Name: Nyaradzo Mashayamombe
Nyaradzo Mashayamombe is a child rights activist who uses her musical talent to reach out to people advocating for their rights and economic development. Mashayamombe grew up a rural Africa, so she is aware of the challenges other girls may face, but is always open to hearing more stories so that she may help more lives.
Even as a child in Zimbabwe, Mashayamombe tried to defend and protect abused orphans. In secondary year school, she saw boys bullying and mistreating girls and began to dream of a world where things could be different, saying, “I want to encourage the whole nation and those in influential positions to consider issues of girls, young women and youths seriously.”
In a statement released in recognition of the Day of the Girl, Mashayamombe went on to say, “We want to see the government of Zimbabwe committing more resources to the issue of child protection.”
5 Reasons Nyaradzo is Awesome:
- As the executive director and core founder of Tag a Life International Trust, Mashayamombe hopes to make the world a safer place for girls.
- She engages in advocacy and lobbying of authorities and local leaders on behalf of girls, mentors and builds capacity of young girls and holds workshops on reproductive health rights for both boys and girls.
- While in the U.S., Mashayamombe worked with the prevention team at Women’s Crisis Support Team in Grants Pass, Oregon, where she taught high school students violence prevention techniques and co-facilitated the girls groups in a number of local high schools.
- She worked to start a justice delivery system campaign to challenge the current enforcement mechanisms against perpetrators of rape in Zimbabwe.
- Mashayamombe has started TaLI clubs in 76 schools. These chapters and their supporters work to reduce gender-based violence and to address the social circumstances that give rise to such violence. Reducing the occurrence of HIV infection among abused girls is another important objective.
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Nyaradzo on Good Morning Zimbabwe: