The purpose of the programme is to broaden peoples horizon in civil and political life in order to contribute meaningfully to their society and so doing the determination of their destiny. For this to be achieved, it is vital that they understand their rights and are given the space to formulate their views and influence the policy structures that affect them.
Public service and accountability
Communities are empowered to demand their ‘right to development’ as stipulated in international and national documents such as the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi, section 30. Communities are mobilized though training of community structures such as Area Development Committees (ADCs), Village Development Committees (VDCs), Health Committees (HCs), School Management Commmittees (SMCs), Parent and Teacher Associates (PTAs), Child protection committees (CPCs) CBOs, etc. This equips communities with information and the needed skills to advocate for improved public services.
Civic Education and political participation
Civil education and meaningful political participation of citizens through community structures and institutions through:
Human Rights Monitoring and Litigation
YONECO takes an active role in the prevention and litigation of human rights abuses. Some of the projects and activities include.