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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Esther Mcheka-Chilenje
Esther Mcheka-Chilenje is the first Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Malawi.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Dr. Jessie Kabwila
Hon. Dr. Jessie Kabwila is a politician, academic, and feminist. Member of Parliament in Malawi, she is currently the Chairperson of the Women Parliamentary Caucus.  iKNOW Politics: In 2014, the incumbent female president Joyce Banda lost the presidency and the number of women parliamentarians...
Monday, July 11, 2016
More female MPs wanted in Malawi's Parliament
They used to be in a bigger number in the 2009 – 2014 Parliament team but in the 2014 elections their numbers fell and now there will be a strong advocacy to have them back in Parliament. The Malawi Parliamentary women caucus says it will have a nationwide campaign to fight for more females in the...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The ‘Joyce Banda Effect’: Public Opinion and Voting Behaviour in Malawi
In the 2014 elections in Malawi, the incumbent female president Joyce Banda lost the presidency, and the number of women MPs was reduced from 43 to 33. This decline in women representation came despite opinion polls showing strong support for women’s political rights and for equal gender...
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Kabwila elected chair Woman Caucus: Malwai Parliament adjourns
Malawai Congress Party (MCP) member of Parliament for Salima NorthWest constituency, Dr Jessie Kabwila, has been elected as new chairperson for Women Caucus in Parliament. We invite our users to read the full article published on July 4th 2014.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Presidential and Legislative Elections in Malawi
The May 20 elections are Malawi’s fifth since transitioning to multiparty democracy in 1994.This election carries special significance given the unexpected death of Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutharika in April 2012, and the appointment of Vice President Joyce Banda to the presidency. Banda became...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Q&A: Malawi’s President Banda Confident ‘I Will Win this Election’
Malawi’s President Joyce Banda has vowed to get to the bottom of a corruption scandal where more than 100 million dollars were suspected to have been looted from the government since 2006. She is currently campaigning ahead of the country’s May tripartite elections. This southern African nation...
Friday, October 18, 2013
Makungwa Calls for the Promotion of Women in Politics, Malawi
The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Welfare Mary Clara Makungwa has called on the media in the country to promote women aspirants in politics in order to achieve the 50-50 women representation campaign. The newly appointed Minister said this in Blantyre on Friday during a media conversation...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
UN Women Executive Director to visit Malawi on first official country mission
The newly appointed Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, will visit Malawi from 6 to 9 October, on her first official country mission. She will reinforce UN Women’s support to Malawi in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment through...
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Malawi: Women Groups Receive Business Boost From Their MP
Machinga — Member of Parliament for Machinga Likwenu, Mwalone Jangiya has provided K150,000 to five women groups from Kaudzu Village at Liwonde in the district to enable them venture into small businesses to improve their livelihoods. Jangiya distributed the cash to the five groups comprising ten...
Friday, June 21, 2013
Malawi Electoral Commission advocates for 50-50 campaign
Ahead of a tripartite elections next year the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has shown the world that it is moving with time by setting a deliberate policy to allow women in the country pay 25 per cent less the  nomination fees of parliamentary and local government elections. The female...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Joyce Banda at WEF: Sisters, stick together, Malawi
At a small discussion at Thursday’s World Economic Forum on Africa, the issue of gender equality in African politics took centre stage. While all panelists agreed on the need for more women in positions of leadership, Malawian President Joyce Banda was on hand to remind the audience that sometimes...
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Africa’s second female president, Dr Joyce Banda of Malawi Commends Men for Empowering Women
Africa’s second female president, Dr Joyce Banda of Malawi, has attributed progress of women in politics and positions of power to men who gave them an opportunity to prove themselves. Addressing top government officials, diplomats and businesspeople at a state luncheon hosted for her by President...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Malawi: Female MPs issue ultimatum on ‘stealing’ of beds: State House explains
Women Parliamentary Caucus members  have strongly demanded Minister of Health Khumbo Kachali, who is also the country’s Vice-President, to return back the  hospital beds from Mponela Hospital where they were snatched to be given to Mzimba for political campaign purposes. Chairperson of the female...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Malawi: Network for 40% of Women in Parliament
NGO Gender Network says it will start meeting women aspirants across the country to strategise on their ambitious plan to have a representation of more than 40 percent of women in Parliament during the next year’s general elections. To read the full article, please visit The Daily Times
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Malawi: Women Want Female Running Mates
As the country gears for the 2009 presidential polls, Women in Politics, a gender coordinating network, is strategising on how best to lobby and increase the representation of women in Parliament. To read the full article, please visit the Daily Times' Website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Malawi: Culture Threatens Women Representation
There cannot be sustainable women empowerment in development and politics if women lobby groups leave out culture in their campaigns, Chikwawa District Commissioner Lawford Palani has said. He said most organisations lobbying for greater women representation were forgetting culture as a crucial...