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Betty Makoni Book Signing at Zimfest London 18 August

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Event Date: 
August 18, 2012 - 10:25 - August 19, 2012 - 23:25

Zimfest London will welcome Betty Makoni to the event celebrating the launch of her inspiring autobiography.
Girl Child Network Worldwide, the charity Betty Makoni supports with her efforts will be exhibiting its work and honoured that Zimfest will donate every 5 pounds bought via this announacement.

Each time you buy a ticket you get discounted for the book and also £ 5 pounds will be donated to Girl Child Network in Zimbabwe. Click here http://www.zimfestlive.com/2012/08/betty-makoni-book-signing-at-zimfest-...

Press release

Turning Tragedy into Triumph-A Stirring Call to Action to Empower Girls

Betty Makoni ignites activism with candid new autobiography
STANFORD LE HOPE, Great Britain – In her provocative new book, Never Again: Not to any Woman or Girl Again (published by Trafford Publishing), Betty Makoni shares a new vision of what must be done to end violence against women and girls in the home, school, community and beyond.

Makoni was only 6 years old when her life tragically fell apart after she was brutally raped. At age 9, her mother died as a result of domestic violence, forcing the young girl to take on the role of mother instead of daughter.

As a young girl, Makoni was not fully aware that there were millions of other women and girls going through similar situations. Once she realized the staggering number of other women and girls suffering from abuse, she told herself one day she would break silence and inspire millions across the globe to do the same. She took a self-empowerment journey to be an activist and an empowered teacher, wife, mother and a global champion for girls. She refused to be or remain a victim or defined by what she suffered no matter how awful.

After graduating from university, Makoni went to teach in a school in the same neighborhood that made her a victim of patriarchy. She later realized that the situation had not changed. Rather than stand by and cry over it, she took action and worked to stop the menace. Her story shows survival, triumph and empowerment of an African girl and emerging victorious against incredible odds.

Today, she is a global leader of an activist development organization called Girl Child Network Worldwide, which grew from 10 female students from her class to millions of girls worldwide, making it one of the largest global movements for girls ever coming from a school project in a poor village in Africa. Makoni moved from her small village to the global village and, with the help of this book, is making sure the whole world joins her effort. Never again, not to any woman or girl, is the new story. And that is the story that women and girls and everyone needs to hear, that they can rise above any circumstance of oppression or abuse-that they can triumph.

About the Author
Betty Makoni is a multi global award winner, renowned poet, speaker, gender activist and advocate for girls and women worldwide. She is one of the first African women to be honored by United Nations, Women World Summit, Ashoka, Afrikan Goddess Award, Amnesty International and many high-profile international organizations for innovation and creativity in girls’ empowerment. CNN, the Dalai Lama, and World Children`s Prize, alongside President Nelson Mandela, have all recognized her work, and Newsweek named Makoni among 150 women who “shake the world.”

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

Location:
United Kingdom

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