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This issue of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) Civic Update newsletter describes NDI's work to support the political activism of people with disabilities. It contains examples of work conducted by NDI in Albania,...
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...

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This handbook was written as a guide to help Members of Parliament in Malawi work effectively with their constituency. It provides information on methods of constituency outreach, contact information for individuals and organizations in Malawi, and...
This publication provides a set of guiding principles for constitutional reform based on practical experiences of constitutional reform processes in a number of countries (Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa)....

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This report presents the results of the workshop entitled "Dialogue on Political Parties and Governance in the SADC Region." It contains information on the functioning and structure of political parties in five countries from the South African...

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This report is the result of the National Consultative Meeting that was held in Blantyre, Malawi in June 1999. It discusses the particular energy situation in Malawi with respect to women's development needs and priorities; examines the role and...

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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...

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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.

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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...
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...
The Norwegian embassy in Malawi has provided a grant to women's organizations to enhance the skills and confidence of women candidates so they can run effective campaigns and overcome gender based discrimination, and for civic awareness...
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...
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...
Malawians have for the first time elected the first woman vice-president Joyce Banda, 47 years after independence. This was after the Electoral Commission announced on May 21 that incumbent president Bingu wa Mutharika had won the May 19...
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...
MCP, the country’s major opposition party, has said it will not give any special treatment to its women aspirants for parliamentary seats—to fulfil the 50/50 Sadc declaration. But Malawi still has the lowest representation of women in decision-...
Executive Director for Gender Support Programme (GESP), Cecilia Mussa said on Saturday most political parties were favouring men to women to stand as aspirants, a situation she described as detrimental to achieving 50-50 representation in the...
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...
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...
Corruption related to political party financing poses a great threat to democratic development worldwide.The study investigates party financing issues accross 22 countries.

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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...

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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...

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This report describes women's participation at local and national levels and social movements and parties securing accountability in contemporary governance. The report also highlights issues and concepts related to donor-partner relationships ,...

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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...

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Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics