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UNICEF Malawi/2014/Ganesh
© UNICEF Malawi/2014/Ganesh

Social Protection or the National Social Support Programme, has emerged as an effective strategy to reduce poverty. UNICEF therefore recognizes social protection as a fundamental right for children. The social protection component is divided into child and social protection.

Despite the existence of a legal framework for child protection and services to support victims of abuse, many children in Malawi are still vulnerable to abuse, violence, exploitation and neglect. As such, the 2012 – 2016 UNICEF Malawi Country Programme aims to support the Government to develop a National Child Protection System.

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Child Poverty in Malawi


This is the first time in Malawi that child poverty has been measured beyond that of income poverty emphasizing that poverty is not only about money. The report, highlights child poverty based on deprivations of basic needs such as education, health, nutrition, water, sanitation, shelter and information as opposed to income poverty alone. View the report >>


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