Women are placed in subordinate roles both within the family and society. As a result, women find it difficult, and in some cases impossible, to access and control resources such as land, credit, finance, education and information.
Women own less land than men and are in an inferior socio-economic position to them. Therefore, women are not in a position to support themselves and their families independently of their male relatives or partners. This puts them in a vulnerable position to be victims of gender based violence.
There is a high number of gender based violence cases in rural areas of the Chikwawa and Nsanje districts.
- To raise awareness of gender equality and gender based violence within communities.
- To build the capacity of schools and community structures to effectively respond to gender equality and gender based violence cases.
- To empower women and girls with life skills to prevent gender equality and gender based violence at school and community levels.