With an average score of 67%, gender attitudes in Malawi are gradually changing for the better, but evidence of deep-seated patriarchal attitudes is still strong. For example, while 61% of women and men agree or strongly agree that “Men should share the work around the house with women such as doing dishes, cleaning and cooking”, 69% agree or strongly agree that “a woman should obey her husband.”  

These are among the key findings of the Southern African Gender Progress Study (GPS) administered to 310 women and men of all age groups in Malawi between January 2019 and May 2021. Read the Malawi report here. Access and share a power point presentation on the findings here.