#StrongerForGirls

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Ekenia Chifamba: “I am deeply committed to improving the lives of girls and women in Zimbabwe”

Interviewed and edited by Edinah Masanga Ekenia Chifamba-Chidodo is one of the leading champions for girls emancipation to come out of Zimbabwe. She founded an organisation which fights for girls rights and moves for their total emancipation and has made phenomenal strides in a short space of time. In April 2017, she received an award … Continue reading Ekenia Chifamba: “I am deeply committed to improving the lives of girls and women in Zimbabwe”

Chess Champion Jesse February: Men assume a quick, painless victory against me but get proven wrong

Interviewed and edited by Edinah Masanga 20-year-old Jesse February is an unsung chess whiz who takes joy in overpowering male opponents who approach the board with assumptions of a walk-over because she is female. She has won many chess accolades (we have created a catalogue of her numerous wins at the end of this article) … Continue reading Chess Champion Jesse February: Men assume a quick, painless victory against me but get proven wrong

Angeline Makore: Sparking the Resilience, Empowerment, Activism and Development of girls and young women

Interviewed and edited by Edinah Masanga Angel Makore is a young woman on a mission. She is a passionate activist for women and girls rights. She is also studying psychology. She shares her vision with us. Who is Angel Makore? I’m a women and girls rights activist and a student psychologist. I run a not … Continue reading Angeline Makore: Sparking the Resilience, Empowerment, Activism and Development of girls and young women

Dr. Chipo Dendere: “If we want to transform Africa completely then Africa’s girls must be given the opportunity to learn”

Interviewed and edited by Edinah Masanga Chipo Dendere is one of the women putting Zimbabwe on the map; highly educated, strong and vocal. She is part of the huge number of diaspora based intellectuals working hard as an informal think tank on the future of Zimbabwe – writing eloquently about the politics of her motherland. … Continue reading Dr. Chipo Dendere: “If we want to transform Africa completely then Africa’s girls must be given the opportunity to learn”

Zvisinei Dzapasi Mamutse: challenging the myth of menstruation conversation as taboo

Interviewed and edited by Edinah Masanga Zimbabwean born and US resident Zvisinei Dzapasi Mamutse is on a mission to empower girls from her country of origin. Her organization, Vasikana Project, supports girls with material and other needs so that they do not miss school. When did you start working for girls? Something happened to me … Continue reading Zvisinei Dzapasi Mamutse: challenging the myth of menstruation conversation as taboo

Dr. Hellen Venganai: “I want girls to dream beyond their gender and social backgrounds”

Interviewed and edited by Edinah Masanga Dr. Hellen Venganai is one of the most educated women in Zimbabwe and is reaching back to the grassroots, leading girls on a path she herself has walked against all odds; education. Dr, with all this education you could be anyone you want to be but here you are, … Continue reading Dr. Hellen Venganai: “I want girls to dream beyond their gender and social backgrounds”