Girls Empowerment Network (Malawi) is a local young women’s rights organization and a grassroot movement of girls and young women that works to support and improve the well being of vulnerable and marginalized girls in Malawi. GENET was formed in 2008 and registered as NGO in September 2008. GENET empowers girls and young women to advocate for gender equality and justice. GENET envision a world where empowered girls and young women are free to exercise their rights and live peacefully in a just, humane and equitable society. The mission driving GENET (Malawi) is the commitment to contributing towards elimination of gender inequalities in health, education and economic opportunities, and work to fight against gender based violence, harmful traditional practices and HIV/Aids through promotion and creation of safe spaces for girls participation and development. GENET believes that encouraging the leadership of girls and women, their participation and the development of their status benefits the entire community.
GENET Malawi works to strengthen and amplify young women’s voices by empowering girls and young women to be advocates of their own rights and be able to claim their rights from duty bearers. The organization was formed in 2008 by young Malawian women and operate through forming girls networks and uses various approaches such as communication and networking, workshops and training, lobbying and advocacy within the framework of social behaviour change models. GENET (Malawi) uses the multi-stakeholder/interface dialogue and action approach in confronting negative stereotypes and challenges related to the attainment of gender justice.
GENET’s work benefits the marginalized and disadvantaged girls and young women from poor background and the list includes rural adolescent girls, street girls, and girls living with HIV/Aids, girls with disability, orphans and their communities.
A society where very child is empowered and free to exercise their rights and live peacefully in a just, humane and equitable society.
Our mission is to promote and advocate for economic, social and emotional well being of girls and young women and to influence positive social transformation. We believe that encouraging the leadership of girls, their participation and the development of their status benefits the entire community.