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Betty Makoni Accepts Award

Betty Makoni Accepts Award (Photo credit: javacolleen)

Betty Makoni invites anyone who wants to launch her  book on any social media (Facebook, a personal website, blog or other) to contact her directly so that they can be registered and also an acknowledgement of this good gesture can be done.Betty Makoni officially announced that her autobiography, Never again:  not to any woman or girl again, will be officially launched online globally on her forty-first birthday, 22 June 2012.  The launch will kick start a unique and more creative campaign to end violence against women and girls at personal and family level, based on the title of her book.

Makoni: Stop violence against girls and women – NEW INSPIRING BOOK


Betty Makoni’s new book is an autobiography that echoes the message she has dedicated her life to preach: no more violence against girls and women.
Ms. Makoni is the founder of Girl Child Network Worldwide and a globally recognized girl child rights activist.

Ms. Betty Makoni writes a new book urging all to stop violence against girls and women

    Women’s World Summit Foundation
WWSF has received the copies of your inspiring life story. We look forward to sharing it and seeing you soon in Geneva. Lots of success in all your work and thank you for your support for the 19 Days of activism campaign 1-19 November Join here

Betty Makoni Women World Summit 19 days Campaign Ambassador

Official Press Release 

The wait is over.  Betty Makoni`s official autobiography, Never Again, not to any woman or girl again is finally out. This will bring one complete piece of Betty Makoni`s story which in some circles had been shared in complete distortion.

A victim of rape as a child vendor at age six, Betty Makoni’s anger was evoked to fight a crime that invades and violates the most delicate part of a woman. She did not feel physical pain for herself only but also for millions of other women and girls who are invisible and remain in rubbles of poverty and recycled in violence for centuries .The loss of her mother due to domestic violence did not enslave her nor keep her a victim. Instead, she used that to rebel against patriarchy and expose its injustices.

Transforming a negative into a positive, Betty established her organisation from a classroom and carried it with passion to become one of the biggest movements for girls.  Her story is a testimony of what one woman can do. Rescuing girls from violent and life threatening situations, grooming successors, and infecting every girl and woman with activism are developments that cost nothing but passion. Girl Child Network Worldwide now churns out millions of young activists from everywhere, and her story shows her moneyless strategy of transforming victims into leaders.

“In the past, my story has been shared in bits and pieces. Many times I had to join those bits and pieces for different people who sought to know more.  I most appreciate many people round the globe who made me visible by sharing my story given the fact that my very existence had been thrown into doubt due to poverty and violence as a child. Now I have opened a book of my life and anyone with good intent to share my story will first turn to this book and respectfully share my life story within context. Sharing my story in a sentence, paragraph or chapter is just a teaser. I bring a whole book and all truth and only truth to inspire the world. You asked me to share the story and it is over to you now`, said Betty Makoni.

This book ignites the spirit of activism in readers, exploring empowerment, inspiration, courage, and bravery, peace of mind, forgiveness and hope.  Through her writing, Betty calls for activism to start in the home and at a personal level – “It is only in that way that silent genocides of women and girls will stop.”

The reader is taken through a more refined personal empowerment process through inspirational magical expressions and words, idioms and symbolism that digs deeper into personal issues that not many women and girls in Africa and elsewhere dare not to speak about. It is a book that breaks all taboos in families, work, community, and just about everywhere.

Betty Makoni presents some ironic situations throughout this book. The NGO  sector in Africa is  dominated by women working to stop violence against women  and girls but ironically the many serious conflicts  that are presented in this book involve women against women. The “pull her down attitude” by  “dignified beggars” surviving solely on donor funding brings some interesting debates, truths and insights into sustainable development.

Pavla Cveckova, Bsc., MA, DiS who is a passionate practitioner of ‘imperfection in perfection’ of human beings who is one of those honoured to edit and critique Betty Makoni`s autobiography  said  “This book makes you angry, laugh, smile, think, speak, act and move you forward if ever your life was stuck somewhere.”

The online launch and subsequent book signing ceremonies will commence on 22 June, 2012 which coincides with her 41th birthday

Registered links  and news updates 

The official blog for the autobiography is

 The official Facebook page for the launch is


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