Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (CADECOM) has stepped in to assist survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) in Dowa District through the Spotlight Initiative.

The project has received a funding of k6 million from UN Women, according to CADECOM’s official in the district George Nkhoma.

The expected outcomes include enhancing the victims and survivors’ entrepreneurship skills, providing them with access to financial resources and access to reliable markets and corporations.

He said that the aim of the project was to ensure that women and girls are economically stable.

‘We will focus on capacity building and we will link them with financial institutions such as those that give loans, either individually or as a group, so that businesses and their well-being is improved’, he added.

It is understood that one of the pillars of CADECOM is to see women and girls who have experienced violence use available, accessible, and acceptable quality essential services for long-term recovery from violence.

Source: Malawi News Agency

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