Tue. Sep 17th, 2019

Lack of resources haunts justice on gender based violence cases

Written By Brian Kanyenda

Government has called for concerted efforts to end gender based violence, a vice which has clipped the nation over decades.
According to the Director of Public Prosecution Mary Kachali if Malawians join hands reporting perpetrators of gender based violence can help to resolve challenges affecting the battle to end the misconduct.
Speaking during Southern Region Stakeholders Gender Based Violence Reduction workshop, Mary Kachali said that government is committed to curtail gender based violence, as it has set stiffer penalties to all perpetrators.
“As prosecutors we are fighting tooth and nail to lobby for proper mechanisms to end issues to do with gender based violence. Despite the efforts but still we are facing several calamities to reach the intended goal, hence the call for every to take part to end the vice,” says Kachale.
On his part one of the Southern Region Police Headquarters Gender Based Violence Investigator Superintendent Stanley Mtosa said that the workshop has come at the right time as it will help to map way forward on the way issues to surrounding the malpractice can be handled.
Mtosa said that at the meantime with government’s efforts, police in the region are slowly managing to reduce gender based violence issues.

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