DRP-trained Local Reporters Tackle COVID-19 Impacts
Every week, Developing Radio Partners puts together a tip sheet for radio reporters in Malawi. We call it The Weekly Bulletin. It focuses on a different topic each week. In recent issues our bulletin writer and researcher in Malawi, Edna Bvalani, focused on concerns that stay-at-home orders could lead to an increase in sexual assaults against children and students falling behind in their studies.
Using material from the Weekly Bulletins, partner station, Chirundu Radio, in Nkhata Bay, contacted local police and found that reported assaults against children had increased in early April mainly because parents were sending their kids alone to the markets to sell items.
ENDING CHILD MARRIAGES
Village chiefs work to end child marriages after a series of reports on the issue by DRP-trained youth reporters.
CONFRONTING TEEN PREGNANCIES
With COVID-19, Malawi has seen a dramatic increase in teen pregnancies. Youth reporters have been highlighting the problem and talking about solutions.