“An educated Malawian girl has high earning potential, enjoys good health, she is less likely to marry as a teenager, has fewer children, less likely to be a victim of gender based violence, more likely to educate her children and be productive to the community and the country at large.”

Networking & Partnership

Building a grass root network of girls/women and boy/men who can stand up and fight social injustices and defend the rights of girls and young women and also raise the profile of girls and women in their communities.

Forums

Creating platforms where girls meet and discuss about their pressing issues affecting their lives and explore collective solutions.

Interaction

Improving level of participation, coordination and networking be-tween grassroots girls and young women, their organizations and civil society organizations in order to build increased support for girls and young women's issues.

Lobbying

Ensuring that legislation, laws, policies and programmes are gender sensitive and supportive.

Empowerment &Leadership

Developing the skills and competencies of girls and women to reach decision-making levels in all spheres.

Advocacy

Promoting the role of community leaders in creating supportive environment for girls and women development.

Membership

Membership is open to all girls and young women from 10-24 years. Members are encourage to form or join a girls network in their community or school. All members participate in weekly girls forum or meetings. Members renew their commitment an-nually. There are over 74 girls networks with a total member-ship of about 5000. GENET has 50 mentors or associates who support over 200 rural girls (mentees) in its mentoring and coaching program. GENET’s work benefits the marginalized and disadvantaged girls and young women from poor back-ground and the list includes rural adolescent girls, street girls, and girls living with HIV/Aids, girls with disability, orphans and their communities.