In order to strengthen the Caucus’s role in promoting the women’s rights agenda at the national and community level, the SNP-WFD Malawi Programme in collaboration with Oxfam Malawi and the 50:50 Campaign Malawi, organised a strategic planning meeting with the Executive Members of Malawi’s Parliamentary Women’s Caucus in November 2021. The strategic planning meeting had two main objectives: 1. To
On Thursday 25th November 2021, Members of Malawi’s Parliamentary Women’s Caucus joined representatives from Oxfam Malawi at the official Launch of the 16 days of Activism in Nkhatabay District.
‘Female Members of Parliament today attended Parliament while wearing school uniforms to disseminate messages about girl child education. The Speaker of the National Assembly, Right Honourable Catherine Gotani Hara, along with all female Members of Parliament and female members of cabinet wore uniforms after standing orders were waived. Some female cabinet ministers who entered the house without wearing uniforms were
Hon. Victoria Kingstone, MP for Mangochi Central, is part of the Malawi delegation attending the Fourth Ordinary Session of the Fifth Parliament of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Hon. Kingstone has been sworn in as a member of PAP, and will represent the SADC region in the Women’s Caucus of PAP. The Malawi delegation consists of 5
On Tuesday 15th December 2020, The SNPs Office of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy and Oxfam Malawi facilitated the ABLE workshop for Malawi’s Parliamentary Women’s Caucus at Parliament Building. The ABLE Toolkit emerged out of a research study conducted by Ms Susan Dodsworth and Prof Nic Cheeseman on how women legislators can be most effective in Parliament given that they
UNWomen Malawi 17 PWC Members with COVID 19 PPEs: 170 Buckets with taps, 17 Buckets of 40kgs powder Chlorine, 170 Cartons of Soap, and 187 Boxes of Surgical Masks. This reached to 17 Health facilities in the 17 constituencies represented by the female MPs. Additionally, this exercise aimed at enabling visibility of female MPs as leaders in addressing COVID-19 in
Members of Malawi’s Parliamentary Women’s Caucus engaged in community awareness campaigns on ending violence against women and girls in Mangochi district with Second Deputy Speaker Hon. Aisha Adams, and in Machinga district with Hon. Esther Jolobala.
On Thursday 29th October 2020, The SNPs Office of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, The National Democratic Institute, and Oxfam Malawi held a Media and Communication Workshop for Malawi’s Parliamentary Women’s Caucus at Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe. The overall aim of the workshop was to deliberate on the best ways to enhance public perception towards women as leaders,
On Wednesday 8th October, Members of Malawi’s Parliamentary Women’s Caucus joined UNWomen, Oxfam Malawi an NGOGCN in a Gender Analysis of the 2020/2021 Budget.
6 Members of Malawi’s Parliamentary Women’s Caucus have been appointed as Parliamentary Committee Chairpersons/ Vice Chairpersons: Hon. Gladys Ganda – Chairperson for the Budget and Finance Committee Hon. Joyce Chitsulo – Chairperson for the Public Appointments Committee Hon. Lonnie Chijere Phiri – Chairperson for the Parliamentary Women’s Caucus Hon. Wezi Gondwe – Vice Chairperson for the Commissions and Statutory Committee