Alec Egili is a boy aged 17 who came to cheer me at CNN Heroes award 2009 when I received an award from CNN for protecting the powerless. For two years he worked very hard at his school Sierra Canyon to have a human rights day where they will set up tents to raise awareness on abuse of girls in Zimbabwe ,Darfur region and many other places. Alec has a human rights club at school and I take it to be best practice in that the boys are doing what older men failed to do worldwide-being men of quality who in action support gender equality. To show that men and boys can stop abusing girls and start supporting them. Alec asked me to come to his school to come and give a key note address and this trip coincides with celebration of International Women`s Day 100 years anniversary. I have made Alec`s dream come true and I am hoping many boys who want to emulate Alec are free to join me on face book and learn more
It looks after 100 years since this day was launched we have boys from today saying no more abuse of women and girls. What a great way to start a new world free of violence against women and girls
I invite all friends to follow me on this global activism trip where sponsorship on this trip by Alec`s school and his mother has opened a flood gate of opportunities for me to be on many events in California and present our vision for girls empowerment in Africa for 21st century
Please see events below and thank you so much Girl Child Network Zimbabwe long term partner Firelight Foundation ,Dining for Women and Deborah Fischer for extending invitations for me to come celebrate 100 years of International Women `s Day celebrations and to lead women on the bridge
Muzvare Betty Makoni Radio show Presents -Boys of Quality supporting Gender Equality in Los Angeles USA-By Betty Makoni
The world will be a better place for women and girls if Alec Egili a young boy aged 17 who started fighting to end violence against girls gets all the support there is in the world. For years Alec and his friends at school through their club organised a day to show case the work of Girl Child Network and other human rights organisations. They have a achieved a lot. I know they had a desire for me come speak on my work for girls. We have made this possible
It is my pleasure to present a keynote address at Sierra Canyon School’s Children’s Rights Camp event on March 9, 2011. Alec Eginli and the members of the Friends of Rights, Equality, and Emancipation organization have been working steadily for two years to raise awareness about the Girl-Child Network.Finally I will be there to say thank you boys. The world is becoming a better place because of children
Tune in and hear me speak to Alec about his work for girls and human rights www.zimonlineradio.com 6pm UK time and 9am USA time
Invitation to attend Women and The World, a celebration of the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day
Betty Makoni has been formally invited to attend Women and The World, a celebration of the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, to be held at 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, on Monday, March 7th, 7:30 pm.
The event is a benefit for the work of their local domestic violence agency the Center for Domestic Peace, home of Marin Abused Women’s Services. It is being co sponsored by the United Nations Association-San Francisco chapter, UNA-Marin and UNA-Sonoma counties, along with GlobalChill.org, a burgeoning project connecting youth creative activists through the performing arts toward a culture of co existence.
Girl Child Network Zimbabwe has sent video footage and the center is thrilled that the footage of teen girls from all over the world will include a girl from the Girl Child Network program in Zimbabwe.
The center said that they would like to recognize Betty Makoni and the work the organization is doing. Betty is also invited to speak
Any friends of Betty Makoni are welcome and and ticketing reservations will be done in advance
Deborah French Frisher
Dining for Women and Firelight Foundation Present Women on The Bridge
International Women’s Day March 8, 2011
International Women’s Advocate & CNN Hero Betty Makoni Keynote Speaker
Firelight Foundation740 Front Street, Suite 380
1pm to 3pm
Join Us on the River Street Pedestrian Bridge in Santa Cruz (Behind the Ross Store)
to mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day
Betty will then lead the Women on the Bridge Event
On 8 March 2011, women, children, and men from all over the world will make history. By joining together to stand on Bridges all over the World, we will mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. Last year, over 20,000 people took part in the first-ever Join Me on the Bridge campaign www.womenforwomen.org/bridge with 119 events including Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kosovo, Canada, Mexico and Belgium.
This year, International Women’s Advocate & Recipient of the CNN Hero’s Award Betty Makoni will be the Key Note Speaker for “Women on The Bridge” in Santa Cruz. Betty Makoni founded the Girl Child Network in her home country of Zimbabwe to provide a safe haven for young victims of sexual abuse. Her organization has rescued more then 45,000 girls since 2001.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tamara Cucchiara West Coast Regional Manager, DFW
Human Rights Day at Sierra Canyon School in Los Angeles ,United States of America
It is my pleasure to present a the keynote address at Sierra Canyon School’s Children’s Rights Camp event on March 9, 2011. Alec Egili and the members of the Friends of Rights, Equality, and Emancipation organization have been working steadily for two years to raise awareness about the Girl-Child Network. Finally I will be there to say thank you boys. The world is becoming a better place because of children