Grantee Wins World's Children's Prize

Betty Makoni, founder of Girl Child Network in Zimbabwe was named the winner of the annual World's Children's Prize for the Rights of the Child this week. Makoni, founder of the Girl Child Network in Zimbabwe, was also awarded the Global Friend's Award for her work to help Zimbabwean girls escape trafficking, sexual abuse, child labor and other assault.

"I won't say it's my dreams coming true, because dreams shouldn't come true that fast. I have a long way to go and I have a great commitment," said Makoni.

The awards were set up in 1999 by the Swedish Children's World Association to recognize the outstanding contributions of those who defend youth rights.

 
 

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