Sep 24, 2017 Last Updated 10:33 AM, Sep 22, 2017

Cases Of Gender Based Violence Escalating In Malawi

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Increased cases of gender based violence are worrying the government of Malawi.

The statement was made by the Minister responsible for such issues, Jean Kalirani who has since called on the general public to help in eradicating such cases.

She said her Ministry is receiving reports of increasing cases of gender based violence with some of them bordering on barbaric killings.

Over the last couple of months, the country has witnessed some of the worst forms of gender based violence, according to the minister.

She cited cases of the young woman killed by her ex-boyfriend in Chilinde, Lilongwe.

And another woman in Mzuzu who was killed together with her child by her husband while another is a case of woman stabbed by her business client.

The minister, therefore, stated that government is working hand in hand with international organisations in order to address issues of gender based violence against women and children in the country.

The alarming statistics have pushed activists to call for a march hoping to raise awareness on the matter.

Slated for this Thursday in the capital city, the march is expected to have both men and women participating and they will all be dressed in black as they make their way to deliver a petition to the ministry of gender.

Last modified on Monday, 11 September 2017 07:52

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