Over 40,000 girls have been impregnated and 15,000 have ended up in marriage during the school closure due to an increase in cases of covid 19 pandemic.
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We are fundraising to end GBV which has increased as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. With USD150,000 we will be able to contribute to reducing sexual GBV in Malawi. WE WILL ALSO UTILISE THE FUNDING TO WITHDRAW GIRLS AND BOYS FROM CHILD MARRIAGES THAT HAVE Taken place during the Covid 19 pandemic. Some funding will also support mobile court cases to try perpetrators of GBV. The other funding will go towards an awareness campaign to mobilize people to accept the coronavirus vaccine.
About Foundation for Children's Rights
Since its establishment the organized has empowered over 3000 Ultra Poor women socially, economically and politically. We have also managed to train 1200, young people in various vocational skills, reached out to 2000 girls with basic life skills information and support to end child marriages. Since 2014 we have managed to withdraw over 300 girls from child marriages and rescued 800 children from child labor. We have further facilitated bursary schemes for over 202 girls and boys from poor and vulnerable families’, and managed to establish 360 community based child care centers for promotion of Inclusive early child care and education for children with diverse needs.
We envision a free and Safe Society for Optimum Child Development and protection.
Our Thematic Focus
Education, Health, Sexual Reproductive Health, Economic Empowerment of Women, Youth Empowerment, Social Entrepreneurship.
Our quest for funding is for the following issues: Gender based Violence, women economic empowerment, Child marriages, child labor, child and maternal heath, climate change, HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Inclusive Education. All these are premised in support of the contextual needs in the communities we serve, and complimenting the government of Malawi in its 2025 national goals in line with SGDs.
Interesting impact stories as a result of our programmes, and partnership with diverse stakeholders in the northern region of Malawi.
I was dragged to get married and abandon school by my parents. After the Project from Our Shared Goal, I was convinced I need to continue with school. With support from the Mother group and the organization we managed to convince my parents, and I am back at school.
Chikondi MandaNyungwe, Karonga District
I looked at my son as a burden, the feeling of raising someone who could not talk broke my heart very much. He was as good as dead to me. But because of this project, my son has risen from the dead where we placed him. We can now proudly talk to him and send him to do different tasks which are appropriate for his age
Kina NguluweMzoma, Mzimba District
We have an experienced and updated team that is passionate to partner with diverse stakeholders for inclusive development.