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Past Speaking Events

 

betty-speaker-150x150Muzvare Betty Makoni has spoken at over 2000 high profile events to include top universities, United Nations, Amnesty International and has been featured key note speaker at many major donor fundraising events like, Stephen Lewis, Firelight Foundation, Global Fund for Women  Oxfam Novib. She has spoken at social events and small campaigns like weddings, birthdays and funerals. Muzvare Betty Makoni speaks at social events like weddings, launch of burial societies ,birthdays, graduation parties. Betty speaks to every human being regardless of class, race, colour, religion or political affiliation. If you missed any speaking events for Muzvare Betty Makoni please visit her You Tube channel here Click right here and be inspired

  • 7 March Leadership Summit by Global Visionary Women Network- 11am to 7p.m
  • 7 March African Women`s Dinner at Thistle Hotel –Marble Arch -7p.m
  • 21 March Divas of Colour Awards Ceremony –
  • 28 March –International Women`s Event-Barnet Refuge Service-11am
  • 4 April Never Again Royal Night-5pm
  • 9 May- Women4Africa Dinner Awards VIP Guests
  • 16 May Lift Effects- Extraordinary Lady Speaks
  • 20 May -Women in Prison Campaigning Workshop-Amnesty International
  • 11 July -Global Convention-Liverpool -Speaking
  • 8 to 13 August-Travel to Peace conference in South Korea
  • 6th  September -Fundraising mentoring and coaching
  • 13 to 15 September -Greece with ESA for Sharon
  • 10 October- Annalia Mugomba Birthday Event and United Nations Day of the Girl Child – GCNW Awards Dinner for girls
  • 15 to 16 October -Empower Diversity Forum TBC
  • 12 December, Mayor of Lambeth Fundraiser
  • 27-28 December ,World Confluence -Guest Speaker -India
  • Mayor of Lambeth- Fundraiser for Girl Child Network Worldwide
  •  12th of July -Lift Effects talk on Extraordinary Lady Speaks theme” Where it all Started”
  • 12th July -Launch of Universal Business Woman
  • 14 July-ChangeMakers workshop
  • 19 July -Leah African Desinger Birthday Party
  • 26th July- Music Relief Launch- Confirmed
  • 28 July to 4 August-To  be confirmed program
  • 31 July-Fundraiser in Birmingham-TBC
  • 6th June-Fundraising meeting in Basildon
  • 11 June -Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative-Receptions(Secretary Hague and Tearfund)
  • 12 June -Praxis 2014 Symposium
  • 12 June-Vox Televsion on FGM Pane
  • 13 June -Television show
  • 17 June-Restored UK meeting for Trustees
  • 19 June- Princess of Arize show
  • 20 June -Patricia Chitsiga Fundraiser for Makwiro Primary school
  • 21st June-Dinner with Parker events TBC-Maybe my birthday too
  • 22 June-Very Private birthday day  at Mama Sonia
  • 28th June-Tombstone Unveiling for daughter to Muzvare Princess Makoni
  • 29th June- Thanks Giving at Cantebury Cathedral
  • 5 July -Women Empowerment workshop in Brighton
  • 31st May-Women of Love conference in Ireland-Speaking
  • 10th May- Women4Africa Awards-Recognition Award
  • 11th to 15 May-Esther  Graduation in Washington DC?????
  • 17th  May-Ruth for women launch in Leeds
  • 19th & 20th of May 2014-Leadership course-Praxis Community Projects
  • 24th May-New Voices Wagon Book Launch -Leicester University
  • 12th April- FGM Fundraiser
  • 17th April, 2014 Speaking at African and Carribean NGOs-an event organised by Edith Parker
  • 26th April-Zimbabwe Independence celebrations with Kudzi Kofi
    •  26th April-Launch of Fikelephi Jackson Ministries-In Support of
  • 28th April, 2014-speaking at London event -Good agency
  • 30th April-People Campaigner Conference-UK -Key Note Speaker
  • 3rd  May 2014, Launch of Black Women Rock, UK-Guest speaker
  • 2 April -Girls networking meeting-London-Private
  • 5thApril 2014- Second Anniversary of Never again Royal Night and Fundraiser for Girl Child Network Worldwide
  • 31 March to 1 April- Ashoka day out
  • 29 March Afruca champions on child protection in Esse
  • 20  March-Radio Interview-On20  March-Radio Interview-One Harmony Radio
  • 22 March- Black Divas Award Dinner
  • 24 March -The Presentation of the Idea -London in Oxford
  • 13 March -Radio show at Resonance
  • 18 March -Partnership with Women Peace Federation at House of Commons-International Women`s Day
  • 7th March, second international Powerhouse women conference8th  March, International women`s day speaking-New Direction event-2pm to 4 pm
  • 8th March, International Women`s day- Speaker -Cooperatives London 5pm to 8pm
  • 1 March 2014-Key Note Speaker at International Women Business Power Show -1045am
  • 1 March 2014-Jean Day-Spiritual and Church Abuse Awareness -Launch of International Women`s Day-3PM
  • 8 February, On Princess of Arize Global Gender and Women Empowerment Expert panel
  • 1 February, Launch of African Charities in UK  joint fundraising initiative -for the first time
  • 14 February- Celebrating our 21st Anniversary in love-Love dance party-Red and Black affair
  • 15 th of Feb. 2014- Keynote speaker at the Glowing Future event
  • Power People Conference Preparations
  • 25 January -Cofacilitator of a writer`s empowerment workshop in Leicester
  • 18 January -Meeting on Black History Month Team Organizing
  • 1-3 December- African Forum for Children Validating Report on Violence Against Children-Africa
  • 4 December- Fundraiser for Orphaned children in Africa happening in Cardiff. Delighted to get an award-1pm to 6pm
  • 5 December-South West London Borough Surgery with Women Resources Center
  • 7 December- It starts with me campaign-HIV and AIDS -Fundraiser
  • 10 December-Network Lunch with Restored UK
  • One minute speech on CNN
    One minute speech on CNN

    13 December-Speaking at Dinner Fundraiser dinner dance fundraising for  women refuge center.AHT.ORG.

  • 16 December- Ashoka UK Christmas Dinner
  • 20 November- Ashoka UK Fellows Day-Time to be inspired
  • 21 November-Women, Peace and Security Training
  • 21 November-Ashoka Fellows Dinner
  • 22 November- Restored UK AGM
  • 22 NovemebrMy brother graduation ceremony in Birmingham
  • 23 November-Fundraiser in Portsmouth with Lindani Moyo(Details coming)
  • 25 November -Thomas Reuters Trust Law-Partnership Networking Event
  • 26 November- UN Day of Elimination of Violence against Women and girls- Committee room 6, House of Commons. UK Parliament 530-7.30pm by Women Women’s Federation for World Peace UK
  • 28 November-Speaking at Refugee Council-UK
  • 28 November-Ashoka UK Day
  • 30th November-Fundraiser for African Women Network -Nottingham
  • 14 November -Ashoka UK Dinner
  • 15 November, Ashoka UK Meeting
  • 16 November-Fundraiser for Girl Child Network Worldwide orgnaised by Sasha and supported by Santino in Brent
  • 10 November, Pan Afrikan Event for Black History Month
  •  9 November -Patricia Tsiga Book launch and Fundraiser for Makwiro school in Zimbab
  • 6 November meeting with Women`s Aid in London
  • 5 November – Attending Panel with UN Rapporteur on Violence against women-London
  • 2 November -Launch of 1st Anniversary of Help Us Help Ourselves  and book launch (Dinner)
  • 31 October to 1 November-Key Speaker at Africa Global Women In Business Forum 2013-London.Thursday, 31st October, 2013.12.00   SESSION 2: Africa Rising: The African Diaspora Women and their Role in Africa’s Economic Growth and Development
  • 30 October-Violence against women and HIV and AIDS  conference in London- Speaking
  • 25 Receiving an award from BEFFTA-Humanitarian Honorary Award
  • 26 October Pauline Long and BEFfTA  Nominee as Best Author
  • 26 October- Receiving an award from National Black Crown Prosecution UK -Profile Courage Award
  • 24 October-Zimbabwe Diaspora conference-Speaking
  • 24 October-Launch Exhibition of Restored UK
  • 14 October -Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) students committee at the University of Sheffield will have Muzvare Betty Makoni as guest speaker on Monday 14th October 5-7pm to present on Black feminism and women’s rights. The event will be part of a series of events  for Black History Month.
  • 15 -17 October- Advanaced Stabiliation Course-Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative
  • 18 October-Private Preparatory meeting at Ashoka
  • 11 Ocober- United Nations Day of the Girl Child at Our Lady`s  Convent
  • 12 th October -Afruca Family conference-11am
  • 27,28 and 29 September in Greece on women`s empowerment summit
  • 4 October Muzvare Betty Makoni is guest speaker and officially opens a state of the art school in London
  • 5 October- Speaker at inspired women charity
  • 5 October-Receiving an award from Canada
  • 6 October- Spiwe Harper -Book launch
  • 7th September -Linda Kute Graduation
  •  September-Speaking at Royal Society panel on Zimbabwe-Post election -what is there for the women and girls
  • 31 August – Girl Child Network Zimbabwe launch of Never Again Royal Night
  • 31 August-Leave No Girl Behind Speech via video for girls international day
  • 17 August Tyra Tsitsi event in Birmingham-can come get signed copy of book
  • 3 August Lorraine Dzidzai Face of the Globe Event -Girl Child Network chosen charity from 7pm
  •  9 August, Guest of Heather at event to celebrate SA women`s day by Chamber of Commerce
  • Speaker at Women of Africa Association in Bedfordshire-1 December 2012 World Aids Day
  • Speaker, Launch of a charity, Help us help ourselves-London on 1 December 2012
  • Keynote speaker at Restored UK AGM and Violence against women conference -24 November UK
  • House of Commons Women World Peace panel on forced marriages -London-19  November 2012
  • Celebrations to mark Make every woman count 10th Anniversary -London -31 November 2012
  • Keynote speaker UN Day of the Girl Child launch in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa  with Leave No Girl Behind -27-31 October 2012
  • Keynote speaker at Women Human Rights Defenders conference-London, UK 25 October 2012 l
  • Speaker at Aspire Essex    Black History Month Event, Basildon ,19 October 2012 
  • Guest speaker-Launch of BB Goldsmith Autobiography, When everything else fails, say NO to poverty-13 October 2012
  • Speaker at Maya Angelou Women Global Health Summit- 27 September 2012- North Carolina
  • Guest speaker – Launch of Day of the Girl Child ,Our Lady`s Convent school for girls -London 11 October 2012
  •   Betty Makoni amongst speakers at Divine House women event in Wolverhampton-4 August 2012
  •  Betty Makoni speaking at House of Mercy International launch on 21 July
  • Betty Makoni book signing at Mbuya Stella Chiweshe Zimarts day-London 8 July
  •   Betty Makoni spoke at Juneteenth Event held in NYC SGI Culture Centre on June 16th Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday in the United States honouring African American heritage by commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. State of Texas in 1865. Texas, as a part of the Confederacy, was resistant to the Emancipation Proclamation, and though slavery was very prevalent in East Texas, it was not as common in the Western areas of Texas. Juneteenth commemorates June 18 and 19, 1865. June 18 is the day federal troops arrived in Texas, to take possession of the state and enforce the emancipation of its slaves. That day has since become known as Juneteenth, a name coming from a portmanteau of the words June and like nineteenth and other numbers ending with
  • Betty speaks at Zim achievers awards  Queen, It’s a New Day Fundraiser in Seattle 16 June 2012
  •  Betty Makoni is on US tour in Washington DC, Los Angeles, Seattle and New York to receive an award, speak, fundraise and meet inspirational women and men, girls and boys to form networking forums to advance the rights of girls-8 to 18 June 2012
  •  Betty Makoni speaks at Zimbabwe Achievers Awards-28 April 2012
  •  Give a Future Charity Concert to fundraise for children in rural Gokwe
  •  Betty Makoni invited to speak at Churches Together at Stanford Le Hope-Essex UK. This Sunday (4 April)at the Salvation Army Stanford le Hope we are holding our Churches together service for the local community. We shall be considering the Disciple meeting Jesus on the Emmaus Road. Our special guest is Betty Makoni founder of the Girl Child Network
  •  Betty Makoni was honoured to have her story and the Girl Child Empowerment Model included in this book- a masterpiece and a must to buy for everyone who is passionate about Africa. As an organisation we want to say congratulations to you Rob and Nikki for the job well done. Betty Makoni Spoke at the Royal Commonwealth Society on day book was launched on 2 April 2012 http://ontheupbooklaunch.eventbrite.com/
  •  Betty Makoni was honoured to be one of the guest speakers at the FOREST GATE Methodist Church Zimbabwe Fellowship – UK for the International women`s day. She will share her story and her work and offer advice on how we can protect children. She will raise awareness on need for church to help stop violence against women and girls. You are all welcome to attend and details are below.
  • Betty Makoni was pleased to join WomenAround The Globe (WAG) at  International Women`s day Celebrations to be held in London on 17 March 2012. She will be a guest speaker together with London`s most prominent women leaders.
  • Betty Makoni was among speakers at Consultation Seminar on Child Marriage in London on 23 March 2012 .This consultation seminar is organised by Enabling Education Network (EENET),Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development (FORWARD), and International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). The event will provide a platform for information sharing, discussion and insights into on-going programmes and interventions to address child marriage. It will benefit policy makers, programme staff, students and researchers working on international development in the areas of human rights, violence against women and girls, and children’s rights.
  •  CNN Hero Betty Makoni was Guest Speaker  at Black Women`s Conference –UK 2012- The Black Students’ Campaign represents more than one million students of African, Arab, Asian and Caribbean descent at a local and national level on all issues affecting Black students.
  •  Betty Makoni New Poetry Book, A woman Once a girl on Project Empowerment Radio showv Betty Makoni guest speaker at Apostolic Gospel Academy Community awards – in Leicester-26 November 2011
  • Betty Makoni speaks at Member spotlight -special ZAA Winners Reception and Networking evening. Networking has become the most powerful tool in business, deals, partnerships, new clients and networks are now made through   networking, The August event will also be a special ZAA Winners reception.www.zimbusinessnetwork.com
  • Betty Makoni  invited to the  African Women in Business Conference on 29 July sharing Her story and How she got to where she is now, the work and successes she had with the Girl Child Network and African women and leadership – Exploring the significance of women getting into leadership positions to inspire young girls and women in Africa
  • Speaker at Invitation by Honourable  Kevin Brennan MP at The Mardi Launch Reception at House of Common
  • Facilitator at Immigrants in distress workshop on Violence Against Women-South End on Sea, UK  ,25 May 2011
  • Speaker at International Women`s fair Ghana -The working woman`s contribution to development -7 -8 May 2011
  • Speaker at Sierra Canyon Private School –Los Angeles -8 March 2011
  • Key Note Speaker at Firelight Foundation International Women`s Day –Santa Cruz ,California-7 March 2011
  • Guest at invitation by The Archbishop of Canterbury on behalf of Tearfund to attend the launch of Silent No More, a Tearfund report, followed by consultation on church responses to sexual violence at Lambeth Palace-21 March  2011
  • Speaker San Juan Island- 21 January Seattle 2011
  • Featured Guest Speaker- Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day. A Performance Art Event Featuring Women’s Stories of Resilience and Vision A Benefit for Center for Domestic Peace, Home of Marin Abused Women’s Service
  • Foreign and Commonwealth meeting-8 November 2010 –London
  • Speaker-North Nottinghamshire Independent Domestic Abuse services Ltd-27 October 2010 Leicester
  • EU Parliamentary Hearing on Zimbabwe-Women and girls-5-7 October 2010 EU Parliament Belgium
  • Presentation at South End On Sea Council Black and Ethnic Minority ,Essex ,5 July 2010
  • Speaker –Results UK-London 11 March 2011
  • Speaker Victim support Annual General meeting-2010
  • Guest Speaker Mayor`s court -Community Living in Harmony-2010
  • Key note Speaker South end  on Sea Mind Conference –Essex,23 June 2010
  • Guest Lecturer at Global Fund Founder ,Anne Firth Murray’s class at Stanford University -4 April 2010
  • Redwood City school in California Speech -2 April 201
  • Speaking at New Seasons Fundraising events –Two black churches
  • NY NYU Wagner School’s Student Alliance for Africa, NYU Wagner
  • Presentation to Social students at Humber College –Toronto Canada
  • Guest Lecturer SGI, Buddhist Center -8 April 2010
  • Featured Guest Speaker 2011 Celebration of Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King at Duke University Hospital One of Top Ten US Universities
  • Speaker Matabeleland  Development Organisation Launch-London
  • Speaker at 60 Million Girls Fundraiser November -200
  • Speaker-Results Canada October 2009
  • The Girl Child In The Era of HIV and AIDS – Paper presented at International XVI AIDS Conference, Ontario, Canada, August 2006
  • Southern African Regional Violence Against Women – Paper presented  at Regional Partnership Seminar, Johannesburg, Kapanong Hotel, 8-13 May 2006
  • Impact of HIV  and AIDS  on Education in the SADC Region – regional workshop on guidance Counselling and HIV and AIDS, Manchichi Bay Lodge, Lake Kariba in Zambia, 20-24 March 2006
  • Gender Based violence preventive strategy –International Conference on Gender Based violence, Royal Swazi Sun Convention Centre Swaziland- hosted by SWAGAA, March 6-8, 2006
  • Culture And HIV with focus on the Girl Child – Oxfam Regional HIV/AIDS Policy, Law and Women’s Rights Partnership Program/Planning Workshop, Kopanong Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa, 12-13 April 2005
  • Linking Gender Based Violence and HIV/AIDS with focus on the Girl Child-Southern African Regional Mainstreaming Symposium, Sun International Hotel, Mbambane, Swaziland, 5-7 April 200
  • HIV and AIDS and The Girl Child at The Auxillia Chimsoro Awards –Future Group Ceremony, Royal Harare Golf Club, 2 December 2004
  • The Girl Child and HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe – paper presented during celebrations to mark International World AIDS Day – Chinhenga Community Celebrations, Nyanga, 26 November 2003
  • Target Beneficiary And Humanitarian Assistance for Orphaned Girls-GCN as a case study-Paper presented At Rotary International Club of Avondale, Harare, 4 November 2003
  • The Rural Girl Child In Zimbabwe And GCN As A Model Of Change -Paper presented at the Prize For Women’s creativity in rural life by Women’s World Summit Foundation Geneva Switzerland, 15 October 2003
  • Women’s Rights Are Human Rights-Frontline for Human Rights Defenders, Ireland, Dublin, 10-12 September 2003
  • Strategies Addressing Education, Health and Human Development in Zimbabwe – Girl Child Network as an Effective model. Plenary Session,  Global Philanthropy Forum USA, June 2003
  • Overview of Girl Child In Zimbabwe, paper presented to US-based donors to include Global Fund For Women, Firelight Foundation, Global Exchange, International Development Exchange, USA. June 2000
  • Empowering Women at The Grassroots, The Plight of The Girl Child In Zimbabwe, Non-formal Education As a Platform For Social Change, Papers presented at the Grant Makers Without Borders, USA, 2002
  • Raising Awareness on HIV/AIDS, Children’s Rights And Virginity Testing, Mhandara days, Osborne Dam, December 2002.

Muzvare Betty Makoni Is A Girl Child Rights Activist, UK Gender Based Violence Expert,CNN Hero, Speaker, Published Author & Poet, Theatre Director, Educationist, Philanthropist, Ashoka Fellow, Human Rights Defender, Mentor, Trainer, Coach, One of 150 Women Who Shake The World, Social Critic, Critical Thinker, Mother &Wife

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