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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Mwitiya Community Action Group Serves Woman from Trafficking

Machinga District has one of the most serious human trafficking problems in Malawi and is a primary source, transit point to Mozambique and sometimes the final destination for untold numbers of women and children due to the presence of tobacco estates. The case of 32 year-old Fatima (not her real name) vindicates the gravity of

YONECO takes Trafficking in Persons Act (2015) to Stakeholders in Machinga

Forty stakeholders in Machinga District drawn from various institutions attended a workshop that was aimed at popularising the Trafficking in Persons Act of 2015. The session was conducted at St. Theresa TDC by members of the Child Rights Committee of NGO Gender Coordination Network (NGOGCN) with funding from Norwegian Embassy.     Like many parts

7 Years Imprisonment with Hard Labor for Defiling Three Minors

Mangochi Second Grade Magistrate’s Court has sentenced a 48 year old man from the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mponda to seven years Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) for defiling 3 minors. In November of last year (2015); YONECO, through concerned community members got a tip that a 48 year Maize Mill Operator had defiled

YONECO FM Radio takes Valentine’s Day Gala to Mangochi District.

On 14 Febraury this year (2016) YONECO FM Radio organised a Valentine’s Day Show for the youth in Mangochi district. The event was aimed at sensitizing young people on various sexual reproductive health and rights (SRH and R) issues as well encouraging positive and health relationships among the youth.   As ‘the Real Voice of

Mbeu Yosintha Film Reaches out to 650 People in Chikumbeni, Zomba

On 3 February, 2016, a total of 650 people from the area of Village Head Chikumbeni in Zomba district gathered to watch Mbeu Yosintha (Seeds of Change) film which aims at stimulating community action towards finding workable means of addressing social problems in rural areas. Among other things, the film promotesafforestation and reforestation as well

NGOGCN Members Campaign against Abuse of Children with Albinism

Members of Child Rights Committee of NGO Gender Coordination Network (NGOGCN) conducted an awareness campaign against abuse of children with albinism in Machinga district. YONECO hosted the event in the area of Senior Chief Kawinga in the district. During the awareness campaign, a number of activities were conducted. There were traditional dances, poem recitals and

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