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Ntaja Women Celebrate Independence Day By Cheering The Sick

Ntaja Women Celebrate Independence Day By Cheering The Sick

 As part of independence celebrations, a group of women from Ntaja in Machinga on Saturday cheered the sick at Machinga District Hospital. Patients at the hospital were relieved after they received assorted items including six wheel chairs all valued at K15 Million. District Nursing Officer, Gertrude Ngwalo commended Mtaja Women for the gesture saying many […]

GENET On Community Leadership Empowerment In Mchinji

GENET On Community Leadership Empowerment In Mchinji

 The Girls Empowerment Network (GENET) has embarked on empowering community leaders with child protection laws and skills in the area of Traditional Authority Mavwere in Mchinji in a bid to promote education among the children particularly girls in the district. Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency (Mana) GENET Project Officer, Memory Banda […]

Women Caucus For Increased Budgetary Allocation for Queens

Women Caucus For Increased Budgetary Allocation for Queens

Lilongwe July 9, 2018: Parliamentary Women Caucus has asked the government to consider increasing budgetary allocation for Malawi national netball team the Queens for them to perform better in international competitions. Chairperson for the Caucus, Jessie Kabwila made the appeal on Sunday during the launch of the 2018 Mpico Gateway Mall Netball Challenge at Police […]

People Still Unaware Of Gender, Marriage-Related Laws

People Still Unaware Of Gender, Marriage-Related Laws

 Most communities in the country remain unaware about gender and marriage related laws, a situation which is putting many women at a disadvantage, a government official has said. Director of Administration in the department of gender MacCallum Sibande said this on Wednesday in Lilongwe. He was speaking during the official opening of a national workshop […]

Malawi Opposition Calls For President To Resign Over Graft Allegations

Malawi Opposition Calls For President To Resign Over Graft Allegations

Malawi’s main opposition party on Monday called for President Peter Mutharika to resign over allegations he received a kickback from a $4 million government contract. Mutharika has called the allegations “fake news” designed to smear him ahead of an election next year. The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) added its voice to that of civil society […]

Girls Empowerment Workshop Empowers Primary School Leavers In Malawi

Girls Empowerment Workshop Empowers Primary School Leavers In Malawi

 Girls Empowerment Workshop and Mentorship (GEM), an organization which strives at promoting child rights and girls education says it is geared to empower primary school leavers in various aspects of life through a workshop which they have organized. In an interview on Tuesday with Malawi News Agency (Mana) in Blantyre, GEM founder and Chief Executive […]

Saving Girls From Sexual Exploitation

Saving Girls From Sexual Exploitation

 More than 100 girls in sexual exploitation areas in Lilongwe through Theatre for a Change Malawi (TfaC) have been reached out with Tingathe project, a programme which conveys knowledge on sexual reproductive health and child protection. TfaC is an organization which started in 2007 with a purpose of improving sexual reproductive health for marginalized, vulnerable […]

First Lady Gertrude Condemns Gender Based Violence

First Lady Gertrude Condemns Gender Based Violence

 The country’s First Lady, Professor Gertrude Mutharika on Thursday condemned the acts of violence and abuses that women, girls and children in the country go through. The First Lady was speaking during one of the events of a campaign branded ‘Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG)’ held at Ndungunya Primary School in Phalombe District. […]

UN Women Commends Government In Ending Child Marriages

UN Women Commends Government In Ending Child Marriages

 United Nation Women (UNW)Executive Board President, Ivana Pajevic has hailed government for its commitment to ensuring that cases of child marriages in the country are reduced to manageable levels. She said this Tuesday when she visited Mtakataka at the Headquarters of Senior Chief Kachindamoto in Dedza to appreciate how the UN HE4SHE initiative in being […]

From Iceland to Malawi, UN Gender-Equality Initiative Casts a Wide Net

From Iceland to Malawi, UN Gender-Equality Initiative Casts a Wide Net

The United Nations initiative to improve global parity for women casts a wide net. At one end, Iceland is aiming for full pay equity by 2020. At the other extreme, male leaders in Malawi have agreed to end child marriage.  Both have a place in the HeForShe initiative, a program that has won promises from […]

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