Malawi

Mal: Role of men to support women in politics overdue

Mal: Role of men to support women in politics overdue

 By Joseph Kayira,  Balaka, 1 August 2023: In 2009, late President Bingu wa Mutharika did something that forever changed the perception of how Malawian politics should be practiced. He chose […]

Malawi: President Chakwera pledges 50-50 Parliament

Malawi: President Chakwera pledges 50-50 Parliament

By Joseph Kayira Lilongwe, 8 April 2022 – The President of Malawi, Lazarus Chakwera has announced his  commitment to champion the election of 50 percent women legislators in Parliament as […]

Malawi: Online GBV, high time govt punished perpetrators says Kaliati

Malawi: Online GBV, high time govt punished perpetrators says Kaliati

By Penelope Paliani-Kamanga, Lilongwe, 15 December: For the past two years, 40-year old Martha Kakodwa has been mourning the painful loss of  her child who was a victim a of […]

December 20, 2021 Themes: GBV | Gender based violence Programs: Gender Justice | GL Commentary Service

Malawi: Make sanitary ware accessible and affordable

Malawi: Make sanitary ware accessible and affordable

By Jennifer Changwanda Blantyre, 2 December: If Wongani Tembo* a form three secondary school learner at Lisumbwi Secondary School  in Mangochi District, eastern part of Malawi was given a chance […]

December 2, 2021 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

SADC: Gender attitudes still leave a lot to be desired

SADC: Gender attitudes still leave a lot to be desired

For immediate release Johannesburg, 30 August: With an average score of 61%, gender attitudes in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are gradually changing for the better, but evidence of […]

August 29, 2021 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Advocacy | Research | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Malawi: End the Stigma. Period.

Malawi: End the Stigma. Period.

By Jenipher Changwanda and Ziliro Mchulu 28 May : Ulemu Kupakasa wanted to give up her aspiration of being the vice president of student’s union in a certain higher education […]

GL, Alliance affirm good practice at Regional Summit

GL, Alliance affirm good practice at Regional Summit

Press release: Johannesburg, 19 March: Gender Links (GL) and the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance affirmed organisations and individuals from across Southern Africa in the recently ended Regional Voice and […]

Africa: Less than a quarter of legislators are women

Africa: Less than a quarter of legislators are women

Press release:  Less than a quarter of legislators in Africa are women, new report says. Addis Ababa, 18 March: African countries are still far from achieving women’s equal and effective […]

March 18, 2021 Themes: Politics Programs: News

SADC: GL welcomes new ED and two new board members

SADC: GL welcomes new ED and two new board members

For immediate release: Johannesburg, 14 January: The Gender Links (GL) Board is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director, Kubi Rama (South Africa) and two board members, […]

Termination of Pregnancy Bill will save lives

Termination of Pregnancy Bill will save lives

By Joseph Kayira Blantyre, 4 December 2020 – Mary (not real name), a 17-year-old high school student in Malawi’s commercial city of Blantyre, was a victim of a violent armed […]