Among other key priority areas, YONECO is committed to promoting good health and human rights. In a bid to fulfill this mandate, YONECO uses various strategies to promote the rights and welfare of all people in the society especially the vulnerable groups.
Thus On 11th December 2022, YONECO, in collaboration with the Malawi Police Service(MPS) conducted an interface meeting with sex workers in Nsanje.
The meeting was aimed at strengthening various efforts that are made to prevent Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the district. The meeting was held in the work of increased incidences of GBV that is perpetrated against sex workers.
GBV is one of the common human rights violations in Malawi. 1 in 5 women in Malawi have experienced sexual violence in their life time and 42% of girls experience physical violence before they turn 18.
At the end of the session, YONECO FM (YFM) documented radio programs and the toll-free lines were publicized.