A Lilongwe gender-based violence (GBV) survivor Hawa Makwinja has established a non-governmental organisation (NGO) to champion the rights of vulnerable groups, including women and children.
The organisation is called Ndife Amodzi Children’s Care.
Speaking on Friday, during the launch of the organisation, Makwinja said GBV cases such as sexual exploitation and trafficking of children are on the increase despite concerted efforts to eliminate the malpractices.
“Recovery and reintegration of child victims of sexual exploitation is a very long process; and, therefore, we all need to take responsibility for the campaign to be effective.
“This organisation has been established to provide a platform where communities can contribute towards taming GBV and other forms of abuses in families and communities,” she said.
Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Jean Kalilani commended Makwinja for establishing the organisation, saying the move will complement government’s efforts to overcome the challenge. n