CAVWOC girls, Ulongwe 2, Balaka, holding up their reusable handmade pads

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End Violence Against Women and Girls launch

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Elita James, 10,Nkhonde, Balaka

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sewing training for mother group in Balaka

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Role model and mentor, Nurse Ellah S Mkandawire talks with girls at Nkhongoloni secondary school, Phalombe

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Our Mission


To empower women and girls CAVWOC supports women and girls in Malawi who encounter rights violations and abuse by sensitizing them of their rights and where to get help. By working in areas prone to harmful cultural practices affecting girls, CAVWOC strives to reduce rights violation cases of girls.

Our vision


A Malawi where the rights of women and children are respected and enjoyed.

Our Values


  • Honesty
  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Openness
  • Non-discrimination
  • Equality

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Recent Projects

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Improving Secondary Education in Malawi (ISEM)

Two learners hold up the happiness and sadness boxes used to report abuse at Chisugulu secondary school in Phalombe

Budget: MWK

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Local Rights Programme

girl poses as a national treasure, entitled to rights as a Malawian Citizen, a National Champion to be.

Budget: MWK

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Combating Sexual/School Gender Based Violence Among Boys And Girls In Primary School For Increased Retention

Standard 6& 7 girls and their teacher Mrs Nyorongo Ulongwe 2 primary school, Balaka.

Budget: MWK

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Combating Sexual and Gender-Based Violence to retain girls (and boys) in Malawian schools for improved education. AKA Project Direct.

Intersports day in Phalombe, Malawi

Budget: MWK

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Upcoming Events

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Testimonials

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Recent Stories

Stories as told by our volunteers, communities, donors and many other stake holders

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3rd September 2018

Male champions work against abuset

In order to combat gender based abuse, CAVWOC has trained community structures in Phalombe and the fruits of the efforts have been observed. Male champions are one of those community structures and have, since their training, put a stop to more than 5 child marriages in their area. They adamantly advise the students to concentrate on school and nothing else. Mr. Makiyi (above) is the leader of the Male champions’ group at Chisugulu community day secondary school and he personally made sure the girls were removed from their would be marital homes and are enrolled back into school. so far, there have been improved and safe learning environment for girls and boys in upper primary and secondary school in Malawi. 1150 girls and 650 boys have shown these changes. there have been improved capabilities/ competencies of girls and in boys to defend girls’ rights and challenge Sexual Gender Based Violence in 4 targeted districts in Malawi. Roughly 2754girls and 1121boys have shown this change.

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27th August 2018

A Chance for Chisomot

Chisomo is an orphan living with her older half-sister, a commercial sex worker. Chisomo is a bright, hardworking 16 year old in form three, who wants to complete her secondary education, go to college and become a nurse. However, her sister forces her to drop out of school and join sex work in order to make ends meet in their home. Chisomo does not want to join sex work because she want to accomplish her dream. When CAVWOC learnt about Chisomo’s story, CAVWOC counsellors and mother group members met with Chisomo’s sister and informed her about Chisomo’s rights – especially the right to education and convinced her to let Chisomo to stay in school. Chisomo was also informed on where to report when she faces such predicaments. That is why CAVWOC exists, to bring hope to girls like Chisomo whose rights are violated.

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Women and Children in Malawi face a lot of challenges in terms of inequalities, physical and sexual abuses, forced marriages and economic deprivation. Centre for Alternatives for Victimized Women and Read more

Reach us

  • cavwoc@gmail.com
  • +(265) 052 39876
  • www.cavwoc.org
  • Chichiri, Blantyre, Malawi