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Using Photography to Change the World: An Interview with Paola Gianturco

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And, at a time when the international women's movement is facing challenges, it would be great to have a reminder that good news is going on, that good work is being done, that progress is happening. A high school English teacher in Zimbabwe, whose name is Betty Makoni , began hearing stories from her students after school, that they had been raped. The children are ages 6-16, and they're making huge strides by leading a national movement against child rape in Zimbabwe.

Women Who Light the Dark by Paola Gianturco

Have Fun - Do Good

Women Who Light the Dark by photojournalist Paola Gianturco (powerHouse books, September 2007) begins with a profile of Betty Makoni and the Girl Child Network in Zimbabwe. GCN is a girl's rights organization which has 350 chapters of 20,000 primary and high school members across the country. The Global Fund for Women advocates for and defends women's human rights by making grants to support women's groups around the world.