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Child rape survivor saves 'virgin myth' victims

http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/06/04/cnnheroes.betty.makoni/index.html

After clicking on several of the CNN "Hero" link stories I came across the article on Betty. As my eyes started racing over the lines my heart beat even faster. I have read stories on child rape victims before, but never has a story moved me in such a way. To think of the ignorance that surrounds this issue both in America as well as Zimbabwe. I hope that the strength Betty Makoni has shown through her words speak louder than the fear and shame that too often attaches itself to this topic. Please vote for her as CNN's 2009 Hero so more people can feel the impact of these words that bring so much empowerment to women of all cultures.

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jadefrank's picture

Standing up against rape

Thank you for sharing the link to Betty's story on CNN. It's terrible what has happened and continues to happen to these young women. Betty is certainly a hero and her story is one of bravery and empowerment. I honor her work!

Did you know that The Girl Child Network is a member on PulseWire? You can connect with them and Betty directly!
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/2517

Cheers,
Jade

mdobson's picture

The Girl Child Network

I had no idea they were on here. Of course, in hind sight it was an obvious place to search for them. Thank you so much for your help Jade.

Thanks!
Martha

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