Girl Child Network (GCN) is a Network of over 300 organizations working to improve the status of children in Zimbabwe with special emphasis on the education of the girl child. The Network was born in 1995 as a follow up of the Beijing Platform for Action. Organizations working with children in Zimbabwe identified that though there were many interventions in the sector, there was little impact on the plight of the girl child. The most important need was found to be in the area of coordination and dissemination of information in girl child programming. It is in this realization, that GCN came into being, primarily to mainstream children activities with a focus on the girl child in the development sector through advocacy, information sharing and strengthening of children programming in Zimbabwe .
From the 22nd-24th of November 2022, SOAWR’s Steering Committee members met in Mombasa, Kenya, to take stock of the SOAWR Strategic Plan (2019-2024) and its implementation. Following dynamic reflections on