GCN Founder, Betty Makoni, in San Francisco
IDEX invites GlobalGiving donors who are in the Bay Area to celebrate International Women's Day, and join us for an engaging conversation with award-winning, Zimbabwean activist, Betty Makoni and long-time host of KPFA's Africa Today, Walter Turner. Betty Makoni, founder of Girl Child Network (GCN), will share stories of her inspiring work in advancing the rights of the girl child in the context of the HIV/AIDS crisis in Zimbabwe.
Started in 1998 the after-school program that has grown into GCN, now has over 350 groups, reaches 20,000 girls and is recognized internationally as a model for promoting girls' rights. Betty's work is rooted in her unwavering belief that girls and women must be treated as equals with men and that they need to confront the injustices they face to ensure a better life.
Thursday, March 8, 5:30 Reception, 6:30 Program, at the World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco.
To RSVP visit www.idex.org, or call (415) 824-8384.