As Malawians join hands in Bringing Girls back to School and Keeping Girls in School campaigns, Machinga district is retrogressing according to reports from YONECO-GEWE Committees in the district who are tirelessly working to turn the tables around.
Shockingly, the number one perpetrators of School Related Gender Based violence (SRGBV) are teachers who are fond of sexually harassing their female students
Events in the life of 12 year old Jamila Yusuf (not her real name) have drastically become tough as she is currently going through a lot of trauma after losing her innocence to a heartless man who defiled and infected her with Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).
Talandira Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) that was established in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Ngokwe in Machinga district is one of the VSLAs in which the members are enjoying the fruits of belonging to such an association in Malawi.
On 26 October, 2014, YONECO successfully completed a five-day training course for 47 Community Parenting Facilitators which was conducted at Naming’azi Training Centre in Zomba and the qualified facilitators will be tasked to enhance adept ways of promoting children’s rights and welfare.
Still in her teens, Sifati Silaji dropped out of school in 2012 just after she successfully completed her sixth class of her primary school studies. Sifati hails from the area of Group Village Headman (GVH) Sinyala, Traditional Authority (T/A) Bwananyambi in Mangochi district.