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Joyce Banda Addresses Members Of U.S. Congress, Promotes Women’s Leadership

Joyce Banda Addresses Members Of U.S. Congress, Promotes Women’s Leadership

Malawi’s former president Joyce Banda on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, addressed some members of the United States Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, United States of America. She becomes the first Malawian high-profile political leader to officially participate in a panel discussion before distinguished members of the US Parliament since Malawi attained political independence […]

Malawi Police Arrest 17 Men for Sexual Harassment of Woman in Limbe

Malawi Police Arrest 17 Men for Sexual Harassment of Woman in Limbe

Malawi Police have confirmed 17 men have been arrested towards the inhumane and humiliating treatment of a woman in Limbe central business (CDB) which took place on Thursday 16th March, 2017. A woman ( name withled) believed to be mentally ill from Bangwe Townhsip in Blantyre reportedly undressed herself and started calling for men to […]

First Lady Urges Malawi Women To Go For Cervical Cancer Screening

First Lady Urges Malawi Women To Go For Cervical Cancer Screening

First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has emphasized the need for all women in the country to under go cervical cancer screening as a precaution to ensure that they are free from the disease and attain early treatment. Speaking during Malawi Broadcasting Corporation’s Zokonda Amayi Macheza programme in Mzuzu on Saturday, she said women will lose nothing […]

Gender Activist Kaliya Lands UN Role On Equal Pay Platform of Champions

Gender Activist Kaliya Lands UN Role On Equal Pay Platform of Champions

Gender and Women’s rights activist Emma Kaliya, who is NGO Gender Coordination Network chairperson, is now champion of the United Nations Women arm Equal Pay Champions. She will be unveiled on Monday in New York, United States when thw UN Women and International Labour Organisation (ILO) will launch the high-profile Equal Pay Platform of Champions, […]

Malawi: First Lady Engages Girls On Prevention of Teen Pregnancies

Malawi: First Lady Engages Girls On Prevention of Teen Pregnancies

First Lady Gertrude Mutharika on Saturday urged girls to focus on education and avoid teenage pregnancies. Mutharika made the call at an interface meeting with girls and other stakeholders at Ntcheu Secondary School. This meeting comes as one of her assignments in Malawi since she assumed the Presidency of the Organization of African First Ladies […]

Rising Defilement Cases In Malawi Raise More Questions Than Answers

Rising Defilement Cases In Malawi Raise More Questions Than Answers

Rising cases of defilement in the African nation of Malawi begs the question the effectiveness of projects being implemented to address the problem. “My 17 year old daughter was defiled by an unknown assailant some 10 years ago when she was just a little girl and this led to her destruction,” narrates Wezie Shaba mother […]

Malawi: Landmark Bill On Marriage Age Passed

Malawi: Landmark Bill On Marriage Age Passed

The Malawi Parliament on Tuesday passed a landmark bill to amend the Constitution and harmonise the age of a child with other relevant laws thereby securing the protection of children against early marriage. There has been an outcry amongst Malawians led by civil society organisations that Section 14 of the Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations […]

Namadingo, Suffix and Theo to Perform for Charity – in Aid of Girl-Child to Raise Funds for Sanitary Pads

Namadingo, Suffix and Theo to Perform for Charity – in Aid of Girl-Child to Raise Funds for Sanitary Pads

Rotaract Club of Blantyre has enlisted services of Patience Namadingo, Theo Thomson and Suffix in a bid to raise funds for reusable sanitary pads for school-going girls following concerns of high rate of dropouts. Most school-going girls in Malawi do drop out of school due to, among other reasons, lack of sanitary pads especially during […]

Malawi Needs More Midwives Amidst Acute Shortage – Study

Malawi Needs More Midwives Amidst Acute Shortage – Study

There is an acute shortage of midwives in health facilities across the country with a total of only 3233 midwives against the required 23 637, a recent study by White Ribbon Alliance for safe motherhood revealed. Professor Maurine Chirwa of Prime Health Consulting which carried out the study said serving midwives were below World Health […]

Malawi Police Arrest Four Over Bones of Albino – ‘They Were Murdered in Zambia’

Malawi Police Arrest Four Over Bones of Albino – ‘They Were Murdered in Zambia’

Malawi Police in Kasungu are keeping in custody four people for allegedly transacting in tissues extracted from a corpse of a person with albinism. The police told Mana on Wednesday the four are Daglous Chikuta, 46, Kelvin Mvula, 59, Mikayele Zimba, 67 and Samuel Kamanga 32. According to Kasungu Police Public Relations Officer, Edna Mzingwitsa, […]