Minister calls for strengthened advocacy against gender-based violence

Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Mary Navicha has called for a strengthened advocacy against Gender Based Violence (GBV) as the country is commemorating 16 days of activism against GBV.

Navicha (c):  Government has shown great commitment to eliminate Gender Based Violence

This was said during a press briefing in Lilongwe during the official launch of 16 days of activism against GBV which is commemorated in the month of November.

Speaking in an interview, Navicha said there is need for Malawians to understand the negative effects of GBV, especially rape on women.

She said there are a lot of cases of rape in the country that are being reported and there is need for concerted efforts to end this type of violence against women.

“Rape has serious impact on the victims which when not handled well the trauma can remain in the victims life for the rest of her life,” said Navicha.

She, therefore, said there is need for stakeholders to reflect on this and how it affects women so that the problem can be eradicated.

However, the Minister said she is not satisfied with the way cases are being handled but said there is hope as government has put in place laws and policies to make sure that the law fully protects women against rape.

NGO Gender Coordination Network (NGOGCN) Chairperson, Barbara Banda said currently a week does not pass without reading about rape and defilement of women and children in the country.

“This is very worrisome development for NGOGCN and stakeholders who are tirelessly working towards elimination of violence against women and girls,” she said.

She said as the country is commemorating the 16 days of activism individual citizens have to reflect on what they are doing to end GBV.

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2 years ago

kkk just like bright malopa brought in that homeless white guy who posedwithpitala kuti awamangila ma chalets ku mangochi. kudikila kumuomba . otsuka mawindo a mma restraunt inu kumati akuthandizani. kukodoka.
cheap presdent and the rest

College of Jerusalem
2 years ago

What do u think a mere Cadet Ben Phiri can answer?, this retired house keeper in UK thinks running government is the same as cleaning Toilets in UK.

With fake qualification zooming on his face , he can’t be trusted and is one of wasted minister.


College of Jerusalem: KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK. Joooooooooooo, I nearly choked with a laughter. Dr. Ben Phiri!!!! KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK. He was able to bamboozle the entire DPP leadership. DPP is the party of dummest people. They steal, kill, rape women and children. If this lady is serious of what she is talking about she must come and join us to march at the DPP cadets in police uniform that raped school children, wives, sisters, and grandmothers. The DPP terrorists regime is the one which is very violent towards women. Join us every week to match against the perpetrators. You are a minister who can’t… Read more »

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