Not many girls from Mangochi district reach standard 8 of their primary education and this is attributed the case due to a number of factors like child marriages, teen age pregnancies and lack of enthusiasm due to lack of role models. Further to this, young people from Mponda village in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Katuli have an additional challenge which is a long distance to and from school.
The status of women in Balaka district is low and sadly, violence against children is very rampant in the district. The 2011 Welfare Monitoring Survey (WMS) indicates that, in the southern region of Malawi where Balaka is, a lot of children within the age range of 12 to 18 were physically, sexually and emotionally abused. Out of the total, 33% sought help and 18% were reportedly abused sexually.
If a person is just a ‘literate’, he or she may say at best, ‘this is mine’; but if that person is a ‘legal literate, he or she may say with assertion, ‘this is rightfully mine’- Y. K Sanharwal
Since the disadvantaged sections of society in particular women are unable to put legal document and the justice system into use in order to protect themselves because of lack of knowledge, YONECO through Unleashing Women Power for Gender Equality and Empowerment Project
Investing in Family and Parenting Programmes is Key to Sustainable Development in Africa – YONECO ED
The Executive Director for YONECO, Mac Bain Mkandawire, has stressed that investing in family and parenting development programmes is key for countries to respond to the proposed sustainable development agenda in Africa.
YONECO Hails its Trained Community Structures for their Commitment in Community Development and Promotion of Human Rights
YONECO has acknowledged the commendable job which its trained community structures are doing in the development of their respective areas more especially on issues of health,