Proposals in Malawi
Malawi has one of the highest child marriage prevalence rates in the world. According to UNFPA report in 2012 on average, one out of two girls will be married by their 18th birthday. Through Awareness campaigns by trainers, the project will capacitate the marginalized communities on child rights and child marriage issues, build a database of people's views on child marriage, and contribute towards enactmate of child bill in the Malawi Parliament
Youth are excluded in many undertakings and this negatively affects them. In our district youth don’t have forums to discuss issues and be heard by the decision makers. This project will promote open discussions and networking through training the youth and community members to use Facebook, twitter and group blogs to advocate for the improved youth welfare in areas such as HIV prevention, entrepreneurships, girls education, and risky lifestyles
Indigenous Asset Protection Project aims at equipping the local communities to ably record and take stock of their indigenous assets and developing and taking actions to protect, preserve and reclaim these assets such as land, soil, water, forests, biodiversity, wildlife, crops, plants, rivers/water sources, mountains, cultures and traditions, languages, livelihoods, medicine and health, etc and learn from and share with the global village online
The goal for this project is to facilitate community participation in governance. The overall purpose of the project is to promote greater involvement of the youth in the social discourse through the effective use of ICT. The project seeks to provide an ICT platform where over 8,000 active ICT users from Neno in southern Malawi can discourse their social development concerns. The project hopes to advance social economic development.
Decentralized local governance in Malawi has not succeeded in enhancing transparency and accountability. This is, in part, due to passiveness of community. This project aims to use Community Radio as a platform to excite the local people into action. To support the issue-based radio programming will be Citizen Journalists who will make follow-ups on development projects and report on the same through the Community Radio regularly.
My life is in dander is the name of the campaign that will bring together all rape victims to share the stories online with the aim of giving stiff punishment to rapist as most of the victims do not come open when they are raped since the society of Malawi condemn most rape victims of their dressing(min- skirts or dress). This campaign will urge all parents girls and young women to come open.
The project will aim to empower women and sensitize men on health rights of women. The prevalence rate of HIV among children in Ndamera is high. Mother-to-child transmission is the main mode of acquisition of HIV among children. The Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission Program (PMTCT) is being implemented to control the spread. Research shows that most men in the area restrict women from getting HIV tested due to cultural reasons.