Spotlight - Ending Violence against women and girls in Malawi

What do we know?

Students at a school in Nsanje district
UNICEF Malawi/2020/James Chavula


The European Union and the United Nations have embarked on a multi-year program, the Spotlight Initiative, focused on eliminating violence against women and girls and harmful practices. Malawi is one of eight countries in Africa selected to deliver this programme. This evidence review was commissioned as part of Malawi’s preparatory activities to enable evidence-based refinement of programme interventions and strategies across the whole programme, and identify knowledge gaps to set the research agenda. This study critically reviews and synthesizes appropriate peer-reviewed and grey literature on Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), Harmful Practices (HP) and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Malawi.

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