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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 […]

World Vision Malawi Gives Flood-Affected Families Relief

World Vision Malawi Gives Flood-Affected Families Relief

World Vision Malawi presented sheets for temporary shelters and chlorine for treating water to people in eight villages whose homes were washed away by flood in Chikwawa districts.The floods demolished homes and household items, as well as washed away crops and livestock. Roads and bridges have been destroye and people’s access to clean, safe water […]

President Mutharika Calls For Respect And Protection Of Women

President Mutharika Calls For Respect And Protection Of Women

President Peter Mutharika has urged the citizenry to put to an end various acts of abuse happening in the country, especially to women. He made the call Sunday during his whistle stop tour conducted in selected constituencies in Lilongwe. Mutharika, who is the torch bearer for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party 9DPP) in the forthcoming […]

Sexual Assaults Still Not Reported In Mangochi, Malawi

Sexual Assaults Still Not Reported In Mangochi, Malawi

 Despite efforts by authorities to sensitise communities to report sexual assaults, most individuals in Mangochi still do not report such cases to authorities for purposes of prosecution. National Programmes Coordinator for Malawi Sexual Reproductive Health Alliance, Hastings Saka told Malawi News Agency Thursday during the training of 20 youth leaders in the district on reporting […]

FGM Entices Young Girls Into Early Sex, Marriage, And Teenage Pregnancy

FGM Entices Young Girls Into Early Sex, Marriage, And Teenage Pregnancy

In rural Malawi, families send girls as young as 12 years old for “initiation,” a traditional, cultural practice that marks a child’s entry into adulthood. But child rights campaigners say the ritual entices young girls into early sex, marriage, and teenage pregnancy — forcing many to drop out of school. One local organization is seeking […]

For A Working Society We Need Women, Girls And The Youths

For A Working Society We Need Women, Girls And The Youths

The CCAP Synod of Livingstonia’s Church and Society says Malawi needs to invest massively in youths and women if its goal of realising social-economic and political growth is to achieved. Happy Mhango, monitoring, evaluation and learning manager at Church and Society said in Karonga ahead of a 10 year long multimillion kwacha project the society […]

Charities Work To Brighten Malawi Girls’ Future

Charities Work To Brighten Malawi Girls’ Future

Two international charities have launched a program in southern Malawi to help girls in rural areas remain healthy and stay in school. The charities are running girls’ clubs in the Mulanje district, a hotspot of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Some 360 girls are taking part in the Mawa Girls clubs, which were launched […]

Gender Violence Is A Challenge In Malawi

Gender Violence Is A Challenge In Malawi

16 days of activism has revealed that violence and harassment towards women and young girls in the world of work remains most tolerated violations of female workers human rights. This revelation has been made during 16 days of activism whereby government through the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare launched Ndiulula (Won’t be […]

Unicef Partners With Malawi, New Finance Bank To Launch Girls Secondary Education Trust

Unicef Partners With Malawi, New Finance Bank To Launch Girls Secondary Education Trust

UNICEF has partnered with New Finance Bank (NFB) and the Ministry of Education by launching a Girls Secondary Education Trust, which is a fundraising campaign that has been set up to provide access to quality education for vulnerable girl students in Malawi. During the launch held at Mount Soche Hotel on Wednesday, UNICEF Malawi’s country […]

Prof. Gertrude Mutharika Commits To Fighting Against GBV

Prof. Gertrude Mutharika Commits To Fighting Against GBV

 First Lady Madam, Prof. Gertrude Mutharika has vowed to continue championing and supporting government in combating Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the country. Madam Mutharika who is Ambassador for OXFAM’s ‘Ending of violence against women and girls’ (EVAWG) campaign says she is always concerned with various forms of violence and abuse targeted at women and […]