Tags : GBV

AUTHORITIES URGED TO CREATE SAFE SPACE FOR GBV DISCUSSION

By Meclina Chirwa One  of the child rights activists Mbumba Kubwalo has urged authorities to create special sessions on gender based violence in churches and other platforms. In an interview with Timveni, Kubwalo claimed that some people are still in the dark on gender based violence. According to Kubwalo, there is need to utilize all […]Read More

NGO HAILS MEN FOR REPORTING CASES OF GBV

By Rhodrick Banda  As different human rights stakeholders take stock of this year’s observance of 16 days of activism against gender based violence, the Foundation for Rural Development says there is need to engage another gear in fighting abuse. In an interview with Timveni its country director Grace Ndelemani said the organization is impressed that […]Read More

GBV AGAINST MEN ON THE RISE

By Meclina Chirwa  The country has registered more than a thousand cases of abuse perpetrated against men over the first half of the year. That is according to figures from the Malawi Police Service which show 1778 complaints were recorded between January and July. Speaking to Timveni, Victim Support Unit Desk Officer Gift Likoswe urged […]Read More

NYCOM LAUNCHES ‘MADOLO OJAKA’ PROJECT

The National Youth Council of Malawi has embarked on a project dubbed Madolo Ojaka which seeks to empower men and boys to combat gender based violence against girls and women. Speaking in Lilongwe on Thursday, Executive Director for NYCOM Dingiswayo Jere it is paramount to engage the male population as most perpetrators of abuse are […]Read More

MPS DECRIES OFFICERS INSENSITIVE CONDUCT OVER GBV

By Aamon Butao The Malawi Police Service has condemned unprofessional conduct by some Police officers when handling gender based violence cases.  Senior Deputy Commissioner of Police Lenford Kamphika was speaking on Wednesday in Dowa district during the opening of a three-day workshop on gender transformative curriculum training organized by Tithetse Nkhanza Program. Kamphika said "it […]Read More