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Christian Aid High Powered Delegation Visits YONECO

YONECO Head Office in Zomba hosted senior staff members from one of its strong partners, Christian Aid. The delegation comprised of Paul Valentine, the Director for International Affairs for Christian Aid; Sally Foster-Fulton who is the Head of Christian Aid in Scotland; and Pansi Katenga, Christian Aid Country Manager in Malawi and other senior staff

Malawi Hosts Ethiopian Delegates during a Learning and Sharing Tour on Ending Child Marriage

On 14 March, 2017; Mangochi district was electrified by the visit of an Ethiopian delegation that came to Malawi on a learning and sharing visit on finding workable means of ending child marriage in the two countries.   Mangochi is among the epicenters of the child marriage scourge in Malawi and various interventions are currently

Minister Visits YONECO in Zomba

The Minister of Gender Children Disability and Social Welfare, Honourable Jean Kalirani, Visited YONECO in Zomba on a familiarization tour that was also graced by other government officials and representatives from other Non-Governmental Organizations.   The Minister visited YONECO ICT Centre, Helpline Services Centre which houses the Toll Free Helpline centre.   After appreciating how the

Board Members Impressed with YONECO’s Feedback and Reporting Mechanisms

Led by the Board Chairperson, Professor Dixie Maluwa Banda, YONECO Board Members have expressed their satisifaction with the technical system which the institution has put in place in order to enhance accountability and ensure credibility of the on-going food distribution exercise in Malawi.   The Board Members expressed their contentment after a monitoring tour of some

Is Homophobia Responsible for Fueling the Risk of HIV among LGBTI in African Countries?

Barely nine months after the Court of Appeal in Botswana ruled in favour of registration of *LEGABIBO, the clergy in Malawi and their faithful took it to the streets on 6 December, 2016 in protest against legalization of same sex marriages in the country. The mass protests that attracted thousands of people in all major

Malawi Launches ‘More than Brides’ Programme

Malawi commemorated the International Day of the Girl Child on 10 November, 2016 in the area of Traditional Authority Zulu in Mchinji district. The day also marked the launch of More than Brides Programme which is being supported by the Dutch government through SIMAVI.   The day was commemorated under the theme “Girls’ Progress Equals