In 2017, WAGGGS launched the next phase of Free Being Me, its advocacy programme Action on Body Confidence, a co-educational programme for young people aged 7 – 25 which supports young people to plan and run their own body confidence advocacy projects.

Through, exciting and engaging age-appropriate activities, the biggest body confidence issues in their community are identified, and participants work together to plan a project which raises awareness and asks local decision makers for change.

To learn more about the Action on Body Confidence programme, two volunteers attended the first ever ABC training in Nairobi, Kenya.Then, volunteers made the programme available to leaders and girls throughout Rwanda by training two other volunteers per district. Action on Body Confidence provides Rwandangirls and boys with the opportunity to make a lasting change to the way their society works, working towards a world where there is no pressureput on one’s looks/appearance .