International Day of Peace- September 21


International Day of Peace – 21 September

This year WAGGGS is teaming up with Peace One Day to mark the International Day of Peace on 21 September. As part of Peace One Day’s Global Truce 2012, WAGGGS wants Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to take action to create a world of peace. A world without violence.

We hope that this year’s Peace Day will see the largest global reduction of violence ever recorded on one day. The Global Truce 2012 hopes to make a world record for the largest ever gathering of individuals in the name of peace. And we want Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to be a part of this record attempt.

As members we want you to help support this world record attempt. To do so, you need to take two easy actions:

  1. Plan and stage an event for Peace Day. The WAGGGS’ Peace Day activity sheet has      lots of activities that you can do to take action.
  2. Tell WAGGGS about your event by filling in this simple form so your action can be counted.

One day without violence is the stepping stone to a future without violence.

Peace Day – Film

Do you want to appear in a film that will broadcasted to thousands at a special Peace Day concert featuring Elton John? If so, grab a camera and film you and your friends talking about violence against girls and the role girls and young women can play in ending it.

WAGGGS is creating a special film for the day and we want to feature you in the film. Send your film submission to stoptheviolence@wagggsworld.org by Monday 17 September 2012.

Activity sheet link: http://www.wagggsworld.org/en/resources/document/view/23470

About Cortney Healy

Cortney Healy is the Program Service Manager for the My World Initiative for the Girl Scouts of Colorado. She is responsible for the development of programs for girls, grades K-12, in the areas of advocacy, politics and global issues. Cortney is a regional volunteer for CARE International. She served two years in Peace Corps Morocco as a Small Business Development volunteer teaching rural Moroccan women how to start an artisanal business. As chair of Peace Corps’ Gender and Development Committee, she produced and directed a documentary about rural female community leaders that became part of a yearly female development camp sustained by Peace Corps and the Democratic Association of Moroccan Women volunteers. In addition to the documentary, she created an online lesson plan for the Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell World Wise School. Cortney entered the Peace Corps after graduating from the American University of Rome with a degree in Art History and Cultural Heritage Management and represented her school at the Harvard Model United Nations in 2008. She has a passion for international development, human rights, gender equality and photography.
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