As Malawi commemorated 16 days of Activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV), the Malawi Judiciary, led by Justice Zione Ntaba delivered a career talk at Providence Girls Secondary School. The activity comprised of an interactive session between two key speakers and students. Hon. Justice Ntaba in delivering her speech narrated her journey through secondary and tertiary education leading to choice of a career in Law and sensitized the girls in issues of Gender Based Violence. Ms. Annie Chipeta who is the Programme Manager for the Malawi Judiciary Development Programme and organizer of the Career Talk explained to young students about the Chilungamo (Justice and Accountability) programme and the extensive and impactful work that the programme is doing in the country’s justice sector. She also narrated her roles and experiences working in the Judiciary as a Court Administrator implementing such an immense programme which impacts the lives of many vulnerable Malawians in accessing justice.
The activity was conducted with funding from the EU Chilungamo (Justice and Accountability) Programme under the leadership and coordination of the Malawi Judiciary Development Programme as a way of raising awareness about the judicial system, investing in the future of the Malawi Judiciary system and its role in enhancing good governance and democracy as well as dealing with GBV cases among the vulnerable groups. The platform was a great opportunity for the students to directly access information on how the Criminal Justice Sector institutions coordinate in their operations and shaping of future young leaders in career choices.