Training that addresses issues that affect historically marginalised voices thereby amplifying the voices of young women and helping to bring forth to the national media their perspectives which are often over-looked. Areas of focus in relation to women include; Health, Governance, Gender & Climate Change, and Science & Tech and Human & Women's Rights.
Anoziva is a passionate journalist, media consultant, activist and poet. She is the founder & Chief Editor for Paradoka, an all female media initiative focused on gender and women development in Africa. Marindire is also an African youth ambassador and was nominated for the prestigious Future Africa Awards 2015 Prize in Advocacy & Activism for her work in youth, gender and climate action activism. She is also listed on the Infinite Inspiration Group's Top 40 Under 30 Emerging Zimbabwean Leaders 2015 and a 2016 Merit360 fellow. She strongly believes that empowering and supporting women leads to stronger and more economically sustainable societies.
Director of Curriculum + Instruction
Theresa Takafuma is a 25-year-old passionate storyteller and journalist. She is passionate about women’s day-to-day stories, especially those to do with their rights, health and livelihoods. She has documented gender stories on HIV/Aids, maternal and child health for various media outlets in Zimbabwe and several regional blogging sites. In 2014 she took part in the Mobile Community Zimbabwe digital storytelling project and since then has been documenting community-based stories in Zimbabwe. Her stories on open defecation and removal of water hyacinth have won her great recognition in the Zimbabwean community after they galvanized action. Takafuma is the 2016 Mobile Community Zimbabwe Best Social Impact Story Award winner
Director of Development
Tanya Zvakavapano is a Public Relations Associate passionate about the social and economic development of girls and women in Zimbabwe. She is a mentor, guidance counsillor for young adult ladies and a volunteer assistant in her church’s media department. Zvakavapano is currently studying towards a Bachelors Degree in Disaster & Safety Management.
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About Girls Speak Out
Who We Are
Girls Speak Out is a youth led media initiative that aims to develop the media, advocacy and coding literacy skills of young women between the ages of 14-24 living in Zimbabwe’s under-served communities through journalism, advocacy and code training, combined with civic leadership mentoring, designed to trigger community activism and bring about social change