Child Protection

Tuesday 25 May 2021

‘Real Fathers’ champion girl child education in Chikwawa


Fifty thousand kwacha was enough money to convince James Josiah* to receive as collateral to send his 17-year-old daughter Triza* into marriage.

Although it was against her wishes, Triza, a Standard 8 leaner at Chindowole Primary School in Chikwawa district, had no choice but to concede to her parent’s wishes.

In most parts of Chikwawa, sending young girls into marriage is common. This is exacerbated by poverty, cultural practices and religious beliefs.

Friday 30 October 2020

Revamped Protection Structures Fight Soaring Child Marriages Amid Covid-19

14-year-old Bridget* is first born in a family of five. She comes from Nkhatabay District, Northern Malawi. Bridget and her siblings leave with their grandmother.
Parents divorced, remarried and left the children in the care of their maternal grandmother.

Before Covid-19 stuck, Bridget was a dedicated grade five learner at Makumbo Primary School.

Thursday 26 March 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) is a devastating blow to children in poverty

Friday 22 November 2019

Children ask for 'Stiff Penalties' for child rights violators

Children have called upon government to step up and ensure that child rights violators face stiffer penalties for crimes against children’s rights in particular for those who marry children under the age of 18. The children argued that most perpetrators are getting away easily for crimes that they are committing against children.



Friday 30 August 2019


Save the Children in partnership with a local organisation - Association of Progressive Women (APW) - has been implementing a project on Quality Learning and Accountability (QLA) in the remotest districts of Mwanza and Neno in Malawi.