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Monthly Archives: September 2015

YONECO Facilitates the Release of a Child from Undergoing a Ritual she Dislikes

Machinga is one of the districts in Malawi where children undergo an initiation ritual from childhood into adulthood and this is done in isolated and confined camps where the young initiates spend two to six weeks with initiation counsellors (Anankungwi). The actual processes vary from one locality to another, but the essence is the same;

YONECO Holds an Indaba with Mangochi Chiefs in a Bid to End Child Marriages

In a quest to end child marriages, YONECO has engaged an extra gear by teaming up with chiefs and religious leaders in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Katuli in Mangochi district which is among the areas where the malpractice is very prevalent.   During a two-day interface meeting that was held from 8 to

Community Rights Committee Spearheads the Process of Demanding Quality Health Services in Kande Area, Nkhata Bay

Kande Health Centre in the area of Traditional Authority Fukamapiri stayed a long time without a standard room for the provision of essential health services like Youth Friendly Health Services (YFHS), and HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC), a situation which negatively impacted on the fight against HIV and AIDS in the area. However, in 2011,

Interface Meetings Expose Gaps in Social Service Delivery in Mangochi District

Community members especially those who live in rural parts of the country continue to face a lot of challenges to access essential public services. It is very common to find community members especially the elderly, people with disabilities, People living with HIV and AIDS, children and women travelling over 20 Kilometers to access health care

Youth Network Africa Awards the Executive Director for YONECO, Mac Bain Mkandawire

Youth Net and Counselling (YONECO) began as a one man’s vision 15 years ago and it  is now one of the most successful organizations in Malawi that is effectively serving thousands of youths, women and children throughout the country. This why Youth Network Africa has recognized the noble path which Mac Bain Mkandawire, the founding

A Former GBV Perpetrator Turns into an Ardent and Indefatigable Advocate of Gender Equality

44 year-old Domitale Binali who hails from the area of Group Village Headman Nlungu in Machinga district has condemned his past and vowed that he will never abuse his wife and children again. Domitale is a subsistence famer and a father of six who has been infamous for domestic violence in Nlungu village and almost all