YONECO participated in this year’s National Gender Based Violence (GBV) Research Dissemination Conference which is being held at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe on 5 September, 2022.

YONECO presented a research study which the organization conducted in tourist destinations, border districts, construction sites as well as in major towns and cities across Malawi. The study is titled ‘Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism (SECTT). The study was conducted in Zomba, Nkhata Bay, Mulanje, Mchinji, Mangochi, Machinga, Lilongwe and Blantyre.

The SECTT study report was presented by YONECO’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Manager – Daniel Chikatentha. In addition to this, YONECO mounted a pavilion inside the conference hall where the  Tithandizane Helpline Services Team leader, Mercy Makondetsa, engaged partners and stakeholders on issues pertaining to GBV prevention and response.

The Guest of Honour to the function was the Minister of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare, honourable Dr. Patricia Kaliati.


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