The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts reaches 10 million girls and young women in 145 countries located in five regions: Africa, Arab, Asia Pacific, Europe and Western Hemisphere. WAGGGS also runs five (5) World Centres: Pax Lodge in London, Our Cabaña in Mexico, Our Chalet in Switzerland, Sangam in India and Kusafiri in Africa.
Western Hemisphere Region
Western Hemisphere Region
The Girl Guides Association of Trinidad and Tobago (GGATT) is an active member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and one of the thirty-six member organisations of the Western Hemisphere Region.
The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) comprises five Regions created for management and administrative purposes and to ensure that WAGGGS is able to meet the needs of each country member.
WAGGGS’ Western Hemisphere Region was established in 1960 and works in partnership with its Member Organisations to offer girls and young women fun and friendship as well as opportunities for personal development, working within a team, decision-making and leadership skills which they can use within their own organizations, their communities and their everyday lives.
The Region provides a platform for girls and young women to be empowered to speak out on issues such as HIV and AIDS, adolescent pregnancy, human trafficking and prevention of sexual abuse. Alliances with UN agencies and NGOs on specific projects and programmes, including UNAIDS on adolescent heath and UNICEF on young people’s rights, collaboration with UNESCO on environmental issues and with the Regional Committee of Water Resources (CRRH) in Central America tackling climate change issues assist in the facilitation and development of these programmes and projects.
The Western Hemisphere Region represent the views of young women of the region at the Latin American Youth Forum (FLAJ), a policy-making body focusing on youth issues. We are active members of the Iberoamerican Youth Space (EIJ), a coalition of international, regional and national youth organizations. We also aim to provide young women with the opportunity to develop their leadership and advocacy skills through participating in international events, seminars and workshops. Read more
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All references: The WAGGGS Website, www.wagggsworld.org and The Publication, The 4 World Centres The Story of Four World Centres