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Project Empowerment - Betty Makoni and Beth Klein

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Betty Makoni and Beth Klein leaders in the world movement for the well being of children around the world meet on my show to discuss synergies and the way you can empower children at risk. Listen in to learn how African and American women are joining together to solve serious global problems. Betty Makoni is a gender rights activist and advocate. She founded the Girl Child Network Zimbabwe (http://girlchildnetworkworldwide.org/) in 1998 and served as its executive director over a decade. Her work with GCHW has established hundreds of girls’ clubs across the country, touching the lives of 300,000 girls and built four empowerment villages to heal and support survivors of sexual abuse. Betty Makoni, along with Graca Machel and Nelson Mandela and ten other child rights activists for the 1999-2009 Children’s Decade Heroes Award. More than 22 million children voted in 30,000 schools around the world. Betty Makoni is also a 2009 CNN Hero. Beth Klein is the owner and founder of Klein Frank, P.C., located in Boulder, Colorado. Beth is also a leader in the worldwide anti-slavery movement. She works closely with the Kempe Foundation and Transitions Global to advocate for the end of child sex slavery. She served on the international Board of the Somaly Mam Foundation, and because of her efforts, women and girls are in the AFESIP centers are now tested and treated for HIV and AIDS. Beth recently authored the Anti-Human Trafficking legislation in Colorado, which is has passed unanimously through the Colorado legislature. Her work has helped rescue women from slavery. She is a Colorado Superlawyer and has been elected by as one of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in Colorado. http://www.lawcolorado.net/

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