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Zimbabwe Gender Activist Muzvare Betty Makoni tribute to Hero Winnie Madikizela Mandela

In our Maungwe tribe of Makoni lying in the heart of Manicaland in Zimbabwe we say Gomo Rawa for such heroes of people. We then give a strong gun salute and bury women like Winnie Mandela in a place for legendaries. Gomo Rawa means a mountain has fallen.This is a mountain and its rubbles and heavy impact felt round the world. Heroes fight a good fight and rest. You did exactly that.

You fought a great fight and you inspired millions of generations in South Africa and the whole world. You inspired me personally. Rest in peace Winnie Mandela. Rest in peace daughter of the soil. You stood up against injustices. Many thrive today because of your dedication.

To be a wife and a woman and a mother is never easy. Throughout your political career you were real. You real the Queen of Africa.
Rest in peace my hero.
MuzvareBettyMakoni
MBM

Below I share a tribute  from Global Movement of African Diaspora and Migrants

Former Chitungwiza Ghetto girls mobilising to support hospital-Vasikana VeChitungwiza in Diaspora

Many turn their backs on places and people who brought them up especially if they are shanty and problems there seem endless. Not Linda Kute and other former Chitungwiza Ghetto girls. She recently formed an organisation called Vasikana VeChitungwiza in the Diaspora. She is now determined to mobilise all women and girls who were bred and brought up in Chitungwiza.

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I attended her first meeting at Holiday Inn express in Dustable on 1 October 2016. What struck me was her determination and passion  to establish  a  charity that could serve the  Chitungwiza community in UK and back home. The  Chitungwiza General Hospital was the first proposed  project. Speaker after speaker shared passionately about  how they saw the hospital being built when they were still young and how it had saved lives of many people who could not afford private hospitals. They also expressed concerns on lack of drugs, modern equipment, blankets and basics like baby milk. The meeting had great outcomes especially for the sick and frail in the city.  The outcomes of  the meeting were as follows

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  1. The attendees discussed how they would use resources available to buy syringes, milk bottles for babies whose mothers died during birth. A  story was shared by Evangelist Kalonga who   said that during her most recent visit to the hospital learnt about   a newly born baby whose mother died during birth and now to be taken to rural areas to be looked after by her grandmother. No viability assessment was done as there are no human and financial resources to do so. The child would need to feed on milk until such a time she could take more solid food. The attendees agreed that since the issue of feeding bottles and baby milk was more urgent based on what staff at the hospital said, some funds donated would be channeled towards purchase of  baby milk and bottles for the babies. Each tin of baby milk costs US$8 per month and none of the women or their families could afford this.
  2. It was agreed that those who wished to donate would do so. However, funds would be used based on needs of women and children at the children. The situation of women  who cannot afford to buy medication and pay for their treatment was agreed to be the most urgent priority. Therefore, the first project in future would be focused on the maternity ward.
  3. The project would go on a massive recruitment of former Chitungwiza girls and be headquartered in Luton. All meeting attendees agreed to establish a local organisation to bring all of them together. It was agreed that capacity building of members in leadership and fundraising would go a long way in strengthening the women in UK and Zimbabwe.
  4. Grant plan would see the project grow and approach some bigger donors in future. It was strongly felt that for now, more advocacy was necessary to ensure there is an awareness in UK on plight of women and children using Chitungwiza hospital. Therefore Linda and her team agreed to work closely with all organisations supporting Zimbabwe projects.

The meeting attendees were inspiring. Their commitment to come together was amazing. Two of the attendees travelled all the way from Leeds.

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A T-shirt has been launched and is available for sale  to help in fundraising efforts. See Ms Barbara Chinyani.

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Donations are welcome and please donate to Vasikana VeChitungwiza Account Number 03923851 and Sort Code is 20-45-45, Barclays Bank.

For more details please contact Linda Kute on all social media and on her personal email daisonlinda@gmail.com

Women Empowermen A Reality:First Female Global Network presents ‘The Global Visionary Women’s Network

Liverpool’s First Female Global Network presents ‘The Global Visionary Women’s Network’ very first global convention at the heart of the Cosmopolitan City of Liverpool.

 

On Friday 11th July 2014, as an integral part of the ‘International Business Festival 2014’, Liverpool’s First Female Global Network presents The Global Visionary Women’s Network’ very first global convention at the prestigious IFB Hub, which is situated in the heart of the Cosmopolitan City of Liverpool, in the affluent Waterfront district. The Convention was  officially opened by The City’s First Citizen and Lord Mayor, Cllr Erica Kemp.

The Global Visionary Women Network brought  together some very prominent and highly renowned international and national leaders and speakers. The speakers ranged from Royalty, Visionaries, Pioneers, to Executives. The day that was  led by women of substance. The Global Convention is an exclusive and highly empowering event and ideal for anyone seeking empowerment and to become skilled at global co-operation among the world’s women. This is now one of the most prestigious events on Liverpool’s social event calendar.

The IFB 2014 Event  hosted 200 delegates from across the globe and boasts some of the World’s leading Female Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Visionaries as key speakers.  These inspiring women travelled from far and wide to share their knowledge, experiences and wisdom with the City of Liverpool and its existing and emerging leaders.

The focus of the day was on  empowering women globally to overcome the potential barriers they encounter, and contribute in strategic leadership roles towards the economic, social, and political development of their respective countries, and share good practices.  Exploration of the differing barriers facing women across the globe and encourage delegates to learn from the experiences of others will be key during the day.

This was  an all day convention, which included plenary sessions, keynote speeches, workshops, debates, exhibition and a red carpet reception luxurious conference dinner, entertainment/fashion show and networking event in the evening at The Liverpool Marriott Hotel.

More official links to the story are below and please watch more press as it will be updated

The proceedings of the day and speakers in details to inspire you Click here