FOCESE is a young women led organisation based in Malawi working to eliminate gender violence, stereotypes and stigma through advocacy. Working with law makers, government and village heads FOCESE seek to change the  social and cultural norms that cause gender based violence, particularly child marriage.

By including the voices of girls and young women in community forums, and with AmplifyChange funding, FOCESE have prevented nine child marriages and raised awareness of gender issues in the Kalembo area. In addition to their advocacy work, FOCESE provide economic opportunities for girls and young women to address the existing inequalities widespread in rural areas.

Girls Not Brides

Foundation for Civic Education & Social Empowerment (FOCESE)

Grantee Information

Project Name

Girls Not Brides

Organisation Name

Foundation for Civic Education & Social Empowerment (FOCESE)


Violence, Youth

Type of Grant

Opportunity Grant