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In their Opinion piece on Devex, CAMFED Co-Executives Angeline Murimirwa and Lucy Lake urge the global education community to tackle the fundamental, structural inequalities that are at the root of the problems that perpetuate girls’ and women’s marginalization. 

Their article follows the announcement that CAMFED was honored with the 2021 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, which in turn is resulting in a number of high profile media opportunities for the young women leaders in our CAMFED Association, working every day to change the status quo for girls for good.

We need to embrace a fresh perspective on girls’ education. That means delineating between girls’ education and women’s leadership so that the former is recognized for what it is: The precursor to a fundamental disruption of the status quo that will ultimately lead to systemic change.

Angeline Murimirwa and Lucy Lake, CAMFED Co-Executives

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Devex Op Ed: Looking at girls' education through a different lens

If we are to tackle the most pressing global problems – from climate change to poverty, social injustice to poor health – we need greater representation of women in leadership roles.

That starts with ensuring girls can go to school, stay there, succeed, and support each other into adulthood.  Our leaders in the CAMFED Association are showing how.

 

Read the girls' education Op Ed on Devex

Recent media coverage of CAMFED's leadership model

Recent CAMFED media interviews and articles highlight the power of grassroots leadership, when those once at the margins deploy their expertise in support of each other, and in service to their communities:

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NPR: Marc Silver reunited with Angie Murimirwa

Following up with Angeline Murimirwa three years after their first meeting, Marc Silver explores how CAMFED’s leadership model has helped girls and their families cope with COVID-19, and what’s next.

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Ms.: It takes a village to raise a leader

Writing in Ms. Magazine, CAMFED Association member Judith Msindo from Zimbabwe describes her rise from a background of extreme deprivation to fierce advocate for girls’ and women’s rights. 

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People: Highlighting the Hilton Humanitarian Prize

Catching up with Angeline Murimirwa,  People’s Simon Perry explores the importance of the world’s biggest humanitarian prize, and the high profile philanthropists supporting CAMFED’s work. 

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Devex: Girls' education - The starting point for climate action

Forget Shareka, CAMFED Association member and climate-smart entrepreneur, joins CAMFED’s Catherine Boyce to tell Rumbi Chakamba about one of the most overlooked catalysts of climate action.

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My Joy Online: Esther's international Moringa business

Esther, a young woman entrepreneur supported by CAMFED Ghana, has already trained 600 others, and  her Moringa soap business is booming, exporting to several continents.

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Chronicle of Philanthropy: A unique network of leaders

Faith Nkala, National Director of CAMFED Zimbabwe,  explains how our women leaders use their lived experience and commitment to create a better world for the younger generation.

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Devex: Unlocking the limitless potential of African youth

Dzingai Mutumbuka and Vongai Nyahunzvi on how young people across our continent can lead sustainable change from the grassroots, if only we unlock their limitless potential.

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