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Youth Organization To Raise K20.8 Million For Needy Students

Youth Organization To Raise K20.8 Million For Needy Students

 We Care Malawi- a Lilongwe based youth organization has launched a campaign to raise K20.8 million meant for school fees for needy secondary school students who have dropped out of school in Lilongwe rural areas. The four months campaign dubbed ‘send Them 20 campaign’ (ST20) started on September 1, 2017 and will see over 20 […]

Police Arrest 200 Vigilante In Vampire Mob Killing In Malawi

Police Arrest 200 Vigilante In Vampire Mob Killing In Malawi

Police in Malawi have arrested 200 suspected members of vigilante mobs that have been killing people they believe are vampires. Nine people have been killed since mid-September in southern Malawi where there is a widespread belief in witchcraft. The violence has prompted the UN and the U.S. embassy to declare some parts of the country […]

Village Head Gets Seven Years for Attempted Sex With 13 Year-Old Granddaughter

Village Head Gets Seven Years for Attempted Sex With 13 Year-Old Granddaughter

Liwonde First Grade Magistrate court this week convicted and sentenced Lucious Katuli aged 47 who was a village head and a church elder to seven years imprisonment for attempting to have sex with his granddaughter. Presenting facts in court, prosecutor, Inspector Richard Kandeya told the court that the victim is 13 years old and his […]

UN Women Applauds Malawi President Mutharika In Championing Gender Equality

UN Women Applauds Malawi President Mutharika In Championing Gender Equality

The United Nations (UN) Women Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality says Malawi is on right track in demonstrating commitments towards empowering women and young girls through elimination of all forms of violence directed at them Executive Director for UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said this Tuesday evening during a HeForShe gala dinner held at Sofitel Hotel […]

Livingstonia Synod Fights Gender-Based Violence In Mzimba

Livingstonia Synod Fights Gender-Based Violence In Mzimba

CCAP Synod of Livingstonia-Health Department said it is now time for religious institutions to open up and speak out on issues that were previously hidden because of different beliefs. The synod is implementing a project in Mzimba which specifically tackles issues on gender-based violence and sexual reproductive health among others, as a step to break […]

Getting Initiation Rites Out Of Malawi School Calendar

Getting Initiation Rites Out Of Malawi School Calendar

Keeping girls in school has become a global agenda. Yet stories abound in the country of initiation ceremonies forcing girls to miss class. Mangochi, on the shores of Lake Malawi, is one of the hotspots for chinamwali, a rite of passage to adulthood which forces girls as young as six to be absent from school. […]

Political Parties Urged To Fix Laws To Embrace Women In Malawi

Political Parties Urged To Fix Laws To Embrace Women In Malawi

 Political parties in the country have been urged to revise some of their party constitutions to allow women actively participate in party politics at all levels. Governance, Gender, Justice and Development Centre (GGJDC), District Coordinator for Mchinji, Gerevasio Zulu said this Sunday during the awareness meeting held at the boma. He said it was sad […]

ICW Empowers Women Living With HIV In Malawi

ICW Empowers Women Living With HIV In Malawi

 With an aim of empowering women living with HIV and Aids in Malawi, International Community of Women living with HIV (ICW) organized a two day advocacy training on human rights as one way of equipping them with knowledge on their rights. National Coordinator for ICW, Clara Banya told the Malawi News Agency that the training […]

Thyolo Women In Malawi Gets Empowered Through VSLs

Thyolo Women In Malawi Gets Empowered Through VSLs

 Senior Assistant Community Development Officer for Thyolo, Maggie Meya, says Village Savings and Loan (VSL) Groups have empowered women in Thyolo economically enabling them to be self-reliant. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), Meya said a lot of families were previously facing financial instability as most women did not have income generating activities […]

Working Mothers Not Breastfeeding Their Babies As Breastfeeding Rate Drops

Working Mothers Not Breastfeeding Their Babies As Breastfeeding Rate Drops

Mothers who go to work leaving their babies at home have been blamed for Malawi’s decrease in exclusive breastfeeding rate to 61 percent from 71 according to 2016 Demographic Health Survey findings. The drop means that, currently, out of every 100 mothers in the country only 61 breast-feed exclusively. Briefing the media Friday in Mzuzu […]