Theresa Takafuma

Joined Sep 2015
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About Me

I am a woman with a passion for women empowerment.I am a journalist and have been a news reporter for five and half years.Through my work, I have met women whose voices are not heard as much as they would love to, and that has made me value access to information and the role it plays in the empowerment of women.Coming from a relatively small urban community, I have also come to appreciate the role of women in the media field, and how differently they report on women issues, compared to their male counterparts.The media usually leave out women sources of news,thereby leaving out important issues affecting women and those that require advocacy. In 2015,I co-founded an organisation called Girls Speak Out with my friends. Our organisations teaches young women and girls (18-24) coding skills, media literacy and skills, as well as advocacy. Although our organisation is still in budding age,we have already managed to touch lives of young women and girls through access to information and tech.

My Vision

An informed girl grows into an empowered woman.Information is power.Access to information is empowerement. SDG5 is everyone's obligation.

Needs

Amplifying of every girl's voice and making the ladders to the top compatible.Constantly telling the girl child there is room at the top.

Abilities

Communication, multi-media management, advocacy, mobile journalism, solutions journalism, digital storytelling/security training.

Interests

Economic PowerEducation EqualityEmpowering GirlsEngaging Men and Boys in Gender EqualityGender-based ViolenceHuman Rights for WomenPeace and SecurityWomen and the EnvironmentWomen in LeadershipWomen in TechnologyWomen's Health

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Theresa Takafuma commented on UGANDA: Saving Lives With A Smartphone App May 15 Theresa Takafuma loved UGANDA: Saving Lives With A Smartphone App May 15 Theresa Takafuma commented on A letter to my strength: Ma Lillian May 13 Theresa Takafuma loved My Grandmother's Tribute for Mother's Day May 12 Theresa Takafuma loved Girls Can Leave Responsible Footprints May 12 Theresa Takafuma commented on A woman's dream will save this World May 08 Theresa Takafuma commented on werryun yekki techno sawery May 08 Theresa Takafuma commented on PRINCE OF SATAN May 08 Theresa Takafuma commented on ZIMBABWE: We Are Tired of Being Groped May 08 Theresa Takafuma commented on If the pen is mighty, the mobile phone can be mightier for the girl child May 08 Theresa Takafuma loved Zimba Women - Using Tech To Uplift other Women Apr 24 Theresa Takafuma loved werryun yekki techno sawery Apr 24 Theresa Takafuma commented on Revive Apr 24 Theresa Takafuma commented on A sister's story will Amaze you Apr 24 Theresa Takafuma commented on World free from violence Apr 24 Theresa Takafuma loved Encouraging women & girls to take up space online Apr 24 Theresa Takafuma loved If the pen is mighty, the mobile phone can be mightier for the girl child Apr 23 Theresa Takafuma loved ZIMBABWE: We Are Tired of Being Groped Apr 23 Theresa Takafuma loved He encouraged me to embrace technology and I call him my Super Super Hero Apr 23 Theresa Takafuma loved Are you compassionate Apr 20 Theresa Takafuma commented on DIGITAL BALANCE FOR BETTER!: Building a Digital Balance World as a World Pulse Ambassador Mar 21 Theresa Takafuma commented on COMMENT LES FEMMES DU MONDE DOIVENT PENSER EQUITABLEMENT,BATIR INTELLIGEMENT ET INNOVER POUR LE CHANGEMENT DES FEMMES RURAUX Mar 15 Theresa Takafuma loved COMMENT LES FEMMES DU MONDE DOIVENT PENSER EQUITABLEMENT,BATIR INTELLIGEMENT ET INNOVER POUR LE CHANGEMENT DES FEMMES RURAUX Mar 15 Theresa Takafuma commented on Say NO to Cyber Bullying Mar 15 Theresa Takafuma commented on Petition: Stop the harrassment of women by touts,we are tired of being groped! Mar 15 Theresa Takafuma commented on What exactly will it take for authorities to act on our behalf? Mar 11 Theresa Takafuma loved What exactly will it take for authorities to act on our behalf? Mar 08 Theresa Takafuma commented on WASTE MANAGEMENT Mar 08 Theresa Takafuma commented on Because I am a woman Mar 08 Theresa Takafuma loved Mai Sikhosana-the Mother who listened Jan 24 Theresa Takafuma loved Instilling Confidence In Our Children Jan 20 Theresa Takafuma loved SIERRA LEONE: Girls Are the Future of Peace and Security Jan 20 Theresa Takafuma commented on Mental Illness shouldn't be a handicap: Recovery is possible Dec 07, 2018 Theresa Takafuma commented on The HOPE we never Expected! Dec 07, 2018 Theresa Takafuma commented on My late mother wrote my story Dec 07, 2018 Theresa Takafuma loved A Glimpse At Our Sickle Cell Warriors’ Fun Day Out. Dec 05, 2018 Theresa Takafuma loved NEPAL: Safety Shouldn’t Mean Losing My Freedom Dec 04, 2018 Theresa Takafuma loved I am Dis-Abled and so what??? Dec 04, 2018 Theresa Takafuma loved Nothing comes from nothing Dec 04, 2018 Theresa Takafuma loved Her Sister's Keeper Nov 28, 2018