Angeline Murimirwa

Regional Executive Director of Camfed Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia

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Angeline Murimirwa

Angeline Murimirwa, née Mugwendere, was one of the first young women to receive support from Camfed to go to secondary school. She is now Regional Executive Director for Camfed Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

She understands from experience both the desire for education and the enormous hurdles girls face in securing their right to education. In a spirit of solidarity with those facing the same struggles she has overcome, Angeline became a founding member of Cama, dedicated to providing a support network for young women school-leavers in rural areas. An international speaker, Angeline has been elected onto the Board of the National Youth Council, represents Camfed on the UNAIDS Gender Task Force, and made a keynote presentation at the 2005 Global Exchange Forum hosted by the UK Foreign Policy Center. In 2006, she was awarded the Prize for Women's Creativity in Rural Life by the Women's World Summit Foundation in Switzerland.

Articles mentioning Angeline Murimirwa

  • Walking the path together: collective action drives gender parity in rural Africa

    Camfed alumnae in the CAMA network advocate for gender parity on International Women’s Day

    Young women leaders in the CAMA alumnae network demonstrated their deep commitment to collective action for gender parity this March. They celebrated International Women’s Day by volunteering, fundraising, honouring changemakers, and sharing their expertise with global leaders, showing what we can achieve when communities walk the path together.

  • Celebrating the Audacity to Dream, to Question, to Lead

    Angeline Murimirwa

    This week at the House of Lords, digital pioneer Martha Lane Fox gave Camfed a platform to show the world what’s possible when young women become leaders of change in Africa. Together we celebrated Camfed’s alumnae network, CAMA, which is altering the ‘default settings’ for girls from poor families.