Girls Empowerment Network Malawi exists to amplify the voices of adolescent girls and young girls to reach decision making tables. We have been involved in building and creating a grassroot network of girls and young women advocates. We want to give the adolescent girls a voice and a platform where their thoughts and voices are heard. We believe that girls should be properly armed to fight the injustice and inequalities they face in order to achieve positive social transformation and be the change they want to be.
GENET organizes tutoring and mentoring sessions for rural girls so as to positively influence their mind set and improve chances of their academic success. The program guarantees the best possible education performance for unprivileged girls so as to empower them to become self-reliant citizens free from absolute poverty. Consequently this will reduce gender disparities, illiteracy levels and foster achievement of MDGs as well as education for all.
An educated Malawian girl has high earning potential, enjoys good health, she is less likely to marry as a teenager, has fewer children, less likely to be a victim of gender based violence, more likely to educate her children and be productive to the community and the country at large.