Published by Carolyn Chidandale

YWCA of Malawi in observing our common membership and achievements in the movement that advances human rights and leadership of women, young women and girls hosted an activity where young girls, adolescent mothers and other women came to the safe space to commemorate the wold YWCA day on the theme of ” find your voice, share your story“.

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WORLD YWCA DAY

By Caroline Chidandale

Adolescence is a pivotal time in the life course when there is considerable opportunity for change. At the same time it is also a period when adolescent girls are especially vulnerable to a range of life-changing experiences including trauma, social isolation, bullying by peers, a lack of supportive adults, and other forms of violence. In Malawi, a child is legally defined as any person under the age of 18 and more than 1 in 5 adolescent girls have begun bearing children by the age 17.

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Importance of Psycho Social Support To Adolescent mothers and their babies

By Caroline Chidandale

The 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa was an inspiring and eye opening experience for me in terms of what it means to be HIV+ in today’s society and what the future may hold in this area. I attended the Interfaith Pre-Conference as well as the main conference and I was moved, inspired and challenged by the experience.

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Faith on the fast track

 

By Charity Mvoso

As a victim of child marriage, it was a great privilege for me to attend the Parliamentary Forum in Ezulwini Swaziland as an observer. The meeting to adopt the Model law on eradicating child marriage and protecting children already in marriage, was very interesting as we watched the parliamentarians from several countries in the SADC region, debate on the law. The objectives of the Model Law is to provide model provisions to assist Member States enact laws on the eradication of child marriage and protecting children already in marriage and to domesticate international and regional human rights instruments dealing with, or impacting on child marriage

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The testimony of a former child bride

The Concept

Girls in IT was an event made to combine the international commemoration of World ICT Day and the empowering of women. The main idea was to inspire, motivate and put the world of ICT in the hands of the high school girls at Saint Patrick’s International High School. To achieve this, influential Malawian women in ICT were asked to speak to and interact with the girls.

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Girls in ICT Day