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Girls Empowerment Network (Genet) Malawi commemorates this year’s Day of the African Child by calling upon governments in Africa (including Malawi) to improve girls’ education system. Sound education helps to increase girls’ decision-making power and self-confidence over critical issues such as Child Marriage, Early Pregnancies and HIV/AIDS that threaten their well-being and bright future. The theme of this year’s Day of the African Child, which was chosen by the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, is, “A child friendly, quality, free and compulsory education for all children in Africa”. Its general objective is to…
Introduction Girls Empowerment Network (Genet) Malawi is a local non-governmental organisation (NGO) which seeks to advance the rights, status and well-being of marginalized girls and young women in Malawi. Genet empowers girls and young women to advocate for gender equality, justice, and social inclusion. Apart from being involved in national issues and interventions, Genet currently has specific projects in Blantyre, Chiradzulu, Mulanje and Mzimba districts. The NGO plans to extend to new districts in the near future as soon as funds allow. Genet believes that encouraging the active participation and leadership of girls and young women in key issues can…
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 09:50

GENET MALAWI JOINS ONEBILLION RISING GLOBAL CAMPAIGN

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From 10: AM this Friday February 14, 2014, at Manja Primary School, Blantyre, Girls Empowerment Network (GENET) Malawi will join with activists around the world for ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE. http://www.onebillionrising.org/events/manja-school-girls-dancing-day/ Malawi is currently rising with GENET in the fight against Child Marriage and empower our girls to help change the world. The campaign will build upon the energy and momentum that was created on February 14, 2013 when one billion activists in 207 countries and territories came together to rise, strike, and dance, in the biggest mass action in human history, to demand an end to violence against…
By Jessica Piec Different stakeholders from Malawi have reached a consensus to bring an end to the vile of Child Marriage and harmful cultural practices which derail a girls' chance at attaining an education and negatively impacts her health and well-being. The forceful harmony was made recently at a two-day Southern Region Symposium in the lake district of Mangochi and aimed at Ending Child Marriages in Malawi. The regional symposium was organised by Girls Empowerment Network (GENET) in partnership with Youth Net and Counselling (YONECO) with financial support from Hivos. It drew over 60 delegates comprised of religious leaders, senior…
November 16, Blantyre Staring a 14-year old Christina Asima from a distance, one could have impression that she is just one of those ordinary girls in the area of senior chief (S/C) Chitera in Chiradzulu. Yet her touching story starts with such a closer look at her, which suddenly engulfs you into emotional sorrow because of her malnourished health. Her eight-month old baby keeps on crying on her back but she cannot breast-feed her because there is no milk in her breasts. Anyway, she just fishes them out of her dirt and regular blue-blouse for the purposes of entertaining the…