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.
Today's girls are tomorrow's female leaders
On October 19, CAMFED’s Angeline Murimirwa joined Alice Albright, CEO of Global Partnership for Education, and Jennifer Albone, Consultant to the World Bank Education Practice, at the Global Philanthropy Forum. These experts came together to galvanize support for education to maximize potential—especially for girls and the most vulnerable children.
Their conversation highlighted that while significant progress had been made over the past few decades, COVID-19 has triggered a global learning crisis, laying bare and exacerbating existing inequalities between urban and rural, rich and poor, boys and girls. Significant investment in sending marginalized girls to school would reap huge returns, uplifting education outcomes—and much else besides—for all.
Throughout the pandemic our grassroots leaders have joined events with global partners to underscore that a return to school in a COVID safe manner, is a matter of justice.
Against a backdrop of COVID-19, climate change, and economic shocks, CAMFED—led by our Association members and bolstered by our community Champions—continues to safeguard and support the most marginalized children.