Nationwide demonstrations by women demanding better women representation in public appointments have gone ahead this morning.
Speaking to marchers in Lilongwe women rights activist Emma Kaliya said government should never be the first institution undermining women empowerment efforts.
Kaliya said as a party to several international instruments on women rights, the executive arm of government should set an example for others to follow.
She stressed anything that men can do in society; women are also equal to such tasks.
The bone of contention has been President Lazarus Chakwera’s appointment of boards for statutory institutions which fall short of meeting requirements of the Gender Equality Act.
From the Fifty-Four boards, only eleven comply with the Gender Equality Act on 60:40-representation of all gender.