Exhibitions @ Women Deliver

Various exhibitions at the Women Deliver global conference that ran under the theme “Invest in women and girls..it pays”

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Girls Rising

I have just watched Girl Rising on Cable News Network (CNN) and was deeply touched. I have always known of the practices of child slavery, child marriages, families not sending girls to school and other issues but watching  girls talk the viewer through their own experiences was something else for me.

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Relfections on Women Deliver Global conferance held in Kuala Lumpur

Invest in women and girls…it pays

The Women Deliver Global women’s conference 2013, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ended on a high note with delegates calling for more efforts to invest in girls and women as the world lurches towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) deadline. The conference was held from the 28th to 30th of May 2013 and ran under the theme “Invest in girls and women- It pays.”

This was my first time attending a global conference with this magnitude. I had so much to learn and was in awe of the numerous efforts and role Governments, public and private organizations as well as civil society plays towards the emancipation of women and girls.

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Young leader urges use of media to amplify women’s voices

Fungai Machirori, founder of HerZimbabwe and Hazel Chitopo founder of SisterAct Zimbabwe, represented Zimbabwe at the recently concluded Women Deliver 2013 conference, held from 28-30 May 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Women Deliver is a global advocacy organization bringing together voices from around the world to call for action to improve the health and well being of girls and women.

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Different strokes,for different folks

This is a phrase that best describes how I felt on my first European visit to Netherlands.

Coming from Zimbabwe, a very conservative society where the spirit of Ubuntu thrives,  I was to experience culture shock in its true form.I had been warned to brace myself for this culture shock, but I was very much ill prepared. Continue reading