ADOLESCENT GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN (AGYW)

SUMMARY

CRECCOM in partnership with Dignitas International is implementing AGYW project in Chikwawa district with support from Action Aid Malawi. The project is part of the TB/HIV programme of the Global Fund. The goal of the project is to reduce HIV incidences amongst girls aged 10 to 24. The project has three objective which are: to increase awareness of adolescent girls and young women in HIV and AIDS; to reduce school dropout rate; and to educed incidences of Gender Based Violence (GBV). HIV & AIDS Information; SRH Services; Life Skills Education; GBV Screening; and Referral to Support Services (HTC/SRH, GBV, ART) are the five areas that make up the core package of AGYW project. Key strategies are approaches in the project include: capacity building of AGYW; Systems strengthening; Economic empowerment; Involvement of Male Champions; Formulation and enforcement of By-Laws; as well as Advocacy and Coordination. CRECCOM started implementing the project in 2018 and it will phase out in 2020.

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