Tags : teen pregnancies

MP CHALLANGES MINISTER TO DO MORE ON CURBING TEEN MARRIAGES

By Aamon Butao Member of Parliament for Mwanza West Joyce Chitsulo says Malawi is failing in its war against child marriages and teen pregnancies despite several interventions. Citing Mwanza district, which over the Covid-19 period has witnessed more than a 380 child marriages and over 540 teen pregnancies, Chitsulo challenged the responsible Ministry to pull its […]Read More

GOVERNMENT URGED TO ASSIST PREGNANT TEENS

By Meclina Chirwa NGO Coalition on Child Rights has called on government to source funds with which to help girls who got pregnant during the long holiday imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the pandemic Malawi has registered over forty thousand teen pregnancies, a period which has also seen a lot of girls involved […]Read More

GOVERNEMT TO BRING TO JUSTICE INDIVIDUALS BEHIND CHILD MARRIAGES

By Emma Zawanda Minister of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare Patricia Kaliati says government lawyers are working on bringing to justice individuals behind child marriages and teen pregnancies. Kaliati hailed several stakeholders including chiefs, the media and other organizations for helping in the fight against child marriages.  Her remarks follow government’s announcement that it […]Read More

ARREST THEM NOW!

By Pemphero Malimba The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) Dedza Diocese has taken government to task to honor a pledge to arrest men behind teen pregnancies in the district.  This follows a promise by Dedza District Gender Office to bring to justice men who impregnated about a thousand girls during the Covid-19 school […]Read More