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I’ve experienced how periods push girls out of school

Angeline Murimirwa, CAMFED’s Executive Director - Africa, shares her experiences growing up in a very resource-poor area of rural Zimbabwe to highlight how period poverty…


NewsCAMFED Association (CAMA)Multiple countries

How periods are pushing girls out of school

According to UNESCO, 10% of adolescent girls in Africa miss school during their period. They miss an average of 528 school days — nearly two years of…


BlogCAMFED Association (CAMA)Multiple countries

The young women bringing hope to Africa

Fiona Mavhinga, Executive Advisor for the CAMFED Association, reflects on 2016, a year of change, uncertainty and in many corners of the world, true suffering.…


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The activism you ignited: 2016 highlights

In 2016, against a global backdrop of global uncertainty, we celebrated the unwavering activism of the young women alumnae in our CAMA network. More than…


NewsCAMFED Association (CAMA)Ghana

“When I could start giving, I never looked back”

Thanks to the tireless work of the young women once supported through school by CAMFED, we have been able to launch a Seasonal Appeal with…


NewsCAMFED Association (CAMA)Multiple countries

An unprecedented uplift in learning outcomes among marginalized girls

Results from an extensive and innovative education intervention delivered by CAMFED in Africa, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DfID) demonstrate an unprecedented…


BlogCAMFED Association (CAMA)Ghana

When you know how it feels to be rescued, you just want to rescue others

Ruth Tawiah tells of a new beginning - for years she was a receiver as, from a poor family growing up in the Central Region…


NewsCAMFED Association (CAMA)Tanzania

When girls succeed and women lead

It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes a community to educate a girl. This week, the power of rural community partnerships…


NewsCAMFED Association (CAMA)Zambia

Keeping girls safe from school related gender based violence

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, raising awareness of the often hidden issue of violence and abuse girls and women…


BlogResearchMultiple countries

Poor girls are at greatest risk from SRGBV. Here’s why, and what we can do about it.

Alice Saisha, CAMA member and United Nation Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) Youth Representative, understands and shares from her own experiences why girls from impoverished rural…



These young women entrepreneurs could make all the difference for Zimbabwe

This month 11,800 girls in Zimbabwe who, like Fiona Mavhinga, Executive Advisor for the CAMFED Association, have been supported through school by CAMFED — the…


NewsCAMFED Association (CAMA)Multiple countries

After school: How women’s entrepreneurship can make all the difference

This month 11,800 girls in Zimbabwe who have been supported through school by CAMFED will graduate from secondary school. As the world celebrates the third…

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