Girl Child Network wins award 14-12-06)


> – The Girl Child Network (GCN) in Zimbabwe has won the UNDP Red Ribbon award for addressing gender inequities that fuel the HIV /AIDS epidemic. The award was presented at the International Aids conference held in Toronto earlier this year.

It embodies the realisation that communities lie at the heart of the response to HIV/AIDS and display courage, resilience and strength in addressing one of the greatest challenge facing the world. According to a Girl Child Network spokesperson, there were more than 500 nominees from 100 countries and GCN came first and is proud of this achievement.

The local award presentation event took place last week at the Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex, and included a drum majorettes display, poems, a musical interlude, drama focusing on curbing the transmission of HIV/AIDS to innocent young girls. The GCN Network assists over 500 girls’ clubs with some 30,000 members country-wide. It is a community-based, activist developmental organisation that seeks to promote the rights and empowerment of the girl child in the home, school and society. – WMawire

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