Development Communications Trust (DCT) has called on journalists in the country to report objectively on issues concerning children and the youth arguing their actions in such reports can perpetrate violence against minors.
A local community-based organization - Ufulu Wathu CBO says it has facilitated termination of 1, 000 child marriages under Senior Chief Nazombe in Phalombe district.
The Parent and Child Health Initiative through UNICEF has emphasized the need for the youths in the country to be ambassadors of change in areas of Child Marriages and Gender Based Violence.
The Parent and Child Health Initiative in collaboration with UNICEF has joined hands with government in ending child marriages and eradicating harmful practices that fuel gender based violence in neno district.
Traditional Authority Mchinguza of Machinga has threatened to remove from positions chiefs who are aiding perpetrators of child marriages to escape into neighboring Mozambique, saying it is affecting efforts to end the vice in the area.
Authorities in Phalombe say over 200 children have been withdrawn from early marriages from April 2021.
The ministry of gender, community development and social welfare says there is a need for district councils in the country to increase financial resources towards the protection and promotion of lives of children in their districts by using part of constituency development funds, District Development Funds and revenues they collect.
It is a tradition in most Malawi’s rural setups, just like in many African countries, to send young girls to initiation camps in preparation for adulthood.
Minister of local government and rural development, Ben Malunga Phiri, has asked the new Chief Bwananyambi of Mangochi to help government in fighting child marriages which he says are a cause to worry in the district.