"OUR RIGHTS, OUR RESPONSIBILITIES" WAGGGS CALL TO ACTION
Triennial Term 2002-2005
Triennial Term 2005-2008
WAGGGS is a unique organization, with a vision of a youthful & dynamic organization with global impact, and a mission to enable girls and young women to develop their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world. The organization adopts triennial themes which are designed to help individual members and Member Organizations develop their ongoing work in fulfilling the WAGGGS’ Mission and moving towards a shared vision of the future.
For 2002-2005, WAGGGS Triennial Theme is “Our Rights, Our Responsibilities” citizenship issues, particularly as they relate to young people as part of the global community. This triennial theme explores rights issues in terms of our understanding of what these rights are but also connects rights with responsibilities. This connection is important because through it we can improve our abilities and respond to our sense of duty in safeguarding and securing rights for ourselves and other.
The theme focuses on six specific areas which are important for WAGGGS’ work since each deal with important principles which relate to confidence in oneself, appreciation of others and co-operation between individuals and groups.
These six areas are namely:
The Right to Be Me
The Right to be Me is about being yourself, but also not about being judgmental; it is recognizing the right to be different as long as you are responsible and working out what these responsibilities are not only to yourself but also to your family, friends, groups and community.
The Right to Be Heard
The Right to be Heard is about defending your viewpoint, being able to change one’s mind in the light of new knowledge, identify appropriate ways of presenting your views in a coherent argument and reviewing them in the light of new information. It is holding on to our beliefs and opinions, even in the face of opposition and working out better ways to express ourselves to our family, friends, and the community in which we live.
The Right to Be Happy
The Right to be Happy is about thinking about what makes each of us happy and the decisions we must make to secure that happiness.
The Right to Work Together
The Right to Work Together is about being a part of a group or team that is built on trust, respect and a sense of belonging. It is building deep and lasting friendship as a result of teamwork. Learning to work together is a great skill which requires patience, tolerance and determination in the face of the challenge posed by working in a team.
The Right to Learn
The Right to Learn is about the ability and right to keep learning and developing new skills and knowledge. It is about the opportunities that we make for ourselves towards self-development and continued growth.
The Right to Live in Peace
The Right to Live in Peace is about finding meaningful ways to both secure one’s rights and to help protect others from miseries of arguments, aggression and war.