End abuse against children – NGO says

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A child rights organisation has called for practical interventions that can significantly benefit children in the country in order to bail them out from the challenges that they face.

Lucky Mbewe

Mbewe: Has made the call.

The organisation, the Child Rights Permanent Committee (CRPC) which is a grouping of child rights NGOs in Malawi under the NGO Gender Coordination Network, made the call during a meeting which was aimed at assessing children’s rights.

Chairperson for the committee Lucky Mbewe said the country has a number of laws and policies which would help promote the welfare of the children but the legal frameworks are not effective since children in Malawi continue facing a lot of challenges such as physical abuse, child labour, sexual abuse and early marriages.

He said the committee is trying to make sure that children laws and policies are being recognised.

“We are working hand in hand with several organisations to make sure that children in the country are living safely,” he explained.

Mbewe described the challenges that children face as a serious issue which need to be dealt with at any cost in order to help the children become good leaders.

According to him, children are supposed to be protected as they have little say in anything hence are vulnerable to abuse.

He then asked lawmakers and law enforcers in the country to work hand in hand with the committee in protecting children’s rights.

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  1. NGOs are partners in development. Indeed the best interest of a child must be served. However, apart from lobbying for laws to safeguard the rights of children, i hereby call upon NGOs to look into the issue of poverty among children. We may have the best laws on paper, but if the children remain poor, such good laws may not save the intended purpose.

  2. NGOs are partners in development. Indeed the best interest of a child must be served. However, apart from lobbying for laws to safeguard the rights of children, i hereby call upon NGOs to look into the issue of poverty among children. We may have the best laws on paper, but if the children remain poor, such good laws may not save the intended purpose.

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