ProjectYearsBudgetDonorObjectivesActivitiesImplementation areaAchievements
Improving Secondary Education in Malawi (ISEM)2017-2020MWK European UnionThe overall objective of the Action is “to contribute towards increased enrollment, retention and completion rates at secondary school particularly for female and Other Vulnerable students.” The specific objective of the action is “Improved secondary education completion rates among girls and Other Vulnerable students especially in Community Day Secondary School in the target districts • Engage with district council stakeholders on female and OV students' education • Conduct district based advocacy on safe learning environments • Conduct influencing for girl friendly facilities targeting DDF,LDF • Strengthen district multi-stakeholders (DEN, DGBV forums) • Conduct public enquires on SGBV cases in targeted CDSS • Facilitate linkages of established SGBV reporting & case management structure • Submission of an annual Donor reportLilongwe, Balaka and Phalombe In partnership with OXFAM and GENET; Mchinji, Lilongwe, Dowa, KasunguCAVWOC trained students, mother groups and male champions on sexual gender based violence reporting and case management. Students were to feel supported and protected by these structures. For Less confident students, the happiness and sadness boxes were established. The students could secretly report their cases and/ or comments in the boxes. The number of reports made moved from 0 to 10 in the first fortnight the boxes were introduced. Furthermore, by end July 2018, more than six underage girls had been retrieved from their would be marital homes and brought back to school at Chisugulu community day secondary school in Phalombe by the male champions.
Local Rights Programme2018- 2021MWK Action Aid*To empower women and girls to challenge laws, policies and practices that pre-disposes them to gender-based violence. *To improve access to quality primary education and vocational skills for poor and vulnerable children in particular girls and enhance youth participation to contribute to poverty eradication. *To enhance resilience among people living in poverty and smallholder women and men farmers in the context of climate change, natural disasters and extra active industry operations. *To improve access to quality primary education for poor and vulnerable children in particular girls through equitable and inclusive Early Childhood Development. • Case Handling in TA Nkalo and Kadewere • Monitoring of Caregivers • Monitoring of youth clubs • Monitoring of Goat Pass on systems • Monthly meeting with groups that are supported by CAVWOC • Dissemination of plans and budget • Half Year sponsorship briefings with volunteers • Child message collection Successes Chiradzulu, Malawi.• 38 cases were handled in from January to date, 27 cases completed, 6 under court, 1 under police and 4 are pending • 12 CBCCs were monitored and have a total of 423 learners that are accessing quality ECD services of which 241 are girls and 182 are boys. • There are a total of 68 youth clubs from TA t village level • 250 goats that have been passed on were monitored in 10 GVHs around Tradition Authority Nkalo • The plans were disseminated in all 18 GVHs the CAVWOC with support from ACTION AID is working • A total of 180 volunteers attended the meeting • 431 messages out of 791 have been collected
Combating Sexual/School Gender Based Violence Among Boys And Girls In Primary School For Increased Retention2016-2018MWK COMIC RELIEFOUTCOMES 1. Girls and Boys have increased access to safe school environment with support structures and mechanisms that protects them from school based violence 2. Improved capabilities/competencies of girls and boys to defend girls’ rights and challenge Sexual Gender Based Violence 3. Improved implementation of laws and policies related to girls education 4. Improved attitudes and practices around Sexual Gender Based Violence among teachers and school workers 5. Reduction in harmful cultural factors and negative norms that affect girls education in communities• Build community capacity in active citizenship and demanding accountability on related Policies and Laws and Community Radio Listening Programing • Build capacity of teachers, education officials and school workers on issues of SGBV, girls rights, law and policies on VAG • Mount community based campaigns on SGBV, and readmission policy, for girls in schools • Engage with local, traditional, and faith leaders on negative beliefs and practices. • Hold a national campaign on Ending Violence against Women in Malawi • Submission of a Donor Bi-annual report Balaka, Phalombe in partnership with OXFAMDistributed sanitary pads to 1840 girls of the target group 840 girls were returned and retained in school Strengthened bi-laws in all 4 of our Traditional authority 350 Boys were retained to school Trained 733 teachers in the sexual gender based violence

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