Essential Gender-Based Violence Services and Prevention

As a subgrantee to EngenderHealth, we use a multisectoral approach that integrates interventions at the individual, household and community level. We seek to improve girl’s (and boys) self-esteem and sense of self-worth, as well as their knowledge of the impacts of gender-based violence.

Funder

DOS THROUGH ENGENDERHEALTH

Location

MZIMBA, CHIRDAZULU, BLANTYRE, KASUNGU, AND LILONGWE DISTRICTS

Dates

2017 - 2019

About one-third of students (girls and boys) had experienced physical violence, and 15% had experienced sexual violence, in school. We target adolescent girls and young women with aims to reduce the incidence of SRGBV in secondary schools. As a subgrantee to EngenderHealth, we use a multisectoral approach that integrates interventions at the individual, household and community level by:

  • Improving girl’s (and boy’s) self-esteem and sense of self-worth, as well as their knowledge of the manifestations of SRGBV, and equip them with the life skills to respond to and report abuses.
  • Working with teachers and school personnel to strengthen prevention and response measures by building their awareness of the problems of school violence, early marriage, and school drop-out.
  • Empowering caregivers to improve their attitudes about girls’ education and strengthen household economic resilience to meet education expenses.
Mbonisi Tshuma

Country Director

Mbonisi Tshuma
+263 77 413 5106
mbonisi_tshuma@mw.worlded.org