Girls' World Forum

July 12–16, 2012
Chicago, Illinois, USA

In July 2012, girls from 79 countries and 89 U.S. councils met in Chicago to address the world's most urgent challenges. Using their well-honed leadership skills, girls devised systems to help end poverty and hunger. They also focused on ways to empower women and promote gender equity. And, tapping into their passion for environmental issues, girls worked to ensure environmental sustainability.

The selected attendees, ages 14 to 18, hope to motivate and inspire a global sisterhood of girls their age. Check out the Girl Blog to see what girls experienced during the week!