On July 29th, 2014 WOFAD conducted one of its monitoring visits for the We Have Rights Too! Project in the Traditional Authority (T/A) of Machinjiri, Group Village Headman (GVH) Mwamadi. About 25 members of the community attended the meeting, the local CBO director, chiefs of the community, as well as a member of the school board.
Women had a chance to discuss their experiences with the We Have Rights Too! project and explain some of the changes they have observed since implementation. Some of the activities of the project included training of peer educators, health care workers, CBOs and community members on SRHR, couples counseling called stepping stone, and the distribution of brochures capturing legislature and policies geared towards protecting WLHIV translated into Chichewa.
At the end of the meeting, a donation was made by Sophie Belanger on behalf on a Canadian initiative supporting development in Malawi. School supplies, note books, shoes, stuffed animals and soccer balls were donated to the local school and child care center.