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Our first Action on Body Confidence workshop

Through taking part in fun and interactive activities in the Free Being Me programme, children and young people learn that body confidence and self-esteem comes from valuing their bodies, standing up to social pressures, and supporting others to be more … Continued

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Guides in SA hold body confidence photo shoot

Group Leader Segomotso and her guiding group, The Kgato Girl Guides Unit, took part in the Action on Body Confidence programme by holding activities including a swim suit photoshoot to celebrate body diversity… We asked Segomotso to tell us more … Continued

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Guides in Pakistan take over the radio!

When Riffat and her group completed the Action on Body Confidence programme, they had a brilliant idea for their Action Project. We interviewed the troop from Quetta, Baluchistan to find out more…   1) What was the aim of your … Continued

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Thankful for Free Being Me

My name is Amina Asghar. I am a student in the 7th grade in Hafizabad, Pakistan. I have been disabled since birth which means I am unable to fully participate at school and extra-curricular activities. In my daily life I … Continued

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My Body Shaming Experience

Tosan, a young woman from Nigeria tells us about her battles with her appearance and how Free Being Me boosted her self-confidence: I was body shamed as a child. My biggest embarrassment was my lip size. My family, relatives, and … Continued

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Giving girls confidence in Ireland

Helen Hartnett is a Brownie and Guide leader in the Kildare area, Ireland and has successfully delivered the Free Being Me programme to girls aged 7 to 10 and 11 to 14. She talks about her experience as a mother … Continued

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Who Am I? A poem from Nigeria

In June 2018, the Nigerian Girl Guides held its first national Action on Body Confidence training event. Inspired by the experience, Abule Baranimiegha, a 29 year old leader from Bayelsa state shared her thoughts in a poem:   WHO AM I? … Continued

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Mozambique challenges the Image Myth

23 young women from around Mozambique participated in a two day Free Being Me training in Maputo from 13- 14 May. Participants received the training with enthusiasm and explored the key concepts needed to deliver Free Being Me throughout Mozambique … Continued

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