Adolescents in the country have been urged to be vigilant in the fight against child marriages and gender based violence through among other means the use of art to relay messages of child marriages and gender based violence they face in their communities besides the use of youth advocates.
The Parent and Child Health Initiative through UNICEF and Neno district council has trained ten youth advocates in child marriages and gender based violence management with an aim of transforming them into ambassadors of ending the vices.
A local leader in Thyolo has appealed to the Malawi Police Service (MPS) to redeploy police officers at Thekerani Police Unit which some irate members ransacked in May this year following a disagreement with the police.
As part of commemorating 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence, a local NGO based in Mulanje, Othakarhakha Foundation organized a two-day bonanza for football and bawo in Traditional Authority Nkanda.
Chairperson of Mulanje District Council Councilor Thokozani Namoyo has appealed to the faith leaders to frame and preach love related sermons as part of fighting against gender-based violence among their followers and within communities they serve.
Authorities at Chitekesa Police Unit in Phalombe have singled out mobility challenges and inadequate personnel as major challenges affecting their operations.
United Women has implored stakeholders in the country to commit more funding towards the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV) saying there is a lot more work to be done if the country is to achieve desirable results.
Mulanje District Gender Officer, Mafunga Jamu, says awareness meetings on gender and gender related laws have been crucial in curbing gender-based violence (GBV) in evacuation camps.
A joint report by the Neno District Hospital and its partners has revealed that only 27 male sexual gender based violence survivors reported their cases to police and the hospital last year alone against a total of 221 females.
The judiciary is set to hear 50 gender-based violence cases in 13 districts in two weeks, courtesy of Chilungamo program by European Union.