Police in eastern region have called upon communities to join hands in addressing rape and defilement cases that have gone up to 43.2 percent.
With cases of defilement and rape increasing daily in the country and despite receiving wide condemnation from different quarters of the society, some men are continuing with the vice.
Two well-known human rights organizations have added voice in asking authorities to put in place tough penalties to punish rape and defilement offenders.
Women journalist under the banner Association of Women in Media (AWOME) have marched in the country’s streets of Blantyre and Lilongwe protesting rampant cases of rape and defilement on women and girls.
Liwonde First Grade Magistrate’s Court sitting at Phalula has sentenced a 33 year old man to 14 years imprisonment for raping a 17 year old girl.