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Let’s End Violence! Lessons on preventing and responding to Violence against Women and Girls in Malawi

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The Tithetse Nkhanza programme (Let’s End Violence) was as a holistic violence prevention and response programme which aimed to reduce the prevalence of gender-based violence against women and girls and support progress towards the full realisation of women and children’s human rights in Malawi. Designed as a six-year programme it had ambition to pilot, adapt and deliver at scale.

The programme began in 2019 with funding from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and was delivered by a consortium of Tetra Tech International Development, Social Development Direct and Plan International. SDDirect provided overall technical leadership and drove the design of the prevention and response intervention packages building from the global evidence base and adapting them to the Malawi context.

With deep regret, the programme was closed early due to UK aid budget cuts in 2021. Despite early closure, Tithetse Nkhanza delivered numerous achievements in its 2.5 years, including on adaptation during the COVID pandemic, and generated a wealth of lessons which have been documented by the programme team to contribute to the global GBV field by increasing knowledge on effective programming for different target groups in different settings, and how to work across the prevention and response eco-system from the national to community levels.

For more information please contact: kate.bishop@sddirect.org.uk

Tithetse Nkhanza: Theory of Change

Report & Publications from this programme:

Research and Mapping

Tools, manuals and training

Practice-based lessons

Programme Strategies