“I march because I have passion to defend the rights of girls in my house, community, country and globally. It's my commitment!”
Human rights activists, defender of girls' rights
I have a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Project Management and currently studying for my Master's Degree in Strategic Management. My academic qualifications are backed by a number of training s in different fields, obtained from numerous management and capacity building trainings institutions, like, ESAMI, MIM, GetNet, Case Western Reserve University in America, the University of Cape Town, Danish Centre for Human Rights; and many others.
I have accomplished expertise in Gender and Development, Child Rights, Human Rights, HIV/AIDS and emergency issues with over 15 years of experience. Over these years, I have been very instrumental in progressively contributing to processes of changing the narrative for the gender women’s rights discourse in Malawi. Such efforts include; drafting and enactment of the National Gender Policy; drafting and enactment of the National Gender Equality Act; developing the National Strategy to End GBV in Malawi; drafting and enactment of the Trafficking in Persons Act; and many other policies and laws affecting children, girls and women.
My current work is in the frontline service in empowering girls and young women. I work for a local frontline service organization called People Serving Girls At Risk (PSGR), a human rights organization whose work focuses on ending sex trafficking, child marriages and child labour. In 2019, I led PSGR to compile a report on the situation of protection and sex trafficking in response to the concluding observations on CEDAW made by the Expert Committee of the UN Human Rights Council. The report was submitted to the Council for attention as part of the Universal Periodic Report for Malawi, which will be reviewed in March this year.
I am here to connect and learn from so many of you who have accomplished many things in your various fields.