The Womenâ€™s Legal Resources Centre (Wolrec) says marginalisation of women has led to an increase in gender-based violence in sub-Traditional Authority Nkagula in Zomba.
Wolrec project officer Gift Mauluka was speaking at Sakata Trading Centre in the district on Tuesday during training of 30 community-based facilitators.
He said about 20 percent of women in the area are being marginalised.
Said Mauluka: â€œAs Wolrec, we are implementing a project in 60 villages in the area in order to reach out, sensitise and empower women to reduce cases of gender-based violence in the area.
Â â€œThrough this training, we are trying to enhance the capacity of women to demand and assert their right to development through decentralised structures.â€
Mauluka said the project is also being implemented in 120 villages in Balakaâ€™s Traditional Authority Nsamalaâ€™s area.