Malawi: CCJP calls for support for female candidates in 2019 elections

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Malawi: CCJP calls for support for female candidates in 2019 elections

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By Sylvester Kumwenda

Lilongwe, November 27. Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in the Archdiocese of Lilongwe has called upon political parties that have not yet conducted their primary elections to support women aspirants in order to have more women in political leadership positions.

CCJP is one of the organizations that have been given grants to implement the 50 - 50 campaign by the Management Agency to promote women participation in politics.

The idea of the campaign is to have equal participation of men and women in political leadership and ensure more women compete for councilor and parliamentary seats in the next year's tripartite elections.

However, in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), Field Officer for CCJP, Richard Kussein, said this can only be realized if political leaderships, especially in political parties that have not yet conducted primary elections can support capable women aspirants.

"One of the gaps that we have seen is that there is limited support from the political party leadership to allow for a fair platform for women.

Click here to read the full article published by All Africa on 27 November 2018.

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