Plan International Malawi says it will strive to eliminate attitudes and practices that violate the rights of girls at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa District.
The organisation’s project manager Wezzie Kamphale said this on Wednesday during commemoration of the International Day for the Girl Child held at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa.
She observed that there were a number of issues affecting girls at the camp such as sexual harassment.
“As a protection organisation with technical support from United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees [UNHCR], we will ensure that girls, especially from Dzaleka, are protected from all forms of abuse,” said Kaphale.
Dowa District Council chairperson Martin Luka commended the organisation for ensuring that the rights of girls at the camp are protected.
“We are hopeful that the project being implemented will end abuse of girls at the camp,” he said.
Plan International Malawi is implementing a Prevention and Response to Refugee Protection project at Dzaleka Refugee Camp with funding from UNHCR.
The International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated to promote girl empowerment and fulfillment of human rights while highlighting challenges that girls experience worldwide.