Network for Youth Development (NfYD) has called on people of Mulanje to scrutinise child abuse cases that have been dropped in the district’s court.
NfYD project development facilitator Willy Gazlin said this on Saturday during a meeting with child protection committees in group village head Kukada in Traditional Authority (T/A) Nkanda in Mulanje.
The meeting, under Child Protection and Participation Project, with financial support from Plan International, highlighted this year’s United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) recommendations on child protection interventions in the country.
Gazlin said communities should not let perpetrators of child rights abuse go scot-free.
“People have to follow these cases up to court judgement not just raise the issues. No case should be tossed out of courts, every accused person has to face judgement,” he said.
A member of Nogwe Child Protection Committee, Esnart Mlangeni, hailed NfYD for the meeting.
“Whether government transfers a teacher who abused a child, we will be on his neck until court judgement prevails,” she said.
Mulanje district child protection worker Bizwick Mchenga asked the committees to utilise the information to promote children’s rights. n