UN Women

Diversity and Inclusion is one of World Scouting’s strategic pillars and has an important role in making Scouting open to all and truly reflective of the communities we serve. 

In 2017, at the 41st World Scout Conference held in Baku, Azerbaijan, World Scouting and UN Women signed an agreement to accelerate action towards gender equality through the HeForShe campaign. The partnership aims to raise awareness and inspire young people to become agents of change and take action for gender equality. 

HeForShe and World Scouting worked together to develop the HeForShe Action Kit for Scout Leaders to use to inspire young people, providing crucial information about gender equality and inviting them to take action for a gender equal world. 

Areas of cooperation

  • Gender equality
  • Women and girl’s empowerment
  • Inspiration of young people through the HeForShe campaign

How NSOs can benefit

NSOs are encouraged to implement the HeForShe Action Kit in their local groups to encourage gender equality education among Scouts. 

Key actions:

For support to get in touch with your local UN Women Country Office, please contact

Annie Weaver, Senior Manager for Partnerships and Advocacy

For support on HeForShe or Diversity and Inclusion, please consult Diversity and Inclusion on WOSM Services.

For support in developing a relationship with UN Women or formalising your collaboration with a partnership agreement, please consult the Partnerships Service on the WOSM Service Platform

Related Stories:

HeforShe Partners with WOSM to Advance Gender Equality

World Scouting Partners with HeForShe

Young People Learning about Gender Equality at the World Scout Jamboree

Empowerment of Women and Girls Through Scouting in the Arab Scout Region 

Case Studies:

Australia

Brazil

Singapore

Uganda

Related resources 

HeForShe Action Kit

Gender Equality Self-Assessment tool

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