has vowed to intensify its efforts in fighting social ills in the district.
Speaking in an interview on the sidelines of the International Women’s Day commemoration organised by the Girls Empowerment Network (Genet) at Kasuntha Ground in Dowa, the network’s chairperson Mirriam Makombe said they will not sit down and watch people, especially women and children being abused.
“We are equally concerned when children are being abused and their rights being infringed upon. We feel the victims should be helped in one way or the other because they are vulnerable,” she said.
Inkosi Gomani V, who attended the occasion, applauded the network for spearheading the fight through various interventions.
He said he was impressed that child abuse and gender-based violence (GBV) cases, which were rampant in the area, have gone down.
Since its inception three years ago, the network has been involved in various community charity works aimed at improving people’s lives.
Recently, the group donated assorted items to Mponela Rural Hospital and cleaned Mponela Market as part of its corporate social responsibility.
During the event, Genet distributed over 50 bicycles to male championship groups under Traditional Authority (T/A) Kayembe to ease mobility challenges they face in the fight against GBV. n