Malawi

Keeping girls in school key for gender equality

Keeping girls in school key for gender equality

 By Jenipher Changwanda Lilongwe, 11 October: Today the world commemorates the International Day of the Girl Child under the theme EmPOWER Girls: Before, during and after crises. According to UNWomen this day serves to address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. This day gives […]

October 11, 2017 Themes: Education Programs: GL Opinion and Commentary Service | News | Write about rights

Press Release: “Hyena” Jail sentence is a failure to justice for women and girls in Africa

22nd Nov 2016 / Lilongwe – Malawi Women’s human rights organization alongside cultural and religious leaders from African countries currently meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi have condemned in the strongest terms the “lenient” sentence passed on a man arrested for knowingly sexually violating women and allegedly infecting  them with HIV-Aids. On Tuesday evening after the two-year […]

The real voice of Women, Children and the Youth

Name of article:  The real voice of Women, Children and the Youth Name of publication: YFM Country: Malawi Theme:  Human Rights Synopsis Sum up the situation of the Media House – how far has it come, how far has it progressed, what evidence is there of change. If possible begin with an anecdote that demonstrates this […]

Mainstreaming gender at the work place

Name of article:  Mainstreaming gender at the work place Name of publication: Radio Maria Malawi Country: Lesotho Theme:  Gender Equality Synopsis Sum up the situation of the Media House – how far has it come, how far has it progressed, what evidence is there of change. If possible begin with an anecdote that demonstrates this change. […]

Victor Kaonga – Malawi

Victor Kaonga – Malawi

Outside my profession, I am always available to encourage as many girls as possible to be in school and to respect themselves. I get so angry when I see girls or women being disrespected because of the pain that women go through when giving birth. As a personal campaign, I would encourage that there should be very few children born per woman and that as many women as possible should excel in education. I feel this is one way through which Malawi can develop.

May 5, 2016 Themes: Media Programs: Women in Media

Bleak future faces children raised in pubs_Malawi News_April 25-May 1, 2016

Bleak future faces children raised in pubs_Malawi News_April 25-May 1, 2016

Name of article:  Bleak future faces children raised in pubs Name of Publication: Malawi News Date: April 25-May 1, 2016 Country: Malawi Genre: Newspaper article GEM Classification: Blatant Stereotype Skill: Portrayal Theme: sex worker The story is about some commercial sex workers in Mzuzu who are raising their children in pubs to earn a living. […]

Malawi: Women bear the brunt in hunger crisis

Malawi: Women bear the brunt in hunger crisis

Blantyre, 1 April 2016: Despite being an agro-based economy, Malawi repeatedly faces hunger crisis. Regrettably, women suffer the most to curb the hunger. A visit at most selling points revealed that of the numerous people spending nights at the maize depots, the majority are women. Women continue to endure the most of this hunger crisis. […]

April 1, 2016 Themes: Human Rights Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Malawi: Climate change threatens food security

Malawi: Climate change threatens food security

Lilongwe 15 February 2016: Abiti Mkwanda, a 62-year-old woman resident in Mangochi district in the southern region of Malawi remembers vividly how the 2015 floods left her hopeless when her maize field drowned. She recounts how it has been hard to find food for herself and her grandchildren. For the whole year, she depended on […]

February 15, 2016 Themes: Climate change | Environment | Poverty | Productive resources Programs: Gender & Media

Malawi: Domestic workers denied a childhood and exposed to violence

Malawi: Domestic workers denied a childhood and exposed to violence

Mercy wakes up at 03.00 every morning to start her domestic chores. Despite only being 14-years-old, Mercy* is at the centre of the domestic duties at the home where she works.

December 17, 2015 Themes: Gender violence Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Malawi: Looking at rights through the eyes of a visually impaired person

Malawi: Looking at rights through the eyes of a visually impaired person

Last week the world and Malawi commemorated International Human Rights Day: a time, among others, to do some soul searching on the rights of people with disabilities.

I am visually impaired. In the early 1990s I enrolled with Montfort Demonstration School for both my pre-school and primary school education. During the pre-school age, I played with toys with my fellow kindergarteners. Getting initiated into braille writing and reading proved to be another joyous moment.

December 17, 2015 Themes: Disability Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance