A vital source of support for the girls and women of Zimbabwe has been the Girl Child Network (GCN), which was founded by Betty Makoni. With over 350 chapters and a membership of over 25,000 girls, ages 0-18, this non-profit organization supports young girls who are victims of abuse by offering career resources, mentorship programs, and classes that build self-esteem. It provides a venue for girls to discuss strategies for confronting the violence in their society. GCN has also built two villages entirely devoted to creating a safe haven for girls to realize their full potential.
The voice of these girls needs to be heard. SILENT BRAVERY will help expose their voices and make a change in the lives of the women of Africa. Through creating global awareness of these issues through thought-provoking media showcasing these stories and supporting brave organizations like Girl Child Network (GCN), many girls and women will fight back against their abuse, become independent, and work to create better lives for themselves.