Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Support the Working Group on Girls

The Working Group on Girls(WGG) is a Non Governmental Organization is a United Nations committee dedicated to helping girls around the world of all ages and races-- "A special NGO...dedicated to the truth that all girls everywhere
have the right to develop to their full potential." Its mission is to promote "the rights of girls in all areas and stages of their lives, advancing the rights and status of girls and assisting them to develop their full potential as women."

The activities of the WGG support the following aims:
*Ensure that national governments implement, through policy statements, program development, and resource allocation the commitments to girls’ rights made through international agreements;
*Advocate for the ongoing inclusion and development of girls’ rights in the work of the United Nation systems and structures and in international agreements;
*Promote the active participation of girls as agents of change in their own lives, families, communities and societies.

A partial list of WGG members:
American Association for Health Education (AAHE), American Association of University Women, American Psychological Association, Children of the Earth, Christian Children’s Fund, The Citizens Foundation USA, Equaltiy Now, FEMVISION, Friends World Committee for Consultation, Franciscans International, Girls Scouts of the USA, SWAA Society for Women and Aids in Africa, Society for Public Health, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, UNICEF/USA, Women’s Federation for World Peace USA, World Alliance of YMCAs, World YWCA, World Information Transfer, World Movement of Mothers, Zonta International

As a woman born and raised in middle-class America, it is hard to imagine living without women's rights, civil rights, etc. However, this is the case in so many countries around the world, especially when it comes to young girls. For a girl to emerge as an empowered and successful woman (in these countries), she must be given an equal opportunity to do so--her rights must be protected. This organization is committed to the promotion and enforcement of such rights.

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