Increased cases of gender-based violence (GBV) have forced men to take part in fighting against domestic violence, according to police.
Kaitano Lubrino, Central Region Police deputy spokesperson, made the observation on Friday during an awareness campaign on GBV at Kamphata Trading Centre in Lilongwe.
He said: “Our beloved relatives and families are exposed to various types of abuse and exploitation such as child trafficking, body parts mutilation, domestic abuses, abandonment and neglect, and sexual abuse such as rape. Therefore, I urge each one of us to report any case of abuse to nearby police victim support units.”
Lubrino said for Malawi to achieve meaningful development there is need for coexistence at household level.
The police campaign has come barely days after the end of 16 Days of Activism Against GBV on December 10. n