Advocacy

Thursday 26 March 2020

PRESS RELEASE

Urgent support needed as Covid-19 cases in Africa increase by more than 500 percent in one week, warns Save the Children

As the number of Covid-19 cases across the African continent rose dramatically this week, health systems that serve some of the most vulnerable and marginalised children and families in the world will come under ever-increasing strain, warns Save the Children.

 

Thursday 20 February 2020

Life after pregnancy at 15

 

In Malawi, 29% of adolescents and youth aged 15-19 begin childbearing (Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2015-2016).

Susan (Not real name), a 19-year-old secondary school student living in Traditional Authority Dambe in Neno is mother to 4-year-old daughter Watipatsa (not real name).

 Susan is not just an ordinary teen mother. Her determination allowed her to rise above her circumstances and forge ahead with her ambitions.  

Thursday 20 February 2020

Bringing the stories of Malawi's girls to the US-A blog by Girl Champion, Cecelia

 

Introduction

Thursday 22 June 2017

Carving Media Space for Children in Malawi

Save the Children Malawi recently supported the newly established Media Advocates for the Advancement of Child Rights (MAACR) to conduct its first media training workshop aimed at equipping journalists with skills to competently report children’s issues. President of the MAACR, Mallick Mnela, gives an account of how the journey towards championing child-friendly journalism started in Malawi:

Tuesday 7 March 2017

Not just another Valentine’s Day: Malawi changes the child marriage law!

It is 5:00AM, the weather looks promising, the day looks very bright as well. Tiyamike* smiles as she yawns and reluctantly wakes up to face the day, after all its Monday, and she needs to go school. Tiyamike* 16, has always dreamt of becoming an influential woman in her society and country, an Education Minister. She goes to school everyday eager to learn something new that will shape her future.

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