This film describes Malawi Red Cross (MRCS) leading efforts, in partnership with UNHCR, to rally the Dzaleka Refugee camp community against Gender Based Violence (GBV).


  • Some of the challenges faced by women include abuse by their spouses, and unwanted pregnancies. Malawi Red Cross carries out GBV activities in two areas: prevention and response. In terms of prevention they conduct open days where they sensitise communities to the dangers of GBV. They also train committees to conduct education on GBV in the camp, in the languages spoken there.
  • The Malawi Red Cross tries to mediate cases of GBV, provides counselling to survivors and empowers women economically to earn a living. Upon sensitisation on GBV people are more open to reporting cases.

Usage: Learning from experience, Training

Audiences: Technical staff; Youth

YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZItAqH_ntk

Reference: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. (2009). Let’s talk about it- Gender based violence in Dzaleka refugee camp, Malawi. Duration: 8.47 minutes [Online] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZItAqH_ntk [Accessed: 20th September 2015].

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Author: IFRC
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Status: Final Type: Other Size (MB): Size: 30
Country: Regional
Resource type: Awareness materials, Video

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