“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.”

What we do

Girls Empowerment Network Malawi exists to amplify the voices of adolescent girls and young girls to reach decision making tables. We have been involved in building and creating a grassroot network of girls and young women advocates. We want to give the adolescent girls a voice and a platform where their thoughts and voices are heard. We believe that girls should be properly armed to fight the injustice and inequalities they face in order to achieve positive social transformation and be the change they want to be.

Initiative for economic empowerment of adolescent girls and young women

GENET supports social microenterprise program to empower impoverished young women to break out of the vicious cycle of poverty. Poverty is a risk factor to girl’s vulnerability to abuse and HIV/Aids. GENET does this through village savings and loan associations where the members of the group contribute money and provide loans to each other. This has assisted poor adolescent girls and young women to start small scale business as their sustainable livelihood and enable them to be economically independent. GENET provides business management and group dynamic trainings.