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Monthly Archives: August 2015

A Parenting Circle Saves a Teen Mother from a Chronic Disorder

About half of nearly 120 million women who give birth each year experience some kind of complication during their pregnancies and between 15 million and 20 million develop disabilities such as severe anaemia, incontinence, damage to the reproductive organs or nervous system, chronic pain, and infertility. Maternal disabilities have received relatively little attention, because they

VSLAs Enhancing Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in Machinga

As an old axiom says ‘both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought’; women from the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Nyambi in Machinga district have challenged predominant cultural beliefs that have been preventing them from actively participating in income generating activities and with the change of their mind sets, the women are now able

A Trafficker’s Promise Threatens to Shutter the Dreams of a 14 Year-Old Boy

Jonas Ketulo – not his real name (14), who hails from Nawanga Village in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Ngokwe in Machinga district, dreams of becoming a doctor.  The dream could have been shattered if it was not for the efforts of the members of Nawanga Community Rights Committee (CRC) and Nawanga Community Action

YONECO withdraws a Minor from Sex Work

As Malawi joined the rest of the African continent in commemorating the Day of the African Child on , many young children especially young girls continue to face a lot of challenges to exercise their right to education in the country. This being the case, YONECO and other stakeholders is working tirelessly in order to

YONECO Distributes 147 Pushbikes to its Community Volunteers

In a quest to ease the challenge of transport which community volunteers faced in executing their duties, YONECO, with support from UNFPA and EU distributed 147 Pushbikes to its volunteers in Machinga and Mangochi districts.   The pushbikes have been distributed under Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) Project which the organisation is implementing in

The January 2015 Floods: A Blessing in Disguise to 69 Year-Old Woman from Phalombe

In 1969, Edina Chilombo got into a wrong bus as she was coming from Mulanje on her way to Phalombe and she found herself so many kilometers away from her destination. Worse still, she had no any money in her pockets and the sun was setting.    This was not the work of a ruthless

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