Reducing violence against women and girls
Tithetse Nkhanza - Malawi Violence against Women
and Girls Prevention and Response Programme
The Malawi Violence Against Women and Girls Prevention and Response Programme – also known as Tithetse Nkhanza (Let’s End Violence in Chichewa) – aims to reduce the prevalence of VAWG and improve the justice system for women and girls living with violence in Malawi

It is a six-year, DFID-funded learning programme that we started delivering in 2019 with consortium partners Social Development Direct and Plan International.

As Tithetse Nkanza progresses, the programme team will work towards four key outputs: 

  • That formal and informal justice services handle VAWG cases in line with protocols and laws.
  • That men and women duty bearers have the knowledge, skills and attitudes to prevent and respond to VAWG.
  • To establish or strengthen local level mechanisms in target areas to help VAWG survivors access justice and other support services.
  • To give men and women, boys and girls the knowledge, skills and attitudes to prevent and respond to VAWG.

Working at national, district and community levels, our team is delivering context-specific interventions and building in adaptation as we learn. It is initially focusing on Mangochi, Karonga and Lilongwe districts, but will expand into further districts during the programme’s second phase.