Zain Asher and CAMFED’s Angie Murimirwa explore how leadership and entrepreneurship ignited by girls’ education challenges traditional gender norms.
CAMFED 2021 media highlights: Our movement on the global stage
Interviews and insights in 2021
As we look back on 2021, we are grateful to all the journalists and writers who took the time to learn about our movement, speak to our women leaders, and bring their voices and expertise to national and global audiences, underscoring that those with lived experience of exclusion are the experts in what it takes to get girls into school, help them to learn, support them to succeed, and unlock their power to lead.
In a feature on 29-year-olds across 29 different countries, Dorothy Sam, CAMFED Association member and trainer of Learner Guides, shares her experience.
Forbes’ Andrew Wight interviews CAMFED Association member Dorcas Lukwesa from Zambia about her solution to hunger and the effects of climate change.
CAMFED Association leader and education activist Judith from Zimbabwe writes for Ms. Magazine about the transformative power of education.
Marc Silver met CAMFED Executive Director Angeline Murimirwa in 2018, and he caught up with her again to discuss current challenges to education equality.
CAMFED Association leaders Fiona Mavhinga and Esnath Divasoni discuss the global good of girls’ education and women’s leadership in the BBC’s ‘39 Ways to Save the Planet’.
On World Day of Social Justice, CAMFED Executive Director Angeline Murimirwa spoke on CNBC Africa about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on girls’ education.
CAMFED was cited by Phillip Inman in the Guardian (UK) as perhaps most important aid organisation of the moment, as he addressed the life-saving power of girls’ education and vaccines.
This interview with Siyana and Andy Huszar in Forbes explores the philanthropy partnership between New York fashion brand Marcella and CAMFED – with an emphasis on sustainability and ethics.
CAMFED Ghana hosted a Learner Guide open day in Mankessim, Central Region for stakeholders, policymakers, administrators and students.
Forget Shareka, a CAMFED Association member and climate-smart agriculture entrepreneur tells her story to Linda Ness and Suzie Thorpe on the Women Making Waves podcast.
CAMFED Ghana has partnered with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) to champion sustainable, climate-smart agricultural practices. Our National Director, Sally Ofori-Yeboah, signed the MOU.
Esnath Divasoni is a trainer on CAMFED’s Agriculture Guide program and farms insects in Zimbabwe. Charlotte Ashton meets this pioneer who is eager to promote the role of women in African agriculture.
Nasikiwa Duke, Program Director at CAMFED Tanzania, discusses our new partnership with Sokoine University Graduate Entrepreneurs Cooperative (Sugeco) to support careers in agriculture.
Sky News hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi meet CAMFED Association member Harriet Cheelo from Zambia to explore the role of girls’ education and women’s leadership in the fight against climate change.
In partnership with 60 Million Girls, CAMFED’s Mobile Learning Labs (MLLs) are improving the quality of delivery of basic education for students in rural and marginalized communities.
On International Day of the Girl, CAMFED Association member Linda Bhebe took over actor and UNFPA
Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd’s Instagram profile to showcase young women’s activism for girls’ education.
Harriet Cheelo, CAMFED Association member and sustainable farming expert, spoke to Inside Climate News about the importance of educating girls as a matter of social and climate justice.
CAMFED Co-Executives Angeline Murimirwa and Lucy Lake urge the global education community to tackle the inequalities that are at the root of the problems that perpetuate girls’ and women’s marginalization.
Mark Hillsdon speaks to Zimbabwean farming pioneer Esnath Divasoni, who is championing insects (especially crickets) as a low carbon protein source in her rural community.
Angeline Murimirwa, CAMFED Executive Director – Africa, speaks to American political journalist Jacob Weisberg, explaining how girls’ exclusion from education in low income communities is solvable.
Rumbi Chakamba speaks to CAMFED Association member Forget Shareka and CAMFED’s Catherine Boyce about the growing awareness that educated girls and women need to be at the heart of climate change solutions.
CAMFED Association member and climate-smart agripreneur Esnath Divasoni speaks to Veronique Mistiaen about bringing a sustainable protein source to her rural community in Zimbabwe.
Angie’s talk introduces the revolutionary concept of ‘social interest,’ a whole new approach to lending, which allows young African women to gain access to business loans, and to pay back the interest by volunteering in local schools.
Forget Shareka, CAMFED Association member and entrepreneur, explains to Arabic Scientific American how educating girls improves communities’ resilience to climate shocks, and empowers women to become leaders of sustainable change. (Right click to translate)
Angeline Murimirwa, CAMFED Executive Director – Africa, discusses how young women in our Sisterhood – The CAMFED Association – are plowing back the benefits of education into their communities and supporting the next generation of girls.
CAMFED Association member and climate-smart entrepreneur Forget Shareka shares her story with The Scotsman after participating in two roundtables at COP26 in Glasgow.
El Comercio spotlights two stories from CAMFED Association members Dyness in Zambia and Ottilia in Zimbabwe in the context of CAMFED’s Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation. (Right click to translate)
Fiona Mavhinga, CAMFED Association founding member and Executive Advisor, attended a week of ceremonies in Spain when CAMFED was recognized with the Princess of Asturias Award. Here she speaks to 20 Minutos. (Right click to translate)
CAMFED’s Angie Murimirwa explains the complex barriers marginalized girls face to education, and what we are doing about it, in this interview in Spain’s daily newspaper. (Right click to translate)
We’re thrilled to feature in this seminal blog about decolonizing aid and mindsets, which cites CAMFED as a sustainable, locally-led initiative improving girls’ access to education and tackling issues including child marriage and poverty. (Right click to translate)
An interview with CAMFED Association Executive Adviser, Fiona Mavhinga, who joined our Chief Executive Officer, Lucy Lake, to attend several days of celebratory events marking the 2021 Princess of Asturias Awards. (Right click to translate)
Mwangala Mukelabai, a CAMFED Association member from Zambia, took over CAMFED’s Twitter channel on International Day of The Girl, and was quoted in the Guardian’s piece on the advocacy value of international days.
CAMFED Chief Executive Officer Lucy Lake and CAMFED Association Executive Adviser Fiona Mavhinga interacted with local students during the 2021 Princess of Asturias Awards week in Spain. (Right click to translate)
CAMFED features in this mini documentary on NBC with Siyana and Andy Huszar, who examine purposeful partnerships and sustainability. Their ethical fashion business supports CAMFED’s work.
CAMFED joined Gloria Steinem as a recipient of the Princess of Asturias Award in Spain this year. This articles examines the importance of feminist movements for a more equitable world. (Right click to translate)
Lydia Wilbard, National Director, CAMFED, Tanzania highlights the long-term impact of Covid-19 on education and discusses the way forward at the WISE Summit 2021.
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