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Over 50 000 Women To Be Empowered To Cope With Adverse Effects Of Climate Change In Malawi

Over 50 000 Women To Be Empowered To Cope With Adverse Effects Of Climate Change In Malawi

 Over 50 000 women farmers from six districts of the country stand to be equipped with skills to help them withstand adverse effects of climate change once the five year US$ 13.3 million Gender Climate and Agriculture Support Programme (GCCASP) under NEPAD Agency rolls into operation. The GCCASP is a project designed six years ago […]

Genet Gives Out 30 Bicycles To Assist Girl Child Protection In Dowa

Genet Gives Out 30 Bicycles To Assist Girl Child Protection In Dowa

 Girls Empowerment Network (GENET) has donated 30 bicycles to child protection groups in Traditional Authority Kayembe in Dowa district to assist in its ongoing girl child protection programs. Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency Mana on Friday after giving out the support at Kayembe Primary school, GENET Programs Officer, Twambilile Kayuni said […]

Do Not Discharge, Withdraw Gender Based Violence Cases – Top Prosecutor Warns

Do Not Discharge, Withdraw Gender Based Violence Cases – Top Prosecutor Warns

Director of Public Prosecutions, Mary Kachale, has warned prosecuting agencies against discharging gender-based violence cases, saying even complainants have no powers to withdraw such cases. Speaking in Lilongwe, Kachale said gender-based violence cases are criminal therefore they are between the state and the suspects. “Even the victims, who are the complainants, should not come to […]

New Land Law To Promote Welfare, Dignity Of Malawi Women

New Land Law To Promote Welfare, Dignity Of Malawi Women

LandNet, a non governmental organization (NGO) affiliated in issues of land governance, has hailed government for the enactment of Land Act, a Law it observed will safeguard and promote the welfare and dignity of women and other marginalized members of the society. The observation was made by National Coordinator for LandNet, Emmanuel Mlaka, during awareness […]

The Strategic Development And Women Empowerment Plan Of Graca Machel Trust

The Strategic Development And Women Empowerment Plan Of Graca Machel Trust

 Mrs. Graça Machel, the Founder of the Graça Machel Trust, and an international advocate for women and children, will be visiting Lilongwe – Malawi from 13th to 16th March, 2018 to hold meetings with Government Ministers, members of the parliament, the United Nations family of organisations, civil society, private business, youth and women’s organisations to […]

UNICEF Strengthens Distribution Of Safe Water In Lilongwe

UNICEF Strengthens Distribution Of Safe Water In Lilongwe

 Unicef Malawi has embarked on a campaign of distributing 40 000 liters of safe water on a daily basis to Mitengo community in Lilongwe, after the area recorded 10 cholera cases and ended the life of a 10 year old child. At Mitengo community, almost all members rely on wells and Lilongwe River as a […]

Clara Makungwa Appointed Aide On Women Affairs In Malawi

Clara Makungwa Appointed Aide On Women Affairs In Malawi

President Peter Mutharika has rewarded former Director of Women in Peoples’ Party (PP) Clara Makungwa, who recently joined the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), to be a presidential adviser. Government Chief Secretary Lloyd Muhara confirmed in a statement on Tuesday seen by Nyasa Times that Makungwa, who served as Minister of Gender, Children and Social […]

Malawi’s Economy To Grow As Much As 5 Percent in 2018: IMF

Malawi’s Economy To Grow As Much As 5 Percent in 2018: IMF

Malawi’s economy is expected to grow by 3 to 5 percent in 2018 and by as much as 7 percent in the medium term as the southern African nation recovers from drought-induced stagnation, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday. “Growth will be supported by enhanced infrastructure investment and social services as well as an […]

Malawi Tackles Delivery Crisis As Pregnant Women Die During Childbirth

Malawi Tackles Delivery Crisis As Pregnant Women Die During Childbirth

Despite campaigns by different stakeholders on safe motherhood initiatives, Chitipa District Council has registered 65 home deliveries and nine deaths of pregnant women in six months. Chitipa District Hospital matron, Grace Chamdimba said hat deliveries and deaths occurred during the first half of 2017 to 2018 financial year. Chamdimba was speaking during community awareness campaign […]

Women Must Be Included In Decision Making – Grace Malera

Women Must Be Included In Decision Making – Grace Malera

 Executive Director for Action Aid Malawi, Grace Malera says there is need to increase women participation in decision making positions in the country. She was speaking during a half day media orientation workshop on Wednesday in Lilongwe organised by Action Aid Malawi. Malera said the media plays a crucial role in some of the interventions […]

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