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Malawi: TFAC Rescues Over 70 Girls From Sex Trade

Malawi: TFAC Rescues Over 70 Girls From Sex Trade

 Theatre for a Change (TFAC) has rescued over 70 girls under 18 years old from sex trade in two years in Lilongwe through awareness campaigns. Speaking with the Malawi News Agency (Mana), the acting Project Manager of TFAC Sadson Harawa said the aim of conducting awareness campaigns in hotspot areas such as Chigwirizano, Devil’s Street […]

Govt Launch Psea To Protect Women And Children

Govt Launch Psea To Protect Women And Children

Government on Wednesday launched the Provision of Sexual Exploitation Abuse (PSEA) mechanism which is geared towards protecting women by eliminating elements of sexual violence and abuse against them. PSEA comes at a time when cases of gender-based violence against women in the form of sexual exploitation are on the increase, with one in every five […]

UN Women And The Police Force Fight for The Rights of People With Albinism

UN Women And The Police  Force Fight for The Rights of People With Albinism

 Malawi Police Service (MPS) says it has increased its efforts to completely stump out abuses and violation of rights of people living with albinism in the country. The commitment was sounded Wednesday by Northern Region Commissioner of Police, Martha Suwedi, when she received a donation of assorted items from United Nations Women (UN women) at […]

Malawian Pupils Suspended for Sexual Activity Take Their Ordeal To Court

Malawian Pupils Suspended for Sexual Activity Take Their Ordeal To Court

A group of Malawian school pupils have taken their case to the High Court in Mzuzu after being suspended from school, fined, and, in some cases, jailed for falling pregnant. By MARELISE VAN DER MERWE. Malawi’s draconian school pregnancy laws have come under scrutiny as over a dozen pupils await a High Court ruling that […]

Malawi Airlines Urges Women To Venture Into Aviation

Malawi Airlines Urges Women To Venture Into Aviation

Malawi Airlines has urged women in the country not to look down on themselves but venture into challenging careers such as aviation which are male dominated. Public Relations Officer (PRO) for Malawi Airlines, Joseph Josiah said the Airline is in the process of inspiring young girls to consider taking up challenging careers such as aviation. […]

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 […]