Police Recording More Domestic Abuse Against Men

By Sellaphine Banda-MANA Police in Lilongwe district say they are impressed with the rise in  the   number of men reporting abuses against them by their spouses. Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency (Mana) Lilongwe   Police public relations officer, Kingsley Dandaula said most men feel shy to report on such cases to the police. “Last year from January to December, we reported fewer cases of violence against men because most of them feel shy to report such…

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More Efforts Needed to Reduce GBV

As Gender Based Violence is on the alarming rate in Nsanje, the District’s Gender Based Violence Technical Working Group has decided to increase effort in reducing the vice. One of the group members who happen to be Nsanje Police Station Community Policing and Victim Support Coordinator, Sub inspector Rex Mulawu, in an interview on the sidelines of the group’s meeting Monday said although they are trying their best to reduce GBV cases in the district there is a need…

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Gender Based Violence Cases Worry Dowa Police

Police in Dowa have expressed concern over the tendency of increasing withdrawals of Gender Based Violence cases by women and girls against their perpetrators at the Victim Support Units (VSUs). Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency Friday, Dowa Police Officer in Charge (O/C), Deputy Commissioner Owen Maganga said such withdrawals of cases are derailing the fight against Gender Based Violence in the district, hence a call for women and girls to make informed decisions before reporting…

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UN Praises Mutharika for Intensifying GBV Fight

United Nations (UN) Saturday praised President Peter Mutharika for taking bold steps towards fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV). Speaking during launch of 16 days of activism against GBV held at Mzimba Community centre ground, UN representative in Malawi, Clara Anyangwe commended Mutharika, for championing He4She initiative in the country. She explained that his determination to promote gender equality, by among other things, ensuring that violence perpetrated on women and girls is eliminated. UN representative said, “As UN family,…

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Cultural Beliefs Fuel Gender Based Violence, Says Police

Cultural beliefs are said to be one of the major contributing factors towards the rise in cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the Eastern region of the country. This was disclosed Thurday during the BASAD Operation hosted by Region’s Women Police Network at Chinamwali Trading Centre in Zomba district. BASAD is a Bantu word which means Women Based Operation to end GBV. Eastern Region Police Commissioner, Martha Suwedi said the increase in number of rape cases and defilement…

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