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Sexual Assaults Still Not Reported In Mangochi, Malawi

Sexual Assaults Still Not Reported In Mangochi, Malawi

 Despite efforts by authorities to sensitise communities to report sexual assaults, most individuals in Mangochi still do not report such cases to authorities for purposes of prosecution. National Programmes Coordinator for Malawi Sexual Reproductive Health Alliance, Hastings Saka told Malawi News Agency Thursday during the training of 20 youth leaders in the district on reporting […]

FGM Entices Young Girls Into Early Sex, Marriage, And Teenage Pregnancy

FGM Entices Young Girls Into Early Sex, Marriage, And Teenage Pregnancy

In rural Malawi, families send girls as young as 12 years old for “initiation,” a traditional, cultural practice that marks a child’s entry into adulthood. But child rights campaigners say the ritual entices young girls into early sex, marriage, and teenage pregnancy — forcing many to drop out of school. One local organization is seeking […]

For A Working Society We Need Women, Girls And The Youths

For A Working Society We Need Women, Girls And The Youths

The CCAP Synod of Livingstonia’s Church and Society says Malawi needs to invest massively in youths and women if its goal of realising social-economic and political growth is to achieved. Happy Mhango, monitoring, evaluation and learning manager at Church and Society said in Karonga ahead of a 10 year long multimillion kwacha project the society […]

Charities Work To Brighten Malawi Girls’ Future

Charities Work To Brighten Malawi Girls’ Future

Two international charities have launched a program in southern Malawi to help girls in rural areas remain healthy and stay in school. The charities are running girls’ clubs in the Mulanje district, a hotspot of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Some 360 girls are taking part in the Mawa Girls clubs, which were launched […]

Gender Violence Is A Challenge In Malawi

Gender Violence Is A Challenge In Malawi

16 days of activism has revealed that violence and harassment towards women and young girls in the world of work remains most tolerated violations of female workers human rights. This revelation has been made during 16 days of activism whereby government through the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare launched Ndiulula (Won’t be […]

Unicef Partners With Malawi, New Finance Bank To Launch Girls Secondary Education Trust

Unicef Partners With Malawi, New Finance Bank To Launch Girls Secondary Education Trust

UNICEF has partnered with New Finance Bank (NFB) and the Ministry of Education by launching a Girls Secondary Education Trust, which is a fundraising campaign that has been set up to provide access to quality education for vulnerable girl students in Malawi. During the launch held at Mount Soche Hotel on Wednesday, UNICEF Malawi’s country […]

Prof. Gertrude Mutharika Commits To Fighting Against GBV

Prof. Gertrude Mutharika Commits To Fighting Against GBV

 First Lady Madam, Prof. Gertrude Mutharika has vowed to continue championing and supporting government in combating Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the country. Madam Mutharika who is Ambassador for OXFAM’s ‘Ending of violence against women and girls’ (EVAWG) campaign says she is always concerned with various forms of violence and abuse targeted at women and […]

First Lady Gertrude Advises Women To Support And Promote One Another

First Lady Gertrude Advises Women To Support And Promote One Another

Thyolo, 29 November, 2018: First Lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika has advised women in the country to support and promote one another. Mutharika gave the advice at Lomola Catholic Primary School ground in Thyolo during a women development meeting where she had a chat with female civil servants, MBC’s Zokonda Amai groups, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) […]

Women MPs Wants 50-50 Campaign Intervention During Primary Elections

Women MPs Wants 50-50 Campaign Intervention During Primary Elections

Balaka West Member of Parliament, Patricia Dzimbiri has requested for protection and support for female aspirants during primary elections for the 50-50 campaign to be achieved. She said this Wednesday in Parliament during debate on Women’s Parliamentary Caucus report on the activities for 2016/17 and 2017/18 financial years. Dzimbiri said deliberate interventions should be put […]

3 Million People To Be Rescued From Hunger

3 Million People To Be Rescued From Hunger

Government has said it is targeting to distribute maize to over 3 million people who are currently affected by hunger in some parts of the districts in the country. Minister of Information Henry Mussa said this on Saturday (November 24 2018) during a rally which he held in his Chiradzulu East Constituency at Nankhundi Primary […]

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