Tithetse Nkhanza Program Leader Grace Malera

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The advocates of Tithetse Nkhanza program have emphasized the need for stakeholder in against Gender Based Violence (GBV) to seriously unpack root causes of the vice for effectively implementation of any remedial strategies.

The call comes amid escalation of GBV including defilement, rape and bullying particularly on women and girls despite numerous interventions.

Tithetse Nkhanza Program Leader Grace Malera told the validation workshop on National Advocacy Strategy on Violence Against Women and Girls-Prevention and Response , December 8, 2020 in the capital Lilongwe that it high time stakeholders could have fact finding on the matter.

 Malera observes that strategies against GBV have only concentrated on prevention leaving aside the root cause of the vice.

“We want more work on addressing the root cause of the vice that when that is dealt with the fight against GBV will be a thing of the past.

“The workshop organized today, will give participants to look thoroughly on best modalities to how deal with the real causes of GBV,” assures Malera.

Fred Simwaka, Chief Gender and Development officer in Gender Ministry challenged civil society against GBV to do more than paper.

Simwaka observes that more resources are pumped into civil society but the vice still escalating hence the need for proper usage of funds from donors.

Senior Chief Chowe of Mangochi demanded more awareness campaign in rural areas on GBV that communities be able to expose the vice.

The validation workshop aimed at soliciting views from stakeholders that will be included in the final response document for proper implementation.

The workshop attracted participants from civil society, traditional leaders, academia, media, and government agencies and among others.   

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