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Catherine Gotani Hara Becomes The First Female Speaker Of Parliament In Malawi

Catherine Gotani Hara Becomes The First Female Speaker Of Parliament In Malawi

History was made on June 19 when Malawi elected the first ever female Speaker of Parliament, a development gender and rights activists say is a victory for the country’s democracy and efforts for gender inclusion. In the 55 years of independence Malawi has never had a female Speaker of Parliament. Catherine Gotani Hara, opposition Malawi […]

Protesters March Against Presidential Poll Results In Malawi

Protesters March Against Presidential Poll Results In Malawi

Scores of protesters are marching against the outcome of a parliamentary election results in Chikwawa central. Protests on elections Supporters of a losing candidate George Chuma said the winning candidate Salim Bagus manipulated the poll results. One of the protesters Joseph Manja said Bagus connived with polling centre officials to manipulate the results. “Since we […]

The Sex Workers On the Frontlines Of The HIV Response In Malawi

The Sex Workers On the Frontlines Of The HIV Response In Malawi

An MSF programme in four districts in southern Malawi is helping thousands of women who earn their living from sex work to overcome barriers to health services, in part by training and employing sex workers as health workers in their communities. Names have been changed, unless otherwise indicated. Bernadette lost both her parents when she […]

Malawi Decides – 2019 Presidential Election

Malawi Decides – 2019 Presidential Election

 It’s an achievement in itself that Malawi is holding its sixth multi-party national elections since its transition from dictatorship under former President Kamuzu Banda. Malawi is going to the polls to elect a new president, new members of Parliament and local government representatives. Newly elected officials will serve for the next five years. This is the sixth […]

The Presidential Race In Malawi

The Presidential Race In Malawi

Rigging fears, a rap song and the voice of Malawi’s youth are all elements in next week’s presidential election. Incumbent president Peter Mutharika is hoping to beat seven rivals to stay in office for a final term. With less than a week to go before Malawi holds tripartite elections to elect a president, members of […]

Refrain From Violence Against Female Candidates

Refrain From Violence Against Female Candidates

As the May 21st Tripartite Elections draw closer, communities in Balaka have been warned to refrain from violence against women during the campaign period as well as elections. Commissioner of Police responsible for the Eastern Region Arlene Baluwa sounded the warning Friday during a meeting it held in the district that police will arrest perpetrators […]

Women Lobbyists Eye 40 Percent Political Positions In Malawi

Women Lobbyists Eye 40 Percent Political Positions In Malawi

Women lobbyists have increased their campaign and hype for female parliamentary and local government aspirants, saying they want women to get 40 per cent of the seats in both parliament and councils. Emma Kaliya, chairperson of Human Rights Resource Centre (HRRC) said Malawi is not doing well in terms of putting women in decision making […]

Political Aspirants In Malawi Sign MOU To Protect Young Girls

Political Aspirants In Malawi Sign MOU To Protect Young Girls

Political aspirants for the May 21 tripartite elections in Mulanje on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding with Malawi Girl Guides Association (MAGGA) with promise to provide a suitable environment for girls to attain quality education once voted into power. The agreement was signed by politicians from different political parties as well as those contesting […]

Over 177 Girls Drilled In Menstrual Hygiene Management

Over 177 Girls Drilled In Menstrual Hygiene Management

Lilongwe based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Young and Brilliant (YAB) has drilled 177 girls in menstrual hygiene management at Chileka community in an effort to clear misconceptions towards menstruation. The Organization which started its operations in 2018 is teaching girls and women issues regarding menstrual hygiene for their welfare and to ensure smooth running of their […]

Ambassadors Of God Embarks On Girl Child School Retention Programme In Malawi

Ambassadors Of God Embarks On Girl Child School Retention Programme In Malawi

A youth led Non-Governmental Organization, Ambassadors of God (AOG) has started implementing several projects aimed at improving welfare of school going girls as well as school dropouts in Mtsiriza, Lilongwe district. One of its project is the Muloreni Mtsikana Aphunzile (Let the girl child get an education) which is working towards ensuring girls return to […]

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