Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2007
Girl Child Network
This description of Betty Makoni's work was prepared when Betty Makoni was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
Betty Makoni is building a new generation of strong, active women citizens. In Zimbabwean society, girls are discriminated against, often abused, and given limited opportunities for expression and development. Through her Girl Child Network, Betty creates safe spaces for girls to grow and connect with each other. Betty uses advocacy campaigns, media projects, and works with community leaders to raise awareness and change attitudes at community and national levels.
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