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

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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. The little girls are part of a culture, the Shona culture in Zimbabwe, as maybe you know, uses poetry. There are no men in Zimbabwe who are immune to these girls' attention.

Women Who Light the Dark by Paola Gianturco

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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.