Malawi Girl Guides Association has appealed to community members in Mulanje to continue protecting girls from gender-based violence (GBV).
The organisation’s Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Project field facilitator Cosmas Maricello said this on Monday at Chambe Teachers’ Development Centre during a meeting with members of parents-teachers association, school management committee, mothers groups and teachers from Chambe Zone in the district.
He said the organisation wants committees to take a leading role in protecting girls in the district.
“The committee members also need to know proper procedures of reporting GBV cases involving girls so that relevant authorities can take proper action,” said Maricello.
In his remarks, Chambe primary education adviser Patrick Nyembi said the meeting equipped them with skills to help girls as schools reopen for the second phase on October 12.
“We will ensure the girls are protected so that they continue with their education,” he said.
Nkanda Primary School Mother Group vice-chairperson Mercy Manduwa said the meeting enhanced their capacity to identify and report GBV cases to authorities.
The organisation is implementing the AGYW Project in the district with support from Christian Aid.