About Betty Makoni

Betty Makoni is a Zimbabwean gender activist, poet, and advocate for girls and women worldwide. She founded Girl Child Network and has been honoured by the United Nations, Women World Summit, Ashoka, Afrikan Goddess Award and Amnesty International for her work on girls empowerment. She is the first woman to serve as Global Ambassador for the 19 Days of Activism for the Prevention of Child Abuse campaign with the Women's World Summit Foundation.

Articles by Betty Makoni

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Zimbabwe: speaking from where I feel safe

Many women in Zimbabwe face war in their homes daily and face war with the state when we try to overcome it. Often we find ourselves in combat when all we are actually trying to do is to crawl out of our own small room, says Betty Makoni.

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