Desperate measures: hunger crisis forces teenage girls to sell sex

Shamim with her son Junior on the porch of the one room house they share  © UNICEF Malawi/2017/Eldson Chagara By Andrew Brown, UNICEF Malawi It is the start of the rainy season on the shores of Lake Malawi, and the landscape which until recently was yellow and brown is now a lush green. Streams and … Continue reading Desperate measures: hunger crisis forces teenage girls to sell sex

‘I don’t want to be that girl’: hunger forces parents to marry off young girls

Eliza studies at home. She was offered for marriage at the age of 14  © UNICEF Malawi/2017/Eldson Chagara By Joseph Scott, UNICEF Malawi Mangochi, a lakeshore district in the eastern part of Malawi, is one of the country’s top tourist hot spots. The vast expanse of mountain ranges, intersected by flat grasslands and the imposing … Continue reading ‘I don’t want to be that girl’: hunger forces parents to marry off young girls