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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 championing child rights.
Chidaya said through the 18 plus media project on ending child marriages, engagement of the media will be enhanced to among others raise awareness.
Chidaya was quick to point out that it is worrisome to note that children are facing numerous forms of abuse like child marriages despite several interventions.
He pledged to continue working with government and different stakeholders in the fight against child marriages and others child abuse cases.
In her remarks, Media institute of Southern Africa-MISA Malawi Tereza Ndanga has challenged journalists in the country to write more stories on children welfare.
Ndanga said there are many issues that are happening in the country concerning children which need media attention to spur action from duty bearers.
She emphasized the media must also hold to account government and stakeholders on activities centering on safeguarding children welfare.
Taking his turn Plan international Malawi communications and campaign manager Rodgers Siula collaborative efforts in the promotion of child rights must always include the media.