Practice Issue Based Politics, Women Aspirants Urged

The NGO Gender Coordination Network (NGO GCN) has advised women aspirants to practice issue based politics during campaigning for the 2019 polls. The human rights group has observed that castigating political opponents was one of the factors preventing women from doing well in elections. Chairperson for NGO GCN, Emma Kaliya said this during a Multiparty Liaison Committee (MPLC) meeting on 50:50 campaign held in Dowa on Friday. She said despite other challenges faced by women such as lack of…

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Road to 2019: Women Still Feel Sidelined In Politics

On May 21, 2019, Malawi goes to its  second tripartite elections and the sixth elections in multiparty dispensation. However one of the biggest challenges that the country has suffered in the 25 years of democracy is low participation of women in elected political positions. What do next year’s elections mean to the 50-50 agenda of women participation in politics? “When we were fighting for multiparty politics, we were also looking for a country that would have inclusive politics where…

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Politicians Asked to Desists From Sexual Exploitation

NGO Gender Coordination Network (NGOGCN) has cautioned party leadership to desists from acts of sexual exploitation in order to put women into leadership position. The Network Chairperson, Emma Kaliya sounded the warned during the launching of 50: 50 campaign last Thursday at Masintha ground in Lilongwe. She said sexual exploitation being perpetuated by male folks in leadership positions in various political parties in the country is one of the deterrent factor being is preventing more women form joining politics….

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UN Praises Mutharika for Intensifying GBV Fight

United Nations (UN) Saturday praised President Peter Mutharika for taking bold steps towards fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV). Speaking during launch of 16 days of activism against GBV held at Mzimba Community centre ground, UN representative in Malawi, Clara Anyangwe commended Mutharika, for championing He4She initiative in the country. She explained that his determination to promote gender equality, by among other things, ensuring that violence perpetrated on women and girls is eliminated. UN representative said, “As UN family,…

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