WAGGGS @wagggs_world
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We bring Girl Guides & Girl Scouts across the world together to make our Movement stronger & more united. We are a voice for girls everywhere.
376 Posts
6k Followers
154 Following
We bring Girl Guides & Girl Scouts across the world together to make our Movement stronger & more united. We are a voice for girls everywhere.
Nepalese Girl Scout Nirmala Shrestha helps distribute menstrual supplies and information around the remote Sindhupalchok District. The area is hilly, remote and badly affected by the country’s recent earthquakes. Local mythology around periods dictates the way women and girls are treated. “Girl’s aren’t allowed in the kitchen. They are not allowed to touch any fruit or plants.” Women are even expected to sleep alone, often outside their homes in small sheds, until they finish bleeding. Nirmala challenges these barriers by distributing reusable sanitary wear and basic sexual and reproductive health education. #nomorelimits #girlguides #girlscouts #girlguiding #girlscouting #teamgirl #MHM #MHDay #forherworld #wagggs #nepal
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Meet the Ugandan YESS-Girls 💙💛 For many girls growing up in Uganda their period will arrive as a complete surprise, without any knowledge or supplies to manage it. This team of Girl Guides provides information to girls, boys and teachers! They also show them how to make easy, reusable pads. So far they have reached 1860 girls, 200 boys and 10 teachers. They are true superstars!! 🌟💫✨ . . . #nomorelimits #girlguides #girlscouts #girlguiding #girlscouting #teamgirl #MHM #MHDay #forherworld #wagggs #YESSGirls #Uganda
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Over 5,500 girls responded to our global U-Report poll on periods 💛💙 And guess what they said? 47% of girls did not have facilities or products at school or work to manage their periods. A link to the results is in our bio 😉😊 . . . #nomorelimits #girlguides #girlscouts #girlguiding #girlscouting #teamgirl #MHM #MHDay #forherworld #wagggs #unicef #ureport
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Girls told us they still face stigma around swimming, sport, talking about periods and even carrying their sanitary products in the open! 🏊‍♂️⛷🚵‍♀️ The link to the U-Report survey result is in our bio 💙💛 . . . #nomorelimits #girlguides #girlscouts #girlguiding #girlscouting #teamgirl #MHM #MHDay #forherworld #wagggs #unicef #ureport
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Lots of girls still face problems with stigma when it comes to periods - so how can we fix this?? 🤔🤔 We asked our #U-Report girls and 28% said providing sanitary items and adults challenging shame was the way forward 💙💛👍 The link to these results is in our bio . . .  #nomorelimits #girlguides #girlscouts #girlguiding #girlscouting #teamgirl #MHM #MHDay #forherworld #wagggs #unicef #ureport
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Let’s talk periods. Menstruation, monthly, Aunt Flow, on the rag, crimson tide, the red badge of courage, moon tide, mother nature’s gift. Whatever you want to call it, nearly half of all people will experience it. Menstrual Hygiene Day is 28 May. Comment below to share what name you use, the barriers you face and how these can be overcome! Because girls and young women should live with #nomorelimits . . . #girlguides #girlscouts #girlguiding #girlscouting #teamgirl #MHM #MHDay #forherworld #wagggs
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Let's give a big WAGGGS shout out to the coolest of the cool underwater creature this #WorldTurtleDay!! 🐢🐢🐢 If you're interested in helping these AMAZING animals head on over and check out the sea adventures available at the Our Cabana World Centre in Mexico 💛💛 . . . #wagggs #forherworld #girlguides #girlscouts #shellebrate #girlguiding #girlscouting #ourcabana
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Today is the #unitednations International Day for Biological Diversity 🌱🌲🌹🌻🌼🌿🌴 This year #IntlBiodiversityDay are celebrating 25 years of action for biodiversity 🐥🐥 Here at #WAGGGS we know our #girlguides and #girlscouts love the environment. Comment below to tell us about your favourite animal, plant or outdoor spot 💛💙 We ALWAYS want to hear about your work too!! Soooo if you're doing anything for International Day for Biological Diversity or the environment on every other day of the year - tell us about it in the comments! 👇👇
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