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After 9 Years of Neglect, Female Condoms have become a Corner Stone in the Prevention of STIs including HIV and Unwanted Pregnancies

Nine years after female condoms (FC2) were introduced in Malawi; they were not being utilized as envisioned. According to 2013 Ministry of Health Reproductive Health Unit Report, the uptake of female condoms in Malawi has stagnated to only one million pieces annually. In Balaka district, Youth Net and Counselling (YONECO) was able to distribute an average

Lack of SRH Information is Fueling Teen Parenthood

Rhoda Siyabu (18) is the first born in a family of six and she sadly got impregnated when she was only 14 and she was in Form 2 of her secondary school studies. Four years after the incident, she is failing to go back to school because her parents cannot afford to pay for her

Determined to Defy the Odds

Doreen Magombo is a 19 year old girl who is at loggerheads with a traditional society that is reluctant to loosen its throttle on how it perceives the future and welfare of young girls who are raised and bound to marry at a very tender age, bear children and take care of their families and

11 Year Old Girl Defiled More Than 6 Times

It does not rain but pours for an 11 year old standard 2 drop out Mary James (not real name) who has been defiled for more than six times by different men in 2013 alone.The girl hails from Ntcheu District and her mother is a sex worker and it is alleged that most of the

Re-opened Chauluka Irrigation Scheme Improving Livelihoods of the Vulnerable

Chauluka Irrigation Scheme has been closed for three years from 2010 until 2013 due to conflicts between Agricultural Development Officials and the Scheme Committee, a saga that prompted the Ministry of Agriculture to close down the scheme which is located in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Njolomole in  Ntcheu district.   The scheme was opened

Police Officer Defiles a 6 Year Old Girl

Police in Mangochi arrested and suspiciously released on bail a fellow police officer, Constable Alfred Marko, who  allegedly defiled a 6 year old girl in the early evening hours of 23 October 2013 in Mapira village, TA Mponda in Mangochi.    Constable Marko is a friend to the girl’s family and on that fateful day, the