Ending violence against women in Malawi

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Ending violence against women in Malawi

05 February 2014

Concern Worldwide is implementing a project funded by the United Nations Trust Fund to end violence against women in Nsanje District, Malawi.

The project aims to provide a safer learning environment for girls in 17 primary schools. Here's an excerpt from the document, which can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:

This project has a very broad definition of violence. In addition to physical, sexual and psychological manifestations, it also considers cultural and traditional practices that discriminate against girls and prevent them from accessing education as a form of violence.

In this part of Malawi, most communities marry their girls off at an early age. This deprives young females of their right to education. Even boys are routinely required to work at a tender age, doing such tasks as looking after cattle or working the land, which means that they too often drop out of school at a very early age.

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Ending violence against women in Malawi

Concern Worldwide is implementing a project funded by the United Nations Trust Fund to end violence against women in Nsanje District, Malawi.