On Friday, 27 November, 2015, Traditional Leaders from the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mwambo in Zomba district strongly condemned Gender Based Violence which they said is mostly perpetrated against women in their areas.
About 950 people attended an awareness campaign on the dangers of Gender Based Violence (GBV) which YONECO conducted at Mwanje Primary School ground in the area of Village Head Matuta in Zomba district on 26 November, 2015. Since the onset of this year’s “16 Days of Activism against GBV” on 25 November, YONECO has reached out to approximately 1, 400 people.
YONECO joins the world – individuals, other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), policy makers and governments in the 2015 “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign”. This year’s campaign marks the 24th year of the Campaign that was initiated in 1991.
Every year, from 25 November to 10 December, the campaign brings attention to various issues pertaining to Gender Based Violence (GBV).
The 2015 “16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence Campaign” has now
A witchdoctor from Karonga district has been sentenced to 15 years Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) for defiling two orphaned girls in Nkhata Bay district. The witch doctor managed to convince the girls’ grandmother that the girls were possessed with evil spirits that required a certain cleansing ritual.