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Monthly Archives: October 2015

YONECO Joins its GEWE Project Partners in the Launch of Zimachitika Radio Drama Series

YONECO, one of the implementing partners of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) Project, joined its partners in launching Zimachitika Radio Drama Series that will be aired on 14 radio stations in Malawi. The drama series are aimed at promoting social and economic equality among men and women as well as to enhance the rights

Communities Applaud YONECO’s Support towards the Operations of Malundani CVU

Communities from the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Nyambi and the surrounding areas in Machinga district have applauded YONECO for the support which the organisation has been providing to Malundani Community Victim Support Unit (CVSU) which supports survivors of abuse and violence. The organisation through UNFPA-supported Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) Project is providing

YONECO-Trained Community Structure Initiates the Establishment of a First-ever CBCC in Nampeya Village

The first five years of a child’s life are particularly important that brain development is modified by the quality of young child’s development. This is the time that young children’s brains are more open to learning and enriching influences. On the other hand, young children’s brains are more vulnerable to developmental problems should their environment prove

YONECO’s Office in Ntcheu District Facilitates Readmission of 68 School Dropouts

Due to high levels of school dropout rates in Ntcheu district, YONECO’s office in the district embarked on a campaign that was aimed at bringing back the children to school and in the month of September, 2015, the office facilitated the return of 68 children to various primary schools in the district.  Parents and guardians

Benefits of VSLA Groups Continue to Spread among Women in Mangochi

Many families in Malawi in general and Mangochi in particular struggle to find household necessities. Parents fail to meet educational needs of their wards like school fees and uniforms due to high poverty levels.  Most children have ended up dropping out of school with girls as young as 14 years opting for early marriages and

Man gets 8 Years IHL for Sexually Abusing his Niece

An uncle has been sentenced to eight years Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) for defiling and impregnating his 15-year-old niece in Machinga district after YONECO’s Legal Literacy Circle Facilitator referred the matter to police as the relatives of the two were reluctant to report the incident. Following the intervention of the area’s Legal Literacy Circle