Corroborative Efforts Key to End GBV
An international organization, Trocaire says ending gender-based violence-GBV among women and girls in Malawi and Africa is possible if corroborative efforts from all stakeholders are strengthened.
The organization’s Head of Portfolio - Climate and Gender responsible for Malawi, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, and Ethiopia, Conor Molly said this in Ntcheu Thursday where he observed that commitment against the vice is crucial in advancing human rights.
“Gender-based violence - GBV among women and girls in Africa need solutions. We have to strengthen corroborative efforts to ending the same including preventing HIV infection to having a free society,” he said.
While acknowledging rampant GBV related cases, Ntcheu District Commissioner, Francis Matewere says the council is committed to ending the vice.
“Almost 30 in every 100 families in the district, report GBV related cases. The council will put much effort into raising awareness against the vice,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Executive Director for the Coalition of Women Living With HIV and AIDS - COWLHA, Edna Tembo hopes mindset change towards the vice is helpful to solving the problem in the country.