Tags : women empowerment

GOVT LOBBIES FOR MORE SUPPORT TOWARDS WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

By Wilson Allan Phiri  Inadequate funding towards efforts aimed at empowering women is said to be a major factor affecting implementation of government policies. Timveni has established that in view of this government is lobbing for more support on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly being held in the United States of […]Read More

PARTIES CHALLANGED TO PROMOTE YOUNG WOMEN’S ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN POLITICS

By Jecina Chikwelete  Stakeholders championing female representation in politics have stressed the need to level the playing field to create an enabling environment for young women.  Chief of Party for Democracy Works Foundation, Augustine Magolowondo said, "Political parties have a huge task to clear misconception that politics is a field meant for men." Magolowondo added […]Read More

MISSED OPPORTUNITY

By Meclina Chirwa Women rights activist Barbra Banda says President Lazarus Chakwera has missed an opportunity of achieving the 50-50 campaign. Banda was reacting to President Chakwera’s stand on his recent appointment of boards for parastatal organizations when asked during his marking of one hundred days in office.   According to Chakwera, women activists should […]Read More

SAVED BY THE GOATS

By Pemphero Malimba Action Aid has embarked on livestock pass on campaign valued at K4 Million with an aim of stamping out gender-based violence in Dedza district. The project is projected to reach out to over 200 women in the coming years.  Through the Kasumbu Women Forum, Action Aid is set to distribute 45 goats […]Read More

CYBER BULLYING DRIVES GIRLS OFFLINE

By Kenson McCloud Plan International Malawi has called on government to implement laws specifically dealing with online gender based violence and delivery of justice for girls who are victims of cyber bullying.  The call comes against a background of research findings that Fifty-Eight percent of girls and women are subjected to harassment via the internet. […]Read More

PLAN TO REWARD JOURNALISTS WHO PROMOTE CHILD RIGHTS

By Kenson McCloud Plan International Malawi has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Misa Malawi aimed at awarding journalists who promote women and child rights. The inaugural presentation of the awards are slated for this weekend when MISA Malawi will hold its annual gala, which will see nine winners in print, electronic and online media […]Read More