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Muzvare Betty Makoni
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Mayor of Lambeth Valentine Cultural Fundraiser for Girl Child Network Worldwide..Female Genital Mutation and Forced Marriages must stop
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Muzvare Betty Makoni is a passionate and prolific speaker with worldwide acclaim and she is believed to be one of the few women in the world to present at all levels of society and reaching out to millions in the world. A mentor, coach and trainer on gender, girls rights, girls empowerment...
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Amazing song and the best way to bring humanity together.Deeply touching song.The faces of African girls and Military wives together is a well thought combination to bring humanity together.Well done Gary Barlow.You are the song.I am deeply inspired 
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I am enjoying the great lyrics..kupinda mogeredza naTocky
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I am the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Girl Child Network.I also get many women and girls wanting to replicate the Girl Child Empowerment Model and so I give consultancy services to organisations who want to learn from my experience.I do coaching,mentoring and training to women and girls who want to set up Girls Empowerment Programs in their countries.Many donors supporting girls projects consult with me on best practice programs for girls worldwide.As CNN hero for protecting the powerless ,I have become Global Advocate for girls rights and daily I speak out on issues affecting girls.Being a girl child rights activist has given me a platform to do what I love doing best -empowering girls so that what happened to me ,my mother and grandmother does not happen to any woman again.I am just a woman on a mission to mobilise resources to ensure there is gender equality in the world .I work everywhere and with everyone
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  • Girl Child Network Worldwide
    Chief Executive Officer, present
  • Restored UK
    Trustee, present
  • Muzvare Betty Makoni Empowerment Initiative LLP
    Director,Lead Consultant, Motivational Speaker ,Trainer ,Coach, present
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Chitungwiza - Hwange - Kadoma - Gaborone - California - Addis Ababba - Harare - Johannesburg - New York - London - Watford - Mazowe - Mutare - Rusape - Chihota -
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Betty Makoni, Founder and Director of Girl Child Network (GCN) Zimbabwe is also Chief Executive Officer of Girl Child Network World Wide, an organization that champions the rights of the girl child globally. Since 1999 Betty has mobilized over 300 000 girls to be empowered so that they reach their full potential. The Girl Child Empowerment Model she came up with has since been replicated in many parts of the world and it is spreading like veld fire. 

Betty has mobilized financial resources to build four Girls Empowerment Villages, a unique model that provides safe shelter and  healing for sexually abused girls. Today over 35 000 sexually abused girls have been empowered and rehabilitated through family,school and in the community.

A survivor of rape at age six and orphaned at nine, Betty fought for her education and continues to do the same for girls in similar circumstances, being the consistent voice reminding policy makers and leaders to change attitudes and laws that are detrimental to the growth and development of the girl child.

A passionate speaker with worldwide acclaim and who has spoken at over 2000 high profile events  with an estimated over 20 million people since 1998 , Betty is also a mentor, coach and trainer on gender equality, girls’ rights and an inspiration to young women, influencing and empowering thousands. She has set up a social enterprise in UK to give direct consultancy to women  and girl child leaders who want to do similar work like hers.

She is renowned for her innovative, proactive and preventative girl child empowerment programmes which today directly benefit over 45 000 girls. From just one Girls’ Club at Zengeza 1 High School, Zimbabwe, GCN now has 700 clubs in ten provinces of Zimbabwe. Betty has  implemented innovative strategies directly eliminating gender-based violence and the harmful cultural practices that fuel the spread of HIV and AIDS among girls .

 Betty is the founder of Ray of Hope–Network, an organization for rape and domestic violence survivors and is featured in the bestselling book, Women Who Light the Dark, by Paola Gianturco. She has received eighteen national and global awards, including the CNN 2009 Heroes award for protection of the powerless, the Decade Global Child Rights award alongside Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel, the coveted United Nations Red Ribbon award, Ginetta Segan – Amnesty International award, Zimbabwe National Contribution award and two Global Children`s awards. Betty Makoni is an Ashoka fellow from Zimbabwe.

 Through sheer hard work, innovation and commitment Betty has  built networks of girls and young women`s organizations across the world. She  thrive on positive, proactive and results-driven attitude, practice and belief. She has demonstrable successful background in the achievement of organizational growth. She is a strategic thinker, mentor, coach and trainer with experience in building an organization from scratch.  I am experienced in working with leading major donors and the corporate world. She possess excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills and the ability to develop and maintain mutually beneficial internal and external relationships. She  enjoys being part of, as well as managing, motivating and training any team to thrive in highly pressurized and challenging working environments

She is highly experienced in working in Africa, Europe, UK and USA 

Betty is married to Engineer Irvine Nyamapfene and she has 3 sons.

  Betty Makoni has a total of 26 global awards and honors  for excellence ,innovation and hard work 

·                     Newsweek Announced Betty Makoni is among 150 women who shake the world

·                     Nominee African Achievers Award-UK   May 2011

·                     Honorary Award  from Duke University of Medicine(Top Ten US College)-2011

·                     Decade Child Rights Hero by the World Children’s Prize alongside Graca Machel and Nelson Mandela  -Sweden -2010

·                     Interaction(Network of USA Non Profits) Humanitarian Award 2010

·                     The Women In Film and Television Awards-Los Angeles –USA

·                     CNN Heroes award for Protecting the Powerless-2009

·                     Giraffe Heroes Project Award 2009

·                     Unsung Heroes of Compassion Award -2009

·                     Amnesty International Ginetta Sagan Award for women and children’s rights, USA May 2008

·                     Elected Ashoka fellow- -Global leading Social Entrepreneurs in recognition of creative and entrepreneurial leadership and commitment to make large scale changes in Society

·                     Drivers of Change Award –Southern Africa Trust 2007

·                     Women Empowerment Award 2007

·                     Runner Up-Director of the Year Award for NGO sector in Zimbabwe-2008

·                     Finalist One World Person of the Year 2007

·                     One of the Ten Outstanding young people in the World by Junior Chamber International a worldwide leadership organization for young leaders and professionals

·                     Voted First out of  Ten  Outstanding Young in Zimbabwe 2007 the Junior Chamber Zimbabwe

·                     Awarded by the World Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child the Global Friends Award -2007

·                     World Children’s Prize an equivalent to Nobel Prize for Children in 2007 in a Global Vote by 5,2 million children in 85 countries

·                     Awarded the Zimbabwe Institute of Management National Contribution Award in 2007 immense contribution to the nation

·                     The United Nations Red Ribbon Award -2006 for addressing gender inequalities that fuel the HIV/AIDS epidemic

·                     Hafkin Prize Award Finalist, 2003

·                     Awarded for Creativity in Rural Life by the Women’s World Summit Foundation, Switzerland 2003.

·                     Prize Betty Makoni for Prevention of Child Abuse now renamed Prize for Prevention of Child Abuse is celebrated on 19 November annually

·                     Small Technical Grant Award for the most innovative Grassroots Community Based Strategy 

·                     Certificate of Honor by Global Philanthropy Forum for being the most Remarkable person, USA  2002

 

 

 

 

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Named one of the 150 women who shake the world by Newsweek
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    Bachelor of Arts Post Graduate Special Honours, 1991 - 1995
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Man's sex with 11-year-old not abusive, Italian court rules
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Betty Makoni: I’ll never stop fighting Female Genital Mutilation
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