There is no way the world could have waited forever for Betty Makoni to finally share her story in one piece. The much awaited autobiography is here. Betty Makoni herself gave it a personal touch to inspire her many supporters, mentees, friends and fans round the world.
Many tragedies befell Betty Makoni and she could not have existed like millions of other women and girls who due to poverty, disease and violence perish in silence and never get accounted for. Her Book, Never again, not to any woman or girl again, finally unveils new energy that must take the whole world to action and a new vision of what must be done to save women and girls wherever they are. Never again, not to any girl or woman again, is a personal declaration that Betty Makoni makes to end violence against women and girls at personal level and in the home, school, community, country , continent and the whole world.
This book takes reader through a more refined personal empowerment process through inspirational magical expressions and words, idioms and symbolism that dig deeper into personal issues that not many women and girls in Africa dare to speak about. The book has taken a more grounded, open and frank approach to issues around violence against women and girls, trials and tribulations of a female activist who has to play over twenty roles and remain strong daily.
This book tells especially poor and marginalised people to expedite empowerment of their children so that vicious cycles of poverty and violence get thwarted once and for all. No matter how many donors, organisations or whatever help comes from outside, Betty Makoni believes such silent genocides of women and girls in the homes and communities need activism at personal and family level.
The world cannot move forward if people and especially women and girls remain victims, internally and emotionally wounded and live in turmoil. There comes a time in life when we must just say
That there is a silent genocide of women and girls in the homes, communities and just everywhere is not a new story. That my great grandmother, grandmother, mother, mother-in-law, aunt, sister, cousin, niece, housemaid, co-worker, friend, neighbor and just about every female shares the same pain is not a new story. What is new in this story is how I stood up to say, “Never again.” Never again will a girl or woman get raped, killed, drop out of school, be harmed by our culture or be sexually enslaved. That is as long as I know about it. Never Again–not to any woman or girl again is the new story. – Betty Makoni-
- Zimbabwean women nominated for the Women for Africa award (zimdev.wordpress.com)
- Betty Makoni Honored – African Goddess Award (starsaidi.wordpress.com)