Oxfam Regional Director Nellie Nyangwa and Country Director Lingalireni Mihowa accompanied by Second Deputy Speaker Hon Aisha Adams and Hon Bertha Ndembele of Balaka West facilitate dialogue on rising teen pregnancies and child marriages in Balaka district. Since March 2020, the Social Welfare Office has recorded 181 child marriages and 161 teen pregnancies. “Early pregnancy and child marriage are not
Hon. Bertha Mackenzie Ndebele has been elected has the new Chair of the SADC Standing Committee for Human and Social Development and Special Programmes. The Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) was established in 1997 in accordance with Article 9 (2) of the SADC Treaty as an autonomous institution of SADC It is a regional inter-parliamentary body composed
Following the 2020 Fresh Presidential Elections, and appointment of His Excellency President Lazarus Chakwera on 28th June 2020, a new cabinet was chosen. Per his commitments during key Tonse Alliance Campaign rallies, His Excellency President Lazarus Chakwera, reaffirmed that he would ensure 40% female representation in his Cabinet. Out of the newly appointed members of Cabinet, 9 are members of
On Friday 15th May 2020, Malawi’s Parliamentary Women’s Caucus met with the Gender Justice Unit (GJU) to engage in a discussion on: The GJU-OSISA leadership project The challenges and opportunities that Caucus members see in their roles The COVID 19 pandemic GJU provided Caucus Members with additional information & IEC materials on COVID 19 for their dissemination in their individual
On March 3rd 2020, members of Malawi’s Parliamentary Caucus attended the Launch of the Malawi Chapter of the African Women’s Leadership Network. Following the establishment of the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN), Malawi plans to localize the initiative at a national network through the revamping of the professional women’s network. The aim of the AWLN, is to establish and nurture
Oxfam, IPAS Malawi and the Parliamentary Women’s Caucus organised a series of constituency based Elect and Retain Her and #EVAWG campaigns in the district to drum-up support for women leadership and encourage communities to support girls’ education and end violence against women and girls. The constituency-based Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG) campaigns are designed with the aim of
The Parliamentary Women’s Caucus attended a 2 day workshop organized by key development partners on Women’s Leadership with a Difference. The objective of the activity was to build the capacity of the Women Parliamentarians in specific areas 0f interest which include; women’s leadership, the role of Malawi Women MPs in Malawi’s Democracy and Governance, Resource Mobilization, and working with the media.
Members of Malawi’s Parliamentary Women’s Caucus attended a Study Visit in Scotland, where they participated in workshops, and attended fringe meetings at the SNP Annual National Conference. Members of Malawi’s Parliamentary Women’s Caucus also met with Chris Law MP, Ben MacPherson MSP, and held discussion with Councillor Chris Cunningham in Glasgow City Chambers.
The SADC Secretariat collaborated with the SADC Parliamentary Forum (SADC-PF) and other development partners in conducting a consultative workshop on Gender Based Violence (GBV) with Members of Parliament through the Regional Parliamentary Women’s Caucus. Hon. Lonnie Chijere Phiri and Hon. Bertha Mackenzie Ndebele represented Malawi’s Parliamentary Women’s Caucus at the meeting. The meeting aimed at i. s]Sensitizing Members of Parliament on