Vanuatu • Venezuela • Yemen Republic • Zambia • Zimbabwe Our 5 Regions : Africa • Arab • Asia • Europe • Western Hemisphere World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts 15 . Arab Republic of • El Salvador • Estonia • Fiji • Finland • France • Gambia. 144 Member Organizations Antigua and Barbuda • Argentina • Armenia • Aruba • Australia • Austria • Bahamas • Bahrain • Bangladesh • Barbados • Belarus • Belgium • Belize • Benin. Sultanate of • Pakistan • Panama. The • Georgia • Germany • Ghana • Greece • Grenada • Guatemala • Guinea • Guyana • Haiti • Honduras • Hong Kong • Hungary • Iceland • India • Ireland • Israel • Italy • Ivory Coast • Jamaica • Japan • Jordan • Kenya • Kiribati • Korea • Kuwait • Latvia • Lebanon • Lesotho • Liberia • Libya • Liechtenstein • Luxembourg • Madagascar • Malawi • Malaysia • Maldives • Malta • Mauritania • Mauritius • Mexico • Monaco • Mongolia • Namibia • Nepal • Netherlands Antilles • Netherlands • New Zealand • Nicaragua • Nigeria • Norway • Oman. People’s Republic of • Bolivia • Botswana • Brazil • Brunei Darussalam • Burkina Faso • Burundi • Cambodia • Cameroon • Canada • Central Africa Republic • Chad • Chile • Colombia • Congo • Cook Islands • Costa Rica • Cyprus • Czech Republic • Denmark • Dominica • Dominican Republic • Ecuador • Egypt.

girls and young women face intertwined social and economic barriers as well as everyday cultural and personal injustices that deny them their rights that can and do restrict their life opportunities and. Our Mission: to enable girls and young women to develop their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world. in some parts of the world. Through WAGGGS. Around the world. can result in injury. Through the activities and organization that is making such a significant programmes of our Member Organizations. They are encouraged global stage representing the voice of girls and to take an active and responsible role in society and to young women. everywhere. illness and death. opportunity and a unique responsibility to work with. they are also developing a global voice and are involved for and on behalf of girls and young women all over in global actions in solidarity with girls and young women the world. I feel privileged to be working with an powerful agents of change in the world – one family and one community at a time. young women. Having been appointed Chief Executive of WAGGGS At the same time we know that girls can and do act as in 2007. may seem simple. supporters and donors. I believe that WAGGGS has a unique negotiate their equal place in society. From Our Chief Executive I am still learning every day about the dynamic and creative mix of different people. ten million girls difference in the lives of millions of young people and young women are learning the skills and confidence all over the world and is taking its place on the critical to fulfilling their potential. cultures and experiences that shape WAGGGS: a global network of millions of girls. make a difference 16 Annual Review 2007 . however the issues are not. current and former adult volunteer leaders and of course.

I want to thank Elspeth Henderson. as volunteers. more than ever. people are ready to acknowledge and to value the contribution that Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting is making to millions of young people and to hundreds of thousands of communities. reach out.WAGGGS listens to what it is that girls and young women want. I believe that today. advocates. We are now at that time in our triennium that we are looking forward to the World Conference in South Africa with our theme of girls worldwide say “join in. to participate and to be agents of change in their own lives. Mary Mc Phail World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts 17 . We provide opportunities for them to learn and to grow. supporters and donors so that together we can continue to reach out and to change lives. Our task now is to make sure that they know even more about what we do and to encourage them to join in – to make a difference – as girls and young women in Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting. as well as the members of the World Board with whom I have had the privilege to work. to have fun and accept challenge and leadership. our Chairman. who has provided me with such supportive and creative guidance in my first year as Chief Executive. I am grateful that so many Members Organizations welcomed me warmly into their meetings and conferences and I also want to thank the team of dedicated and professional staff that support all of us to deliver the Mission and the Vision of WAGGGS. in their communities and in the world. change lives”.

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