Giving Voice to Malawi’s Youth

Violet Banda
Sub-Saharan Africa
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Malawian youth reporter Violet Banda speaks passionately about the many difficulties faced by children in her country. She shares the heartbreaking stories of several Malawian children, including a student impregnated and infected with HIV/AIDS by her teacher. Banda explains how her coverage of the story on Radio Timveni led to the dismissal of the teacher by the minister of education,demonstrating the power of the radio program to bring attention to the issue of child abuse in Malawi. Banda is hopeful, despite the difficult circumstances in her country. The strength of her voice reveals that she is determined to tell the stories of the children of Malawi, so that they can finally take control of their rights and gain respect.

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