Traditional Authority (T/A) Bvumbwe in Thyolo has asked Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) to act on cases of abuse men are facing in homes, but are deciding to remain silent.
He was speaking yesterday when CCJP opened Nyambalo Paralegal Clinic at Bvumbwe as part of the organisation’s paralegal projects currently being implemented in Thyolo, Chiradzulu, Mwanza and Chikwawa districts in the South.
Bvumbwe said men are shy to come out in the open to explain the problems they are facing in their homes for fear of being portrayed as weak.
“These paralegal clinics have helped in ending child marriages in the area and we are so grateful of that, but how safe are you [men] in your marriages?” he said.
Guest of honour at the event, Monsignor Boniface Tamani, said the initiative is beneficial as early marriages are difficult to handle. n