Tags : child rights

PARENTS URGED TO BE VIGILANT DURING SCHOOL SUMMER BREAK

By Wilson Allan Phiri  As schools are on holidays, parents and guardians have been encouraged to safeguard children’s rights. Trends have shown that children suffer most abuses at home than school which are safe spaces. Child rights activist Desmond MHANGO said, "Children are at risk of facing numerous abuses during these holidays." Mhango cited hazardous […]Read More

LMC URGED TO USE SADC LEADERSHIP TO PROMOTE CHILD RIGHTS

As President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera assumes the leadership of southern Africa’s most powerful block, a child rights activist has called the President to utilize the opportunity to safeguard children’s rights.  Lucky Mbewe cited cases of serious child abuse cases in several SADC countries including Mozambique which is grappling with a growing insurgency.  Speaking with Timveni, […]Read More

LEANERS RENDERED DESTITUTE AS RELIGON CLASHES WITH COVID RULES

 By Chisomo Daniels There is a clash of religious beliefs and right to education for some learners at Khongo Primary School in Lilongwe whose parents and guardians protest the requirement for pupils to put on masks. The development has led to some learners dropping out of school to conform to parents’ adherence to religious teachings. […]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By Jecina Chikwelete  Defense lawyer for Stuart Kalungama, a suspect answering a defilement case, says will no longer represent his client.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

NGO-CCR CALLS FOR MORE ALLOCATION TOWARDS CHILDREN

By Kenson McCloud    The NGO Coalition on Child Rights has emphasized on the need for the national budget to respond to the needs of the children who constitute a large percentage of the population. The remarks comes after the Minister of Finance, Felix Mlusu presented the 2021/2022 budget statement in Parliament last Friday. Speaking […]Read More

CHILD RIGHTS ACTIVIST CALLS ON MPS TO HARMONISE CHILD RELATED

By Kenson McCloud  As Parliament has kick-started its budget meeting today, child rights activists are calling for Members of Parliament to grab the opportunity to harmonize child related laws. In an interview with Timveni, one of the experts Fred Nyondo said various laws do not speak to each other. Nyondo gave an example of the […]Read More

ACTIVIST CALLS FOR NETWORKING BETWEEN MEDIA AND CSOs IN SAFEGUARDING

By Kenson McCloud As Malawi commemorates World Press Freedom Day, a child rights activist has called for formal networking between journalists and civil society organisations in a bid to promote and protect child rights. Speaking to Timveni news desk, Desmond Mhango commended the media for tireless effort in the past year in promoting children’s rights citing […]Read More

TEACHERS RESUME STRIKE: GOVT, TUM FAULTED ON DEADLOCK

By Kenson McCloud  Child rights advocates have condemned resumption of a strike by teachers in public schools as an infringement on rights of the child. In an interview with Timveni, one the activists Desmond Mhango has faulted duty bearers for "failing to protect children’s right to education." Mhango emphasised that both sides should take into […]Read More

MEDIA TASKFORCE FORMED TO CHAMPION CHILD RIGHTS

By Aamon Butao & Esther Manduwa Timveni Child and Youth Media Organization has described as successful its two-day media training on child rights reporting and ending child marriages. Speaking during the closing ceremony of the workshop, Timveni child and youth media organization executive director Herbert Chidaya announced the formation of a media taskforce aimed at […]Read More

PARLIAMENT BLAMED FOR OVERLOOKING CHILDREN’S WELFARE

By Aamon Butao The NGO Coalition of Child Rights says discussions with authorities are at an advanced stage for Parliament to consider setting aside a day to deliberate issues affecting the country’s children.  NGO CCR Chairperson Desmond Mhango said this on Tuesday in Salima district on the sidelines of a media training on child rights […]Read More