GENET’s projects encompass a variety of sectors in efforts to combat the multidimensional challenges that girls and women face today. Please click below for more information on each of our projects.
Propagated by cultural practices and economic circumstances, child marriage is unfortunately, still a common practice in Malawi today. GENET firmly takes a stance against such a practice as it hugely violates children’s rights and exposes many young girls to dangers that are physically, emotionally and psychologically damaging and scarring.
Due to structural gender inequality reinforced by cultural norms and practices, gender-based violence is not a rare occurrence in households across Malawi. Its infringement on female rights and resulting hurt and damage seeps beyond physicality and at its root, devalues women and their right to live without violence.
Education is critical, whether it is to further the dream of a career or to help one expand their capabilities in their everyday lives.
Women are a marginalized group, even in poverty. Their earnings – mainly from agriculture – are unequal and the resulting dependence on their husbands or men in the family perpetuate the inequality between roles in the community and their continued limited access to financial resources and ownership.
Economic empowerment is a vital part of GENET’s continuing combat against child marriage. By facilitating economic stability in households, we hope to lower the economic incentives that drive families towards early or forced child marriage.
Access to resources is vital for any individual in their everyday coming and going. For those living in rural areas, service delivery becomes even more critical as communication is comparatively sparse and travel is limited and cumbersome. GENET is proud to be working in projects that aspire to improve service delivery to its citizens, improving their standard of living and making sure their voices and demands are heard.
Limited access for young girls and adolescents to a comprehensive sex education and health services have only served to exacerbate issues of child marriage, unsafe sex, early pregnancies and unsafe abortions. GENET strongly believes that an informed individual are able to make better decisions for their future. Several of our projects focus on working within communities and fostering good relations between health services, duty bearers, the community and the youth, allowing for open communication and education concerning sexual reproductive health and rights.