Young Women's Advocacy Forum 2019 WAGGGS held the second Young Women's Advocacy Forum before the Women Deliver Conference 2019 where 6,000 world leaders, influencers, advocates, and journalists came together in Vancouver, Canada from 3-6 June to promote and achieve progress for girls and women everywhere. WAGGGS was there and we made sure your stories were told, your voices were heard and the issues that matter most to members were on the agenda! Scroll down to find out more...
15 YOUTH DELEGATES, 8 COUNTRIES, 10 MILLION VOICES!
YOUNG WOMENS’ ADVOCACY FORUM
To kick start proceedings our Girl Powered Nutrition and Action on Body Confidence programmes held the second ‘Young Women’s Advocacy Forum’ to help the delegates to plan campaigns and projects in their home country and support them with practical advocacy, communication and media skills training for Women Deliver.
SPEAKING OUT #FORHERWORLD
Once the conference was underway, our delegates spoke powerfully about their experiences of girls’ nutrition, body confidence and self-esteem within their own communities and countries. They were key speakers at a number of events, including, ‘With the Youth, Through Nutrition, For the World’ a youth-friendly, interactive event to discuss adolescent nutrition around the world, ‘How We Can Collectively Take Action on Body Confidence?’ which considered how to go about raising the next generation of confident girls, and ‘Foodies That Give a Fork!’ which aimed to raise awareness about the importance of bringing a wide range of groups and voices into the fight for nutrition and gender equality progress.
WAGGGS delegates established themselves as experts on girls and young women by speaking at events with government and UN representatives, CEOs, social entrepreneurs as well as other youth delegates.