Gumbonzvanda, RMT Founder Recieves the Women’s Leadership for Peacebuilding Award

Femme Afrique Solidaritae conferred the prestigious recognition and award “Women’s Leadership for Peacebuilding” to RMT Founder and Chairperson Ms Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda and Urgent Action Fund-Africa. The award  was held in Dakar, Senegal during the FAS Assembly and 15th Anniversary.  We share with you the Ms full acceptance speech,

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Acceptance Speech

Femme Afrique Solidaritae (FAS) 2011 Award

Women's Leadership in Peace Peacebuilding

 Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda

December 13.2011

I have tears in my eyes, and I have joy and humility in my heart, as I accept this special award, conferred on the 15th Anniversary of Femme Afrique Solidaritae! I congratulate Urgent Action Fund-Africa who share this moment and this award with me today. Your recognition is an honour to all African women, all girls, all those in the camps, in the communities, on the negotiating table and in the trenches for gender equality, rights and justice. I accept this award, with the bleeding heart of the daughters of this continent and my sisters globally, who seek to change the culture of violence and militarism to one of peace and coexistence. I accept the award with the full conviction that peace will one day be on our doorstep, through our voice, our agency, our commitment, our solidarity and our sisterhood. Continue reading