Two NGOs Team up To End GBV in Mzimba and Nkhatabay Districts

Two upcoming NGOs in the north - Purple innovation for women and girls  and Mzuzu Entrepreneurial hub will embark on a two year  project dubbed 'Wukani stop violence against women and girls' aimed at curbing the rising cases of gender based violence in Mzimba south and Nkhata - bay districts with funding from the spotlight initiative.

Executive director for Purple innovations for women and girls Patricia Mtungira said the project will contribute to reducing violence against women and girls by using an electronic digitized data base to ensure that all activities of women and girls are openly accessed by various stakeholders 

Mtungira said the women and girls at grassroots’ level will be taking an active role in promoting solutions that are women led and women driven in ending gender based violence.

"The project is here to contribute against gender based violence against women and girls in Mzimba south and Nkhata bay where we will promote the participation of the women themselves at the same time we will promote collaboration and coordination among various stakeholders working towards eradicating gender based violence", said Mtungira.

Through the joint project, the two organizations will also train communities in citizen journalism so that they are able to unearth issues of gender based violence in their areas.

“We will equip the citizen journalists with bicycles so that they don't face challenges when following up on issues to do with violence against women and girls",Said Mtungira who is also team leader for the Wukani stop violence against women and girls project.

Director of Planning and development at the Mmbelwa district council Precious Kantsitsi welcomed the project saying it will have an impact in ending GBV among women and girls in the district.

“We welcome your project but you should also engage the gender technical working group which can play a critical role in ensuring that your project is implemented without any setbacks”, said Kantsitsi.

The project comes at a time when Mzimba district is registering a rise in gender based violence where with a lot of defilement cases being pursued in courts on a daily basis 

In Mzimba the project will be implemented in the area of Inkosi Chindi.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 13/04/2021

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