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Women MPs Pin Down IG Mwapasa Over Malawi Police Rape Spree

Women MPs Pin Down IG Mwapasa Over Malawi Police Rape Spree

Acting police Inspector General Duncan Mwapasa on Wednesday faced parliament’s Women Caucus which wanted to find out how far the police have gone with their inquiry on the infamous Nsundwe rapes. Mwapasa has conceded the police have not yet interviewed the victims of the alleged rapes at Nsundwe, Mpingu and M’bwatalika. “We are finding it […]

Malawi College of Medicine Probes ‘Sex for Degrees’

Malawi College of Medicine Probes ‘Sex for Degrees’

College of Medicine has swiftly moved in to investigate reports that some of its lecturers were luring female students into sex for better grades during examinations. The investigations follow serious allegations in social media platforms, with some reports naming the suspected lecturers. The college said it has since instituted an independent inquiry into the allegations. […]

Ministry of Gender Condemns Malawi Police Officers Over Sexual Exploitation

Ministry of Gender Condemns Malawi Police Officers Over Sexual Exploitation

The Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare on Thursday issued a statement to condemn allegations by rights groups that Malawi police officers raped women, defiled girls and tortured them during demonstrations in Lilongwe over presidential election results. Riots broke out last week at Nsundwe- a trading outpost west of the capital Lilongwe – […]

Police Sexually Abuse Women In Malawi

Police Sexually Abuse Women In Malawi

Scores of women and girls around Msundwe, M’bwatalika and Mpingu Trading Centres in Lilongwe have reported being sexually abused by the Malawi Police officers, Nyasa Times has learned. The NGO Gender Coordination Network (NGO-GCN) has also said it is deeply disheartened by allegations of rape, defilement and torture of innocent women and girls in the […]

Malawi A Beacon Of Hope In Battle Against Gender Violence

Malawi A Beacon Of Hope In Battle Against Gender Violence

AT a time the abuse of women and children reach crisis levels in the region and beyond, Malawi has come out as an exception. Breakthroughs follow high levels of prosecution and justice for victims as well as the annulment of child marriages. The success stories in the northern Mzimba and central Ntchisi are the culmination […]

UN Women Laments Gender Disparities At Malawi Immigration Department

UN Women Laments Gender Disparities At Malawi Immigration Department

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) has Country Representative, Clara Anyangwe, has lamented poor representation of female employees in decision-making positions in the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services. She has since challenged the department to empower female employees to enable them to take an active role in […]

$95m Agricultural Commercialization Project To Capacitate 650 000 Malawi Farmers

$95m Agricultural Commercialization Project To Capacitate 650 000 Malawi Farmers

Malawi government has rolled out a six year Agricultural Commercialization (AGCOM) project which aims at increasing the capacity of 650,000 farming households to improve production and marketing of legume and horticultural crops in order to better the farmers’ livelihoods in the face of the dwindling of the country’s main cash crop tobacco. National Coordinator, Dr […]

F4GL Foundation Commits To Promote Girls’ Rights To Achieve Their Dreams

F4GL Foundation Commits To Promote Girls’ Rights To Achieve Their Dreams

One of the non-governmental organisations in the country known as the Foundation for Girls Leadership (F4GL) says it is committed to promoting rights for the girls in order for them to realise their dreams. Mable Banda: F4GL devoted to advocating laws and policies that safeguard girls’ rights Some girls after participating in the leadership training […]

Suicide Cases On The Rise In Malawi

Suicide Cases On The Rise In Malawi

Government and youth rights groups are expressing worry over the increase of suicide cases in the country, especially that the youth are most hit. According to police statistics, there were 133 suicide cases between September last year and June this year, affecting people of the age blanket 16 to 40. Youth civil rights activist Lucky […]

Malawi To Host Natural Hair Convention

Malawi To Host Natural Hair Convention

A group of women called Malawi Natural Hair Convention has organized an event called the Natural hair convention where women will be taught how to best care for their natural hair. Natural Hair Co-Founder and speaker of the Malawi Natural Hair Convention, Tilinao Lamba said the motive behind the event was to show people the […]

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