"Child marriage and child labour is very common in Malawi, especially in the rural regions.
The problem is that we don’t have a standard definition of an adult. In some cultures, when the girl reaches puberty, they determine her to be an adult, even if she is 11 or 12 years of age."
Safe World Field Partner in Malawi
The Sustainable Rural Community Development Organisation (SURCOD) works at the forefront of advancing empowerment of women and girls through various development projects in Malawi.
Projects include helping disdvantaged boys and girls access secondary education and developing women's community enterprises.