After several adjournments, Namwera Second Grade Magistrate Court, on 30th June 2015, sentenced three men to 15 months imprisonment with hard labour for being found guilty of property grabbing offence.
YONECO’s officers in Mangochi district have been following up the case after the organisation’s Community Rights Committee (CRC) members started probing the issue. After investigating the case, it was unearthed that
Community structures which YONECO established in Mangochi have facilitated the annulment of a marriage between a 15 year-old girl and a 33 year-old man in the area of Group Village Headman Namwera in Mangochi district.
The tendency of teachers defiling their students refuses to die. Over the last 12 months, Community Rights Committees (CRC) and Parenting Circles which YONECO trained and established have been doing an amazing job to put to a stop the malpractice.
Communities in Ntcheu district have acknowledged the power of Start Awareness Support Action! (SASA!) Tool which YONECO is currently using to curb GBV and the spread of HIV in Malawi.