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Monthly Archives: November 2015

YONECO-GEWE Project Curbing Defilement through Mobile Court Initiative

Malawi media is awash with stories of defilement and statistics indicate that one in five females experience sexual violence.  In Machinga district, the prevalence rate is so alarming and police records in the district indicate that a total of 55 cases of defilement were reported from January to September, 2015. The Malawi government and other

Traditional Leader Speaks Out against GBV in Zomba

On Friday, 27 November, 2015, Traditional Leaders from the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mwambo in Zomba district strongly condemned Gender Based Violence which they said is mostly perpetrated against women in their areas.     Speaking before his subjects during a GBV Awareness Campaign which YONECO organised in the area; Village Head Lamusi stated

YONECO Takes ‘16 Days of Activism against GBV’ to Matuta Village in Zomba

About 950 people attended an awareness campaign on the dangers of Gender Based Violence (GBV) which YONECO conducted at Mwanje Primary School ground in the area of Village Head Matuta in Zomba district on 26 November, 2015. Since the onset of this year’s “16 Days of Activism against GBV” on 25 November, YONECO has reached

YONECO Joins the World in Launching the 2015 “16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence Campaign”

YONECO joins the world – individuals, other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), policy makers and governments in the 2015 “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign”. This year’s campaign marks the 24th year of the Campaign that was initiated in 1991. Every year, from 25 November to 10 December, the campaign brings attention to various issues

YONECO Launches the 2015 “16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence” Campaign in Zomba

The 2015 “16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence Campaign” has now commenced. On 25 November, YONECO Theatre Troupe launched this year’s campaign at Majawa in Zomba district. About 400 people from around the area of GVH Majawa attended the campaign function. The aim of the function, among other things was to raise awareness

Witchdoctor to Serve 15 Years IHL for Defiling Two 14-year-old Girls

A witchdoctor from Karonga district has been sentenced to 15 years Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) for defiling two orphaned girls in Nkhata Bay district. The witch doctor managed to convince the girls’ grandmother that the girls were possessed with evil spirits that required a certain cleansing ritual.  The witchdoctor told the girls’ grandmother that

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