Catholic Commission for Justice and peace (CCJP) has given fifty bicycles to community based trainers, paralegals and chiefs of Inkosi Champiti in Ntcheu district to promote gender equality and fight against gender based violence.
Speaking to Malawi24, CCJP programs officer for Dedza Diocese Horace Kasudze said the bicycles are for easy mobilization in order to reach victims of gender based violence in the community and curb cases of domestic abuse.
The fifty bicycles cost K2 million Malawi kwacha but the group of beneficiaries contributed K300,000.
Speaking during the handover of the bicycles, Inkosi Champiti appreciated the development done by CCJP saying the work of promoting of gender equality and fighting against gender based violence will be done easily.
Champiti urged the people to handle the bicycles with care saying if any member misuses the bicycle action shall be taken immediately.
Paralegal Saludzai Steven said from the year Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace was introduced in the area, the community has done a lot in fighting gender based violence.
“So far most families have realised that sending both girls and boys to school shows gender equality, rather that pushing girls into marriages at a tender age,” he said.
The project being implemented by CJP in the area started in April 2018 and is respected to phase out in 2021.