I am honoured to be Child Rights Decade Hero. I started Girl Child Network a decade ago in Zimbabwe and helped thousands of girls to reach their potential as women leaders. I did this work not for personal gain but to donate who I am to inspire more girls. Today I come to the world to say I am an empowered woman.I blog on what can help an African girl to be what I am today. There is a silent genocide of African girls because of harmful cultural practices.
Muzvare Betty Makoni
CNN Hero and Decade Child Rights Hero
Monday, 24 August 2015
Books First, Babies Later-Prevention is better than cure
Now we must face the facts and tell young girls that marriage is never guaranteed at all. Therefore have your empowerment handbag before babies. Not everyone who will have babies with you will marry you. Secure your future first and the rest will follow. Stories we have listened to for decades and things that happened to us and many girls as we grew up make us think about facing up to facts. Books First and Babies Later -Just food for thought