Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1999
This description of Betty Chishava's work was prepared when Betty Chishava was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1999.
Betty has created the Chipo Chedu Society to fight pervasive prejudice against childless women in Zimbabwe. Betty organizes childless women, helps them learn skills they need to support themselves, and works with all strata of society, from traditional leaders to mass media, to help raise awareness of the problem.
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