IAWJ Staff Joined our Chapter in Malawi, Women Judges of Malawi, in Activities to Assess Program Results
Malawi | IAWJ staff joined our member association in Malawi, Women Judges of Malawi (WOJAM), in a series of activities to assess our program‘s results in improving response to sexual violence. We hosted focus groups to measure the impact of training judges and prosecutors, as well as of holding public outreach meetings. We had a great turnout for the meetings with the presence of the entire communities.
IAWJ and WOJAM staff traveled throughout the the North, Central and Southern regions of Malawi to observe outreach activities and to speak with traditional authorities, local magistrates, and survivors to better grasp the challenges of these communities in accessing justice for GBV.
With the program, WOJAM has promoted collaboration between criminal justice actors, traditional authorities, and health services. The stakeholders responsible of responding to sexual violence cases and improving referral systems between the informal and formal justice system. The program has increased cooperation among the community and has built the capacity of the justice sector.
Watch more images from the trip below.