Government says harmonization of laws on children’s rights will see one point eight Million children and vulnerable people being reached with interventions in eight priority areas.
This was disclosed on Thursday during a panel discussion organized by Plan International Malawi.
One of the panelists who is also director of children affairs in the ministry of gender, children, disability and social welfare McKnight Kalanda said this will be achieved through collaboration with all relevant stakeholders including the community based organizations.
At the event the organizers Plan International also disclosed plans to reach out to one hundred million girls with various interventions in the next five years.
According to Kalanda, One point eight Million out of the hundred million children will be from Malawi and will be taken care under the National Plan of action for vulnerable children.
Some of the priority areas include Early Child Development, Education, health, nutrition and food security, household economic strengthening, child protection and psychosocial support.
Other panelists include Desmond Mhango from NGO CCR, Dalitso Kubalasa one of the commissioners at the Malawi Human Rights Commission also MEJN Executive Director and Emma Kaliya chairperson of NGO-GCN
The panel discussion was held under the topic, Civil society organizations in Malawi, Old Problems, New challenges.