Cultural practices in my community

By Faith Mlombwa

In Malawi we have several practices that are used as a means of advising and teaching children about culture practices. Some of the practices put a  threat to the lives of the children.
Although the government is trying to stop these practices is seems the effort are not enough. Some  these cultural practices have led the youth to contacting disease and infections. 
According to some community members they say it is good for the youth so that they can be brought in a good way but after an interview with some youth they say they do not like the cultural practices but they are forced by their parents and community.
The youth feel like they have no right to say no to their elders or else they are considered as rude, so they are request the government to put more effort in stopping these practices.