“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.”

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Women’s economic empowerment: breaking the roots of gender based violence in Malawi November 16, 2013, Blantyre. Agnes Filimoni from Mtembo village in Traditional Authority (T/A) Chitera in Chiradzulu says her husband now regards her as impolite woman simply because she is economically empowered and able to meet some of the basic needs at her household level. Thanks to financial support from African Women Development Fund, which has enabled Girls Empowerment Network (GENET Malawi) to introduce Village Savings Loan (VSL) for vulnerable young women in Agnes’s area. “I don’t understand the way some men were born and raised up. When you…
July 3, 2013 By Diane Fender, Girls’ Globe Blogger Cutting across countries, cultures, nations, religions and ethnicity lies the issue of child marriage. In April, I wrote a post specifically highlighting the atrocities that young child brides endure. During the Women Deliver Conference, I had the pleasure of meeting the amazing and dedicated Girls Not Brides team. Girls Not Brides’ current project – the creation of an anti-child marriage Coalition - offers like-minded organizations an opportunity to participate in a global movement by sharing information and best practices. Girls Empowerment Network Malawi (GENET Malawi), a grassroots organization and Girls Not…
SIMPLY having access to sustainable sanitary pads, the school attendance of many adolescent girls in some rural primary schools of Mulanje and Blantyre is improving. The ‘Keeping Girls in School 100%’ (KGS) project launched by one of the local Non- Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Girls Empowerment Network (Genet Malawi), has inspired many including a 14-year old Bertha Navaya from Saluti village in Traditional Authority (T/A) Kapeni in Blantyre to go to school regularly even when she is menstruating. Bertha says it is now reasonable for her to say that the distribution of sustainable sanitary pads had made a substantial contribution to…
In a bid to improve vulnerable girls’ self-confidence, self-control, and self-motivation, Girls Empowerment Network (GENET Malawi) will hold a first ever girls’ sports conference scheduled for September 4 and 5 at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC) from 9am to 4pm. Roxanne Ma is GENET Malawi’s Gender Program Officer and said the event will massively benefit young women and girls who will partake in it. “Basically, the program seeks to empower girls and young women for them to get valuable information about diverse issues such as rights, violence and abuse. At the same time, it will develop their self-importance in society and…
Learning from her touching story, eyes and body language, it does not need a psychologist to evaluate the current needs of a teenager Maria Nkomera who hails from Saenda village in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Chitera in Chiradzulu district. She wants to go back to school and start from where she stopped in 2011 because of unwanted pregnancy, which forced her into early marriage. She says she wants to become a nurse and help to lessen the suffering of her family. “I dropped out of school in standard 8 as a result of pregnancy. I was impregnated by…