Tags : child rights

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

COVID-19 AFFECTS THE FIGHT AGAINST CHILD MARRIAGES

By Esther Manduwa Stakeholders involved in protection of girls' rights have described Covid-19 as a setback in the fight against child marriages. This was highlighted over the weekend as Malawi joined the global community in celebrating International   Day of the Girl Child.   Timveni Child and Youth Media Organization, through its Executive Director Herbert […]Read More

PLAN TO REWARD JOURNALISTS WHO PROMOTE CHILD RIGHTS

By Kenson McCloud Plan International Malawi has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Misa Malawi aimed at awarding journalists who promote women and child rights. The inaugural presentation of the awards are slated for this weekend when MISA Malawi will hold its annual gala, which will see nine winners in print, electronic and online media […]Read More

GOVERNMENT TO HARMONIZE CHILD RELATED LAWS

by Ian Soko President Lazarus Chakwera says he is committed to ensuring that there is harmonization of child-related laws.  Chakwera’s remarks come against a background of some child protection laws that are in direct contradiction with the supreme law of the land, the Constitution.  Through the Director of Communication at State House Sean Kampondeni, the […]Read More