Minister of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare, Dr. Patricial Kaliati has called on non governmental organizations (NGOs) to partner with government in the fight against women and child abuse.
Kaliati made the appeal at Nsondole Primary School Ground in Zomba during commemoration of the Day of the African Child.
She said issues of women and child abuse were on the rise in the country hence the need for joint efforts if a better result is to be achieved.”
Women and children face different forms of abuse and reaching out to them as a group would bear more fruits,” Kaliati said.
Chairperson for Zomba Civil Society Organisation Network, Sammy Aaron assured government of total support in the quest to end GBV and child abuse.Senior Chief Malemia pledged to establish community by-laws that advance the protection and promotion of women and children rights.