15 November 2018
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Karonga, April 30, 2018: Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) says lack of openness between parents and children on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) matters is contributing to the rise of early pregnancies and marriages in Karonga District. EAM’s Health Commission National Coordinator said over the weekend in the district during…
Lilongwe, April 27, 2018: Governance Gender Justice and Development Centre (GGJDC) said mentors and role models should know their duties in order to encourage women who are interested to participate in different positions in the 2019 elections to take up the challenge. GGJDC Programme Manager, Grace Makuti said this Wednesday…
PHALOMBE, April 27, 2018: Parliamentary Committee on Social and Community Affairs has raised concerns over the government’s partial prioritization of early childhood development initiatives in the country. Chairperson for the committee, Richard Chimwendo Banda expressed the concern on Tuesday during a monitoring and evaluation visit at one of Action Aid’s…
Lilongwe, April 26, 2018: Government says it will engage concerned and relevant stakeholders in ensuring that health services and education in public institutions are accessible and available for all. Chief Director of Economic Planning and Development in the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Peter Simbani told journalists on…
Lilongwe April 25, 2018: Coalition for Empowerment of Women and Girls (CEWAG) has organised a fundraising activity at Mkwichi Primary School in Lilongwe on Saturday, April 28, 2018 to raise funds to support 17 needy girls with their school fees. The fundraiser which is targeted at raising a minimum of…
Lilongwe, April 25, 2018:  Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has said it is committed to ensuring that disciplinary cases are speedily handled in order to avoid incurring losses and  damages due delays. Minister of Education, Science and Technology Bright Msaka said this Wednesday at Golden Peacock hotel in Lilongwe…
Lilongwe, April 25, 2018: Nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) are commemorating Global Action Week for Education (GAWE) with a number of activities under the theme ‘Accountability for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 and active citizen participation’ from April 22 to 28, 2018. This is an annual event; every year a theme is…
Lilongwe, 25 April 2018: Kanengo Police Station on Tuesday April 24, 2018 scaled up its effort aimed at sensitizing standard eight pupils against cheating during examinations ahead of the Primary School Living Certificate of Education (PSLCE) examinations. Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency (Mana) in Lilongwe, Public…
Kasungu, April 24, 2018: As one way of encouraging girl child education, Girls Empowerment Network (GENET) in partnership with OXFAM has distributed bicycles to 34 girls at Chankhanga Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) to help ease transportation challenges as they commute long distances to school. The ceremony took place on…
Thyolo, April 24, 2018: School drop-outs in Thyolo are decreasing following provision of toilets and change rooms built by Non Government Organizations (NGO), District Education Manager for the district, Godfrey Kubwese has said. The Manager said this on Monday in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on school drop…

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Treating child marriage as defilement

 Treating child marriage as defilement

Blantyre, November 13: Section 81 of the Child Care, Protection and Justice Act, offers protection of children from forced marriage or betrothal whereas section 22 of the newly amended constitution restricts any person under 18 from marrying. Nonetheless, the law seems not enforced as girls as youn...