Girl Child Network (GCN)

Girl Child Network's mission is to resocialise girls (0-18 years old) so that they articulate their individual and collective rights and strategically position themselves to take charge of their own empowerment.

Girl Child Network (GCN)
c/o IDEX 827 Valencia Street, Suite 101
San Francisco, California 94110
United States
415-824-8384
http://www.idex.org/gcn.html

Founder and Director

Betty Makoni

Project Leaders

Sarah Dotlich
Gillian Wilson

Mission

Girl Child Network's mission is to resocialise girls (0-18 years old) so that they articulate their individual and collective rights and strategically position themselves to take charge of their own empowerment.

Programs

GCN began as a club at a high school where girls met to share their concerns regarding forced marriage, virginity testing, rape, prostitution, HIV/AIDS and their limited economic opportunities. GCN now has over 300 clubs throughout Zimbabwe with more than 20,000 members, and three Empowerment Villages that shelter victims of sexual abuse. GCN also has numerous preventative projects including education, training, advocacy, and peer counseling for girls.

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