Tags : Child Protection

BREAKTHROUGH ACTION PROCLAIMS YOUTH ADVOCACY AS VITAL TO CURBING CHILD

By Kenson McCloud  Team leader for Breakthrough Action Malawi, Jennifer Boyle, has implored adolescents in the country to take a leading role in advocating for adolescents to remain in school as one way of dealing with issues of child marriages in the country. The call was made when the team leader visited one of the […]Read More

KALIATI APPEALS TO JUDICIARY TO SUSPEND BAILS FOR DEFILEMENT SUSPECTS

By Aamon Butao  Minister of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare, Patricia Kaliati, has called on the Judiciary to stop giving bail to child defilers. Kaliati made the remarks on Tuesday when she visited several suspected defilers that are in custody.  The minister visited Mwenyekondo Police Unit at Area 36 in Lilongwe to see a […]Read More

POLICE URGE PARENTS TO BE PRUDENT ON CHILD PROTECTION DURING

By Nertha Hara  As Christians across the world will be celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ during the Easter Season, Malawi Police Service has advised parents to take extra care of their children. Speaking to Timveni , national deputy Police public relations officer Harry Namwaza said cases of rape, defilement, drowning and kidnaping […]Read More

POLICE TIGHTENS SECURITY IN CAMPS

By Jecina Chikwelete  The Malawi police service says it has tightened security in all flood victims’ camps in order to protect women and children from abuse. This comes from the background that women and children have been facing all sorts of violence and abuse in camps in previous years. Speaking to Timveni, national child protection […]Read More

CHILD ACTIVIST ASKS FOR PARENTAL VIGILANCE DURING FESTIVE SEASON

By Jecina Chikwelete  Child rights commentator Amos Chibwana has joined calls from various stakeholders urging parents and guardians to remain focused and provide maximum protection to children during the festive season. Chibwana underlined that vigilance is required over the holidays as children also face the danger of facing abuse.  The activist also asked parents and […]Read More

GOVT RESCUES 7 FROM CHILD PROSTITUTION

By Jecina Chikwelete Government has rescued 7 girls from child prostitution in Biwi Township in the city of Lilongwe after a surprise raid of bars and rest houses. This follows interventions from non-governmental organizations that led to the rescue of a 15-year-old minor from child prostitution in Lilongwe after she was trafficked from her home […]Read More

MZIMBA FACES SHORTAGE OF CHILD PROTECTION OFFICERS

By Aamon Butao  One of the country’s child rights activists Fred Nyondo says shortage of child protection officers in the country is backsliding efforts aimed at dealing with child abuse. Nyondo said this in an interview with Timveni as some districts have few child protection officers. Speaking to Timveni Nyondo cited an example of Mzimba […]Read More

LAWYER ABANDONS DEFILEMENT SUSPECT

By Jecina Chikwelete  Defense lawyer for Stuart Kalungama, a suspect answering a defilement case, says will no longer represent his client.  The development comes as Chief Resident Magistrate Patrick Chirwa was on Wednesday expected to rule whether Kalungama has a case to answer or not. Chirwa has since given Kalungama until next Monday to find […]Read More

PREDATORS CAPITALISE ON GROWING BUSH TO PREY ON MINORS

By Jecina Chikwelete  The child protection desk in the Malawi Police Service has appealed to parents guardians to be on the lookout for suspects who have taken advantage of the rainy season to abuse children.  Police say they have received several cases of violence against children owing to “bushy surroundings which have created fertile ground […]Read More