Women

Police withdraw three girls from early marriages in Blantyre

Police in the commercial city of Blantyre have withdrawn three under-aged girls from early marriages and have also apprehended their suiters for defilement. Through community policing services office, information was received that two girls from one family at Chirimba got married off by their mother. Follow up was made that led to arrest of Barnet Molson 23 and withdrawal of a 14 year old girl (name...

NGO’s tracing authenticity of increased reports of teenage pregnancies in the country

A rapid assessment is underway aimed at tracing the authenticity of increased reports of teenage pregnancies in the country. Plan International Malawi is among organisations that have launched an assessment on the development. Reports indicate that since the closure of schools due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the country has recorded over 10,000 teenage pregnancies. Mangochi, Machinga, Chitipa and Thyolo are some of the districts thatg have recorded...

Knowledge gap among locals contributing to child marriages in Malawi

Knowledge gap among local authorities and stakeholders in Ntcheu on how they can deal with child marriage cases is said to be one of the factors contributing to increase in child marriages in the district. This was revealed on Monday during an interface meeting between police and local leaders at Kasinje in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Ganya in the district. In an interview with...

Kaliati Asks District Councils To Form Committees To End Child Marriages

Honorable Patricia Kaliati, who is the minister of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare, has urged district councils in the country to form committees that will be dissolving child marriages in their communities. Kaliati was speaking Wednesday at Doroba Community Savings and Investment Promotion (COMSIP) Cooperative in Mzuzu where she toured a milk processing facility. She advised women who are members of the cooperative to be...

Machinga registers over 2000 teen pregnancies from January to July

 Authorities in Machinga have expressed worry with the increase of teen pregnancies in the district which has hit a 2,336 mark from January to July, 2020. According to Machinga District Commissioner (DC), Rosemary Nawasha, the development is worrisome considering that during the same period last year, the district only registered 169 teen pregnancies. She said the closure of schools has contributed to the alarming figures of...

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