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Our Sisterhood Rises By Lifting Others: Honoring IWD 2022

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Today, in honor of International Women’s Day (IWD) and this year’s theme, Break The Bias, we invite you to stand alongside our African Sisterhood as we join national and global conversations in support of gender equality and women’s leadership.

Together with our supporters and champions around the world –  our Global #CAMFEDsisterhood – we are making sure that our younger sisters don’t face the same discrimination and biases that we did.

Our Sisterhood in the spotlight for IWD

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Esnath Divasoni on a climate action panel chaired by Julia Gillard

Esnath represented our Sisterhood in a discussion about women’s leadership in climate action, which was chaired by Former Prime Minister of Australia and Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard. Esnath spoke about the role of education in enabling her and her sisters across Africa to take the lead and improve climate resilience for thousands of people in rural communities.

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Young women entrepreneurs in the spotlight on Citi TV Ghana

Citi TV — one of Ghana’s leading television channels — is shining a spotlight on young women entrepreneurs through a series of interviews on its popular Breakfast Daily show. Catch up on the broadcasts with CAMFED Association members as they share their experience of entrepreneurship: their challenges, successes, and hopes for the future. 

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Angeline Murimirwa’s byline for Times Higher Education

How can we break the bias in higher education in sub-Saharan Africa? Angeline’s recently published article focuses on our work to support more women to access and succeed in colleges and universities. She draws on the experience of CAMFED Association members across Africa, and in particular on the journey of Enelesi from Malawi. As visible and relatable role models for others, these young women are changing the status quo.

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It takes a global village to create gender equality

In her article Gender Equation for African Decisions, Robyn McLarty explores the state of girls’ education, and what it takes to break down the barriers to girls’ success in school, and gender equality post school, citing CAMFED as one of the most impactful organizations on the continent, including through its  private sector partnership.

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Honoring leaders in education this International Women's Day

For International Women’s Day, Mabel Woo, Deputy Secretary-General of the Yidan Prize Foundation, spotlights six women making waves and creating a sea change in education. CAMFED’s co-Executives Angeline Murimirwa and Lucy Lake are honored to be profiled alongside Dr Rukmini Banerji, Vicky Colbert, Professor Usha Goswam and Carol S. Dweck,  

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CAMFED recommended by CNN Impact the World

In his article highlighting organizations that are ‘moving womankind forward’, Christopher Dawson answers the question “How can I help to move the needle on gender equality?” We’re thrilled that he includes CAMFED as one of three NGOs helping girls access education, and unlocking opportunity for young women.

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Linda & Melody on the Economist Foundation’s student hub

CAMFED Association sisters Linda and Melody have recorded a video for the Economist Foundation, encouraging students from around the world to submit questions about breaking the bias in education. Both from disadvantaged backgrounds, they were supported through school by CAMFED and now work at CAMFED Zimbabwe, ensuring many more girls get the same chance to learn and thrive. Ask the school-aged children in your lives to get involved.

Watch the video and get involved here

Australian Ambassador joins CAMFED Zimbabwe to celebrate female entrepreneurship on International Women’s Day

In Harare, CAMFED Association entrepreneurs, Learner Guides, representatives from Mother Support Groups, and CAMFED Zimbabwe Executive Director Dr. Shungu Gwarinda joined the Australian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Bronte Moules, to celebrate International Women’s Day.

They highlighted the positive impact of women-led businesses that are combining value-addition with sustainability, showcasing products such as accessories made from recycled materials, peanut butter, edible insects (a low-carbon source of protein), and dried fruits (a method of reducing food waste and providing income to farmers out of season). The Ambassador donated two bicycles to CAMFED Association members to support our women leaders to reach vulnerable girls in rural communities. 

Read words from the Ambassador on Zimbabwe’s dailynews

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How do you find the strength and perseverance to make it through the tough times? Our secret is Sisterhood! That's why this IWD we're inviting you to join our Global CAMFED Sisterhood (if you haven’t had a chance to do so yet).

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