The Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) outlines the fundamental rights of children, including the right to be protected from economic exploitation and harmful work, from all forms of sexual exploitation and abuse, and from physical or mental violence, as well as ensuring that children will not be separated from their family against their will. These rights are further refined by two Optional Protocols, one on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, and the other on the involvement of children in armed conflict.

NfYD works with different stakeholders both at local and national level in order to contribute towards responding and prevention of violence, exploitation and all forms of abuse against children in Malawi which includes: sexual exploitation, trafficking, child labour and harmful traditional practices, such as chinamwali, jando and child marriages.

Child Protection