Tags : ending child marriages

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

FIGHT AGAINST ECM INTENSIFIED IN THE COUNTRY

By Kenson McCloud  Breakthrough Action has expressed satisfaction with communities’ commitment in ending child and forced marriages in Traditional Authority Makhwira in Chikwawa. The remarks were made following an engagement between stakeholders and group village headmen under Makhwira’s authority on the progress made in ending child marriages in their respective areas. In an interview with […]Read More

CHIEFS EMBRACE BREAKTHROUGH ACTION INITIATIVES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CHILD

By Kenson McCloud  Traditional leaders in Chikwawa have commended Breakthrough Action for initiating the establishment of child protection committees and intensifying awareness campaigns which they say have improved reporting mechanisms on forced and child marriages in the district. The traditional leaders said this recently when Breakthrough Action engaged chiefs under Senior Chief Ngabu. Interview with […]Read More

MACHINGA POLICE COMMITS TO ENDING CHILD ABUSE

By Kenson McCloud  Machinga Police has reiterated its commitment to ending cases of child abuse in the district which remains one of the districts that record the highest cases of child abuse in the country. The remarks were made when Breakthrough Action had an interface meeting with faith leaders and the police on Wednesday. In […]Read More

PARENTS, CHIEFS AND NRB OFFICIALS UNDER FIRE OVER AGE CHEATING

By Kenson McCloud  Some parents in Machinga district are allegedly conniving with chiefs and officials from the National Registration Bureau to issue out national Identification cards for their underage children. A Break through project on ending child marriages has exposed the malpractice. The age cheating is said to be one of the factors contributing to […]Read More

COMMUNITIES IN MACHINGA GETS EXCITED OVER BREAKTHROUH PROJECT EXTENSION

By Kenson McCloud  Extension of a Break through Project on ending early and forced marriages project has excited communities in Machinga district. This follows the decision to add four more beneficiary villages of the project namely Likoswe and M’bwabwa under Traditional Authority Nyambi and Maganisya and Chibwana under Traditional Authority Kawinga. In an interview with […]Read More

AUTHORITIES COMMENDS YOUTH’S ROLE IN ENDING CHILD MARRIAGES

By Kenson McCloud  Breakthrough Action Project has commended youth in Machinga for their active role ending child marriages. The sentiments were made at a stakeholder’s engagement with Area Development Committees in Traditional Authority Nyambi in the district on the progress made during the implementation process. In an interview Timveni, senior programs officer for Breakthrough, Zione […]Read More

UNEMPLOYMENT FRUSTRATES EFFORTS TO CURB CHILD MARRIAGES

High unemployment levels in rural areas is said to be frustrating efforts in ending child marriages in the country. This was revealed in Tradition Authority Chimutu area in Lilongwe during an interface with traditional leaders under the Girls Get Equal Project. Speaking with Timveni, Traditional Authority Chimutu’s Chief Council chairperson, group village headman Mtchoka said […]Read More

DAN CHURCH AID HAILS STAKEHOLDERS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CHILD

By  Jecina Chikwelete  Dan Church Aid has hailed various stakeholders for playing a vital role in fighting child marriages in Ntchisi district.  The organization’s Program Officer John Chawinga made particular mention of the Evangelical Association of Malawi, Press Trust and TEVETA who "helped in the implementation of initiatives aimed at ending child marriages in communities […]Read More

ACTION AID EMPLOY SPORTS TO END CHILD MARRIAGES

By Pemphero Malimba Action Aid Malawi has called on learners and students to utilize sporting activities to help curb child marriages.  The organization’s Cluster Program Manager for the Central Region Wongani Mugaba has also asked youths to report abuse in an effort aimed at bring to book perpetrators. In an interview Timveni, Mugaba sports events […]Read More