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Betty Makoni – CNN Hero

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Betty Makoni – Photo courtesy of CNN Betty Makoni has been nominated as a CNN Hero for her work protecting the powerless. Betty was interviewed on Larry King Live on June 4, 2009. To read CNN’s story on Betty and watch CNN’s two videos featuring Betty and the work of Girl Child Network go to […]

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GCN Celebrates Ten Years

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To celebrate 10 years of their work Betty sent all of Girl Child Network’s funders and supporters a heart felt thank you. IDEX is honored to know Betty Makoni and everyone at GCN and glad to have played a roll in your inspiring success. Thank you Betty and GCN for your hard work. And to […]

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Hope For Change in Zimbabwe

Betty Makoni, Founder of GCN, sent women in the USA a congratulatory message on the inauguration of Barack Obama, and the smooth transition of government. Dear sisters in USA Warm greetings, Yesterday we were all glued to Botswana television and watched USA make history on Inauguration of their first young, energetic intelligent and black president. […]

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Betty Makoni speaks out in The New York Times

Zimababwe has been in the world’s spotlight since the elections earlier this year. Betty Makoni, a founding member of Girl Child Network, has kept IDEX informed of what has been happening as she sees it. Some of the stories have been truly distressing. Speaking out the 17th International AIDS Conference in Mexico City this week […]

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Betty Makoni Recipient of 2008 Ginetta-Sagan Award

IDEX is excited to announce that Betty Makoni, founder of Girl Child Network (GCN) in Zimbabwe has been awarded the 2008 Ginetta-Sagan Award for Women’s and Children’s Rights. “We are transforming victims into survivors, survivors into leaders. We help girls stand on their own feet and fight back against violence and exploitation.” Betty Makoni. Since […]

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News from Zimbabwe and GCN

Author and filmmaker Michealene Risley recently traveled to Zimbabwe to visit IDEX partner, Girl Child Network (GCN) and founding member Betty Makoni. Betty and Michealene had met during a visit to the US where Betty had inspired and impressed Michealene. Michealene’s trip to Zimbabwe was to document the abuse of girls in Africa for her […]

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