WOJAM Chairperson for the North Her Worship Gladys Gondwe was speaking in the area of Group Village Headman Kamuchibazi , Traditional Authority Kabunduli in Nkhata Bay district during an awareness campaign on Domestic and Gender based Violence.
Magistrate Gondwe said it was pleasing to note that most people including young girls and women know what to do when victimized.
“The common violence include defilement, rape and failure by some men to look after their family. But it is pleasing to note that nowadays people know what to do if they are being victimized,” Gondwe said.
The Chairperson also added that her organization aims at interacting with people at grass root on access to justice in order to bring closer court services to the community.
Group Village Headman Kamuchibazi said the project was bearing fruits in his area as most women and girls are reporting about gender based violence.
“The project is very important and it will assist in ending some harmful practice like property grabbing of deceased estates,” said GVH Kamuchibazi.
The Two year project is being carried out in Mzimba, Nkhata Bay, Dedza, Lilongwe, Zomba, Blantyre, Mulanje and Phalombe with financial assistance from the United Nations Democracy Fund.