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First Lady Emphasizes on the Fight Against Gender-based Violence.

First Lady Madame Monica Chakwera has advised Malawians to participate in the fight against and eradication of gender-based violence.

Speaking during the Unifying Campaign launch in Dowa, Madame Chakwera highlighted the importance of ensuring equal access to education for both boys and girls and quality access to health services for all citizens of Malawi.

The First Lady strongly condemned early marriages, emphasizing that education should be a top priority. She called upon political leaders, religious leaders, and civil servants to collaborate in eradicating gender-based violence.

In her remarks, Deputy Minister of Health, Halima Daudi stressed that combating gender-based violence is not a solo project and called upon the Malawian community to work together to promote the education and good health of both girls and boys.

In her statement, Deputy Executive Director of Family Health Service (FHS), Chiwawa Nkhoma mentioned that the campaign would contribute to combating gender-based violence nationwide and support girls' education. She further expressed her appreciation for Madame Monica Chakwera's participation in the campaign launch.

In his welcoming remarks, Senior Chief Inkosi Msakambewa, expressed gratitude for the campaign being launched in Dowa.

Minister of Local Government, Unity, and Culture, Richard Chimwendo Banda, traditional leaders, religious leaders and other government officials were among notable individuals present at the event.