16 Days to Make Girls Heard: Day 12
7 December 2011
WAGGGS’ 16 Days to Make Girls Heard campaign to fight violence against girls has received government support in Peru, thanks to the efforts of local Girl Scouts.
Girl Scouts of Peru persuaded Minister of Women's Affairs and Social Development Aida Garcia Naranjo to add her voice to the Stop the Violence campaign. The video below shows the moment that Naranjo signed her name.
Girl Scouts of Peru has worked extremely hard to get girls involved with WAGGGS' campaign, and has been successful in encouraging hundreds of people to add their voices to Stop the Violence.
Peruvian Girl Scouts have taken part in a number of activities around the country, and on the 16th day of the campaign Girl Scouts are planning to take part in a flash mob.
What have Girl Scouts done in Peru?
In Ayacucho’s Plaza Mayor – the city’s most important public square – girls held a “noise campaign”. They marched with noisy rattles, whistles and cans with stones in. They also carried a large poster calling for "no violence against girls".
In Lima, girls created a commitments wall and put their hands on it as a sign that they rejected violence.
In Sullana, 400 young women at a school took part in a rally-style event to motivate them to defend their rights and speak out against violence targeted at women. Below is a video of the event.
Girl Scouts of Peru National Bureau members are collecting signatures for the campaign, and one Girl Scout company created this video to speak out against violence.
Girl Scouts of Peru has also organised an anti-violence event in a park where signatures were collected and has participated in a local fair.
Take your own action
If you are inspired by the action taken in Peru, why not organise your own 16 Days activities, using our campaign activities guide?