a group photo of community stakeholders at the Traditional Authority Bvumbwe, soon after project presentation at the community level

Prisca Yuwa – Enhancing Women’s and Girls Capacity in Fighting GBV

Date grant awarded: June 13, 2019

Enhancing Women’s and Girls Capacity in Fighting GBV is a 5-month initiative led by Prisca Yuwa, whose overall goal is to contribute towards the reduction of Gender Based Violence among the hard to reach women and girls by helping them access sexual and reproductive health rights in Thyolo, Malawi. The project will include interventions that counter Gender Based Violence and support efforts to protect these women and girls. Prisca and her team will identify and train 20 community volunteers in paralegals and basic human rights, who will in turn lead four clubs called ‘Stop Violence Against Women and Girls’ clubs, made up of 25 individuals.

The project targets 5,000 women and girls who are more exposed to gender-based violence, harmful traditional practices, and HIV/AIDS, which are often perpetrated by men, boys, and traditional leaders. Having grown up in a rural community with rampant early marriage cases and unplanned pregnancies, Prisca has experienced a lot of GBV, which has triggered her to take part in ending these acts.