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A Harsh End for Perpetrators of Witchcraft Based Violence

Singasiyedye Solomon is an elderly woman who is in her late 50s and the experience she faced in the hands of an angry mob after she was accused of witchcraft is a heartrending saga she will never forget. Singasiyedye was severely beaten and her house was demolished and torched on 12th July, 2015 in Saleya

Changing Perceptions on Issues of Consent in Malawi

Consent has been taught to me, both formally and informally for as long as I can remember, to the extent that it feels like common sense. “No means No”. This is something I have known since a young age. Consent should be respected at all times and everyone has the right to not consent to

Young People Pleased with YONECO’s Youth Friendly SRHR Service Provision

Access to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) services has been a challenge to many young people in Malawi and the youth of Ntcheu were not spared. The youth have been complaining about insults and attitude of some service providers who whenever they visit public health centres to seek STI treatment, contraceptives or SRHR counseling.

School Development Fund Forcing Needy Students to Drop out of School

It has been established that MK 1, 500 School Development Fund (SDF) that was introduced in primary schools is greatly affecting needy students as those who fail to pay the fee are sent out of class. This was established when YONECO conducted a monitoring visit in the area of Village Head Chinyamula, Traditional Authority (T/A)

Ntcheu Youth Describe Hope Kit Training as ‘a Vehicle to the Realization of Goals’

Young people from Ntcheu district have described a Hope Kit training which YONECO organized as ‘a vehicle to the realization of their goals’. The training was conducted to equip them with skills for preventing the contraction of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) including HIV and to empower them to make informed choices in their lives. One

YONECO Reaches out to Special Needs Learners with SRHR Information

YONECO in collaboration with Ntcheu District Social welfare Office organized a Sexual Reproductive Health Session for learners with special needs at Gumbo Primary School in Ntcheu district. The initiative came against the background that several studies have indicated that efforts by different actors in the process of disseminating HIV/AIDS and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)