CAMFED 2021 media highlights: Our movement on the global stage

Interviews and insights in 2021

As we look back on 2021, we are grateful to all the journalists and writers who took the time to learn about our movement, speak to our women leaders, and bring their voices and expertise to national and global audiences, underscoring that those with lived experience of exclusion are the experts in what it takes to get girls into school, help them to learn, support them to succeed, and unlock their power to lead. 

 

Some of our 2021 Media Highlights

 

CNN: Zain Asher explores the power of social interest

 

Zain Asher and CAMFED’s Angie Murimirwa explore how leadership and entrepreneurship ignited by girls’ education challenges traditional gender norms.

 

Watch the TV interview on Zain's Twitter

 

Refinery 29: Dorothy Sam on what it's like to be 29 in Ghana

 

In a feature on 29-year-olds across 29 different countries, Dorothy Sam, CAMFED Association member and trainer of Learner Guides, shares her experience.

 

Read Dorothy Sam's story on Refinery 29

 

Forbes: Dorcas on sustainable farming through Aquaponics

 

Forbes’ Andrew Wight interviews CAMFED Association member Dorcas Lukwesa from Zambia about her solution to hunger and the effects of climate change.

 

Read Dorcas' interview on Forbes

 

Ms. Magazine: Judith Msindo’s Op Ed

 

CAMFED Association leader and education activist Judith from Zimbabwe writes for Ms. Magazine about the transformative power of education.

 

Read Judith's Ms. Magazine article

 

NPR: Angie Murimirwa speaks to Marc Silver

 

Marc Silver met CAMFED Executive Director Angeline Murimirwa in 2018, and he caught up with her again to discuss current challenges to education equality. 

 

Read Angie's NPR interview

 

BBC: Girls' education for saving the planet

 

CAMFED Association leaders Fiona Mavhinga and Esnath Divasoni discuss the global good of girls’ education and women’s leadership in the BBC’s ‘39 Ways to Save the Planet’.

 

Listen to the BBC podcast

 

CNBC Africa: Angie Murimirwa on the impact of COVID-19

 

On World Day of Social Justice, CAMFED Executive Director Angeline Murimirwa spoke on CNBC Africa about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on girls’ education.

 

Watch the CNBC TV interview

 

The Guardian: CAMFED cited as important aid agency

 

CAMFED was cited by Phillip Inman in the Guardian (UK) as perhaps most important aid organisation of the moment, as he addressed the life-saving power of girls’ education and vaccines.

 

Read the Guardian article

 

Forbes: CAMFED and ethical fashion brand Marcella

 

This interview with Siyana and Andy Huszar in Forbes explores the philanthropy partnership between New York fashion brand Marcella and CAMFED – with an emphasis on sustainability and ethics.

 

Read the Forbes interview

 

Ghana Web: Sally Ofori-Yeboah shares the benefits of CAMFED's Learner Guide Program

 

CAMFED Ghana hosted a Learner Guide open day in Mankessim, Central Region for stakeholders, policymakers, administrators and students.

 

Read the article on Ghana Web

 

Women Making Waves Podcast: Forget Shareka speaks to Suzie Thorpe

 

Forget Shareka, a CAMFED Association member and climate-smart agriculture entrepreneur tells her story to Linda Ness and Suzie Thorpe on the Women Making Waves podcast. 

 

Listen to the podcast with Forget

 

Business Ghana: CAMFED signs MoU with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture

 

CAMFED Ghana has partnered with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) to champion sustainable, climate-smart agricultural practices. Our National Director, Sally Ofori-Yeboah, signed the MOU.

 

Read the article in Business Ghana

 

BBC Radio 4: Esnath Divasoni shows Charlotte Ashton her cricket farm

 

Esnath Divasoni is a trainer on CAMFED’s Agriculture Guide program and farms insects in Zimbabwe. Charlotte Ashton meets this pioneer who is eager to promote the role of women in African agriculture.

 

Listen to the BBC podcast with Esnath

 

The Guardian Tanzania: Nasikiwa Duke on supporting women in agriculture

 

Nasikiwa Duke, Program Director at CAMFED Tanzania, discusses our new partnership with Sokoine University Graduate Entrepreneurs Cooperative (Sugeco) to support careers in agriculture.

 

Read the article on The Guardian Tanzania

 

Sky News: Harriet Cheelo on the feminist solution to the climate crisis

 

Sky News hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi meet CAMFED Association member Harriet Cheelo from Zambia to explore the role of girls’ education and women’s leadership in the fight against climate change.

 

Listen to the podcast on Sky News

 

Ghana News Agency: Sally Ofori-Yeboah spotlights CAMFED's Mobile Learning Lab (MLL) project

 

In partnership with 60 Million Girls, CAMFED’s Mobile Learning Labs (MLLs) are improving the quality of delivery of basic education for students in rural and marginalized communities.

 

Read the article on Ghana News Agency

 

Ashley Judd's Instagram: Linda Bhebe takes over

 

On International Day of the Girl, CAMFED Association member Linda Bhebe took over actor and UNFPA
Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd’s Instagram profile to showcase young women’s activism for girls’ education.

 

Meet Linda on Ashley's Instagram

 

Inside Climate News: Harriet Cheelo champions education as a climate solution

 

Harriet Cheelo, CAMFED Association member and sustainable farming expert, spoke to Inside Climate News about the importance of educating girls as a matter of social and climate justice.

 

Read Harriet's Climate News interview

 

Devex Op Ed: Angeline Murimirwa and Lucy Lake share their insights

 

CAMFED Co-Executives Angeline Murimirwa and Lucy Lake urge the global education community to tackle the inequalities that are at the root of the problems that perpetuate girls’ and women’s marginalization.

 

Read Angie and Lucy's Devex Op Ed

 

Reuters: Esnath Divasoni speaks to Mark Hillsdon

 

Mark Hillsdon speaks to Zimbabwean farming pioneer Esnath Divasoni, who is championing insects (especially crickets) as a low carbon protein source in her rural community.

 

Read the Reuters article

 

Solvable Podcast: Angeline Murimirwa speaks to Ronald Young Jr.

 

Angeline Murimirwa, CAMFED Executive Director – Africa, speaks to American political journalist Jacob Weisberg,  explaining how girls’ exclusion from education in low income communities is solvable.

 

Listen to the Solvable podcast with Angie

 

Devex: Forget Shareka and Catherine Boyce speak to Rumbi Chakamba

 

Rumbi Chakamba speaks to CAMFED Association member Forget Shareka and CAMFED’s Catherine Boyce about the growing awareness that educated girls and women need to be at the heart of climate change solutions.

 

Read the climate article on Devex

 

Al Jazeera: Esnath Divasoni spotlights her cricket farm

 

CAMFED Association member and climate-smart agripreneur Esnath Divasoni speaks to Veronique Mistiaen about bringing a sustainable protein source to her rural community in Zimbabwe. 

 

Read the article on Al Jazeera

 

TED Talk: Angeline Murimirwa on social interest

 

Angie’s talk introduces the revolutionary concept of ‘social interest,’ a whole new approach to lending, which allows young African women to gain access to business loans, and to pay back the interest by volunteering in local schools. 

 

Watch Angie's TED Talk

 

Scientific American: Forget Shareka shares her story

 

Forget Shareka, CAMFED Association member and entrepreneur, explains to Arabic Scientific American how educating girls improves communities’ resilience to climate shocks, and empowers women to become leaders of sustainable change. (Right click to translate)

 

Read the article on Scientific American Arabic

 

Forbes: Angeline Murimirwa speaks to Kim Starkey

 

Angeline Murimirwa, CAMFED Executive Director – Africa, discusses how young women in our Sisterhood – The CAMFED Association – are plowing back the benefits of education into their communities and supporting the next generation of girls.

 

Read Angie's interview on Forbes

 

The Scotsman: Forget Shareka tells her story

 

CAMFED Association member and climate-smart entrepreneur Forget Shareka shares her story with The Scotsman after participating in two roundtables at COP26 in Glasgow.

 

Read the COP26 article in the Scotsman

 

El Comercio: Dyness and Otilla share their stories

 

El Comercio spotlights two stories from CAMFED Association members Dyness in Zambia and Ottilia in Zimbabwe in the context of CAMFED’s Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation. (Right click to translate)

 

Meet Dyness and Ottilia in El Comercio

 

20 Minutos: Fiona Mavhinga speaks to 20 Minutos

 

Fiona Mavhinga, CAMFED Association founding member and Executive Advisor, attended a week of ceremonies in Spain when CAMFED was recognized with the Princess of Asturias Award. Here she speaks to 20 Minutos. (Right click to translate)

 

Read the interview on 20 Minutos

 

El Pais: Angeline Murimirwa explains the urgency of investing in girls' education

 

CAMFED’s Angie Murimirwa explains the complex barriers marginalized girls face to education, and what we are doing about it, in this interview in Spain’s daily newspaper.  (Right click to translate)

 

Read the interview on El Pais

 

Devex Op Ed: Decolonizing aid and mindsets

 

We’re thrilled to feature in this seminal blog about decolonizing aid and mindsets, which cites CAMFED as a sustainable, locally-led initiative improving girls’ access to education and tackling issues including child marriage and poverty. (Right click to translate)

 

Read the Op Ed on Devex

 

La Nueva España: Interview with Fiona Mavhinga

 

An interview with CAMFED Association Executive Adviser, Fiona Mavhinga, who joined our Chief Executive Officer, Lucy Lake, to attend several days of celebratory events marking the 2021 Princess of Asturias Awards.  (Right click to translate)

 

Read the article on La Neuva España (right click to translate)

 

The Guardian: Mwangala Mukelabai on International Day of the Girl

 

Mwangala Mukelabai, a CAMFED Association member from Zambia, took over CAMFED’s Twitter channel on International Day of The Girl, and was quoted in the Guardian’s piece on the advocacy value of international days.

 

Read the article in The Guardian

 

La Voz de Asturias: Lucy Lake and Fiona Mavingha meet Asturian students

 

CAMFED Chief Executive Officer Lucy Lake and CAMFED Association Executive Adviser Fiona Mavhinga interacted with local students during the 2021 Princess of Asturias Awards week in Spain. (Right click to translate)

 

Read the article on La Voz de Asturias

 

NBC: CAMFED and New York ethical fashion brand Marcella

 

CAMFED features in this mini documentary on NBC with Siyana and Andy Huszar, who examine purposeful partnerships and sustainability. Their ethical fashion business supports CAMFED’s work.

 

Watch the documentary on NBC

 

Vanity Fair España: CAMFED with Gloria Steinem at the Asturias Award ceremony

 

CAMFED joined Gloria Steinem as a recipient of the Princess of Asturias Award in Spain this year. This articles examines the importance of feminist movements for a more equitable world. (Right click to translate)

 

Read the article on Vanity Fair España

 

The Gulf Times: Lydia Wilbard at the WISE Summit 2021

 

Lydia Wilbard, National Director, CAMFED, Tanzania highlights the long-term impact of Covid-19 on education and discusses the way forward at the WISE Summit 2021.

 

Read the article in The Gulf Times

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