What if we could lay the foundation for healthy relationships for our girls?
What if we can teach our girls the skills they need for conflict resolution, understanding body language and developing healthy relationships? We can do it, and it can start early.
Girl Guides of Canada is currently holding a Say No to Violence challenge for its guiders. It offers age-appropriate activities for girls to learn about resolving conflicts without violence, safe places, and how to help a friend in need.
In Canada, about 80% of victims of dating violence are female, and only 1 in 3 Canadians understand what it means to give consent. Through the Say No to Violence Challenge, girls will gain a better understanding of gender-based violence and healthy and unhealthy relationships. Whether it’s Sparks and Brownies learning about safe friendships, Guides learning about online harassment or Pathfinders and Rangers discussing dating violence, Say No to Violence covers the topics that Canadian girls need to know for safe and fulfilling relationships.
Even if you aren’t planning to earn the challenge patch with your girls, it may be well worth incorporating some of these activities into your future meetings.