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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 […]

Almost Half a Million Women and Girls Affected By Floods In Malawi

Almost Half a Million Women and Girls Affected By Floods In Malawi

Almost half a million women and girls are in need of sexual and reproductive health services in Malawi, following the recent floods caused by tropical cyclone Idai, which have affected 14 out of the 28 districts. Persistent heavy rains have affected close to one million people and left 56 people dead, following the onset of […]

Joyce Banda To Withdraw From Presidential Race

Joyce Banda To Withdraw From Presidential Race

People’s Party (PP) national executive committee (NEC) members are meeting at the residence of former president Joyce Banda to discuss a possible electoral combination with Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to compete as one force in the coming elections continue, Nyasa Times understands. Joyce Banda has let PP national executive committee members to meet and discuss […]

Ministry Of Gender To Commemorate International Women’s Day In Malawi

Ministry Of Gender To Commemorate International Women’s Day In Malawi

Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare will join the international community in commemorating the International Women’s Day which falls on March 8, annually in order to appreciate the role that women play in a society. In Malawi, this year’s event will be held at Namitete Secondary School Ground in Lilongwe under the theme, […]

People With Albinism Protest In Malawi As Attacks Spike Ahead Of Polls In Malawi

People With Albinism Protest In Malawi As Attacks Spike Ahead Of Polls In Malawi

 Protesters took to the streets in Malawi’s capital on Wednesday to demand the government step up protection for people with albinism following a spate of murders and attacks driven by an underground trade in their body parts for black magic.   The march comes amid fears that people with albinism could be at increased risk […]

Teacher’s Initiative Redefines Girl Empowerment In Malawi

Teacher’s Initiative Redefines Girl Empowerment In Malawi

 Mercy Adam was in Standard 8 the time When Mother is a Child (WMC) project folded. In her view, phasing out the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Malawi bankrolled project in Mulanje four years ago meant dashed hopes in her education pursuit. To Mercy, there was no more future as the support she hoped […]