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Ms. Betty H. Makoni

Zimbabwean Activist, Legislative Leaders, Zimbabwean Activist

Standard Newswire LLC

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Nehanda Radio




Ashoka Fellow
CNN Hero

Board Member


Member of UK Team of Experts for Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative
Moments Images Ltd



Girl Child Network


English , Linguistics

University of Zimbabwe

B.A honours

University of Harare


University of Zimbabwe

Post Graduate BA Special Honours

Theatre Arts

Special Honors degree

University of Zimbabwe


Theater Arts

University of Zimbabwe


Theatre Arts

University of Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwean Activist Betty Makoni to Meet with Legislative LeadersZimbabwean Activist Betty Makoni to Meet with Legislative Leaders - Standard Newswire

Zimbabwean Activist Betty Makoni to Meet with Legislative Leaders
Speaker pro Tem Lieber and Ms. Makoni will be available for the press at 11:30 am in the State Capitol, Room #3013.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 21 /Standard Newswire/ -- Assembly Speaker-Elect Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles), Speaker pro Tempore Sally Lieber (D-San Jose) and other legislative leaders will be meeting today in Sacramento with Betty Makoni, Founder and Director of the Girl Child Network in Zimbabwe to hear about how recent political turmoil in that country has impacted the safety of women and girls.
Betty Makoni, a former schoolteacher, is helping tens of thousands of girls in Zimbabwe fight back against sexual exploitation, poverty and violence.The Girl Child Network covers school fees and supplies, offers safe houses for counseling and rehabilitation and exposes cases of sexual violence and abuse.In ten years, the program has spread to most of the country's rural districts and enrolls 35,000 girls.
As a schoolteacher, Makoni seized upon the idea for a non-profit network to fight violence, especially rape, when she saw that two-thirds of her female students had left school by the end of a year because of rape and other violence, extreme poverty or the HIV/AIDS infection, which affects one out of every five adults, most of them women, in Zimbabwe.
Makoni has publicly exposed alleged sexual crimes by powerful men, including by officials in President Robert Mugabe's government and has recently been forced to flee Zimbabwe for South Africa.Despite repeated threats, arrests and imprisonment she continues to advocate for the rights of women and girls.
Betty Makoni will be accompanied in Sacramento by filmmaker and children's rights advocate Michaelene Cristini Risley.Risley, who recently returned from being jailed in Zimbabwe, is making a film, 'Tapestries of Hope,' about Makoni's work.A film trailer is available at
Makoni will also accompanied by representatives of the Ginetta Sagan Fund of Amnesty International.The Fund has chosen Betty Makoni to receive its 2008 Ginetta Sagan Award for Women's and Children's Rights at a ceremony on April 23rd in San Francisco.

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Mwanaka singled out Betty Makoni's Girl Child Network and the Tinogona consulting project run by another Zimbabwean, Dr Tererai Trent.

Betty Makoni
Betty Makoni: Mazara owes no one an apology over Makanaka article Betty Makoni at her book launch in Essex (UK). Picture by Moments Images Ltd Arts
Inside Betty Makoni's new book

New Seasons Youth Program - What's News - See our students below  They have finally arrived! New Seasons Youth Program Welcomes Fabian Kasongo, And Nyasha Makoni Finally Arrives to the U.S.A.! Fabian Kasongo greeted at Atlanta's Hartsfield Internati [cached]

Mrs. Betty Makoni, Director and Founder of

Girl Child Network World Wide and Top 10 Finalist for CNN "Hero of the Year" Awardfor 2009.
April 18 - 21 was an exciting time in the history of New Seasons Youth program. We were blessed to have Mrs. Betty Makoni as a special guest to assist us with raising funds for deserving African and Caribbean students.
While in Atlanta, Mrs. Makoni visited the Ray of Hope Christian Church of Decatur, Ga., pastored by the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale during their 7:30 A.M Service and with the Abundant Life Church of Lithonia, Ga, pastored by Rev. Woodrow Walker during their 10 a.m. service.
Mrs. Makoni posing with (center) Minister Heately, Executive Pastor Ray of Hope Christian Church and Mr. Ray Jackson (L), Director New Seasons
Below (R) Mrs. Makoni Speaking at Ray of Hope. (L) Mr. Ray Jackson introducing Mrs. Makoni to the Ray of Hope Congregation
Mrs. Makoni shared her personal story of abuse as a child, the sufferings of girls in Zimbabwe and all through-out Africa. She encouraged young women here in America to "take advantage of every educational opportunity afforded them".
Mrs. Makoni recognized New Seasons Youth Program for its efforts in securing two scholarships for two former Girl Child Network participants.
During her visit, Mrs. Makoni and I met with CARE International, an international organization which champion the rights of women through-out the world.
Mrs. Makoni was featured on
On her last night here, Mrs. Makoni met with a group of young African-American women and encouraged them to set up a Girls Club here in the United States. These clubs will provide a world-wide network that will empower and encourage awareness of issues facing women through-out the world.
On behalf of New Seasons Board of Directors, I would like to thank Mrs. Makoni for coming and unselfishly sharing herself with us.
Nyasha is a born-again Christian and is inspired by leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa and Betty Makoni.
Betty Makoni - Selected as a CNN top 10 finalist
Top 10 finalist for the CNN "Hero of the Year Award.
Betty Makoni visiting Atlanta April 18 - 21
Betty is Director of Girl Child Network World Wide which is a partner of New Seasons Youth Program Inc.

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