“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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Monday, 04 February 2013 07:08

Strengthening capacity of young women

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Girls Empowerment Network (GENET) Malawi engaged about 40 young women and girls into a direct training in Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) content, Reproductive Health and Rights, advocacy and leadership skills. The girls and young women who have received the training are now engaging in community outreach activities, reaching out other girls on Sexual Gender Based violence, women’s rights as human rights and empowerment. GENET’s Coordinator Mercy Mituka said girls were trained in order for them to realize the negative effects of harmful practices such as early marriage, sexual cleansing etc and valorise their body. The workshops were implemented in…
Realizing that eradication of violence against women and girls is key to achieving a significant trans-formation and building a society based values of human dignity. Girls Empowerment Net-work (GENET) Malawi, with financial support from Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA), implemented an advocacy campaign aimed at abolishing harmful cultural practices that subject marginalized girls and women to sexual, emotional and physical abuse and violence. According to one of GENET’s coordinators Naomi Phiri, The convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (CEDAW) recognizes that Violence against women/girls hinders their ability to enjoy rights and freedoms just…
In an effort to find ever-lasting solutions to the crisis of Child Marriage in Malawi, Girls Empowerment Network (Genet) in the just ended year summoned lawmakers, stake-holders, traditional leaders and politicians to a lively Policy table in order to challenge them on the new ways to protect a Girl Child in Malawi. Held on September 5, 2012 at Malawi Broadcasting Corpo-ration’s (MBC, TV section) Kwacha auditorium, the de-bate was held under the theme “How to fight the hidden crisis of cild marriage in Malawi”. Policy makers such as Juliana Mphande (Second Deputy Speaker of Malawi Parliament), Mandala Mambulasa(Lawyer), Magistrate Esmie…