Tags : child rights

NGO-CCR CALLS FOR ETHICAL REPORTING ON CHILD ISSUES AS JOURNALISTS

By Wilson Allan Phiri  As Malawi joins the world in commemorating world Press Freedom Day, Non Governmental Organization Coalition on Children Rights (NGO-CCR) has called for ethical reporting on issues relating to children’s welfare. In an interview with Timveni Online, the organisation’s chairperson Desmond Mhango said both formal and informal media platforms play a vital […]Read More

A RAY OF HOPE AS THE COUNTRY IS SET TO

By Kenson McCloud  Non-Governmental Organisation, Coalition on Child Rights (NGO-CCR) has expressed optimism that there will be an improvement in children’s welfare in the country following the passing of the National Children’s Commission Amendment Bill. The passing of the Bill means, for the first time ever, the country will have a Children’s Commission which among […]Read More

LEARNERS CRY FOUL OVER LACK OF LEARNING MATERIALS

By Nertha Hara  Lack of desks at Likwenu Primary School in Machinga has been attributed as the major challenge affecting young learners. In an interview with Timveni, head teacher at the school Petro Chaguzika said the situation is dire as the school does not have desks from standard 1 up to Standard 5. He said […]Read More

PARLIAMENT PASSES NATIONAL CHILDREN’S COMMISSION AMENDMENT BILL

By Kenson McCloud  Members of Parliament have on Thursday passed the National Children’s Commission Amendment Bill which will see the establishment of a Child Commission in the country. The Bill seeks to address disparities within some Sections of the National Children’s Commission Act of 2019 on the appointing authority and eligibility of Commissioners. Presenting the […]Read More

SOME UNDER 5 CHILDREN AT RISK OF MISSING OUT ON

By Nertha Hara Some Under 5 children in the country are at risk of missing out on Polio Vaccination due to lack of awareness on the vaccination campaign in some parts of the country. The fears emanate from reports that there was a low turnout of parents on the first day of Polio vaccination on […]Read More

POLICE ARREST A 33 YEAR OLD MAN FOR DEFILEMENT

By Franklin Mtambalika  The police in Lilongwe are keeping in custody a 33-year old man for allegedly defiling his 11-year old step daughter in 3 different locations within Lilongwe for a 3 year period.  The suspect has been identified as Phillip Manyozo, who hails from Magombo Village, Traditional Authority Msamala in Balaka District. It is […]Read More

12 UNDER AGED GIRLS IMPREGNATED IN THE STREETS OF LILONGWE

By Jecina Chikwelete  There are fears number of street connected children may rise as 12 under aged girls got pregnant in the streets of Lilongwe. The girls grew up in the streets and are reportedly living in the same streets while expecting for their babies. Tikondane care for children, an organization working with street connected […]Read More

GOVT COMMITS TO OPERATIONALIZATION OF CHILDREN’S COMMISSION

By Wilson Allan Phiri  Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare Rosalyn Makhumula says preparations are at an advanced stage to roll out the National Children’s Commission next year.   There have been growing concerns from child rights centered stakeholders over little progress made despite Parliament approving a bill in […]Read More

ALL SET FOR 2021 CHILDREN’S PARLIAMENTARY SESSION

By Wilson Allan Phiri  In a quest to advance children’s rights, Plan International Malawi has set up strategizes to track the implementation process of recommendations made during Children’s Parliament. Plan International Malawi Interim Child Protection Manager Wezzie Kamphale made the remarks ahead of the 2021 Children’s Parliamentary session scheduled to start on Thursday in Lilongwe. […]Read More

CHILD RIGHTS NGO DECRIES RISE IN DRUG AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

By Jecina Chikwelete  A local nongovernmental organization, Tikondane Care for Children, has raised fears that drug and substance abuse among street connected children is getting worse. The NGO says its findings have found that the driving factor is misconception that the drugs taken can help cure some skin diseases like scabies.  Speaking with Timveni, Tikondane […]Read More