UN seeks to empower female politicians in Malawi

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UN seeks to empower female politicians in Malawi

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The United Nations (UN) has introduced a Women Empowerment Project (WEP) in Salima to empower female aspirants ahead of the 2019 tripartite elections.

The project is also expected to be implemented in five other districts in the country.

UN election and gender officer Victor Maulidi said the plan is to give a chance to women during the elections so that they should take part in governance issues.

“We want to give women a chance to take part in day to day activity of the central governance, we understand that in 2009 Malawi tried and we had more women in Parliament including the then Vice president Joyce Banda. But let us be realistic the figures reduced from 2014, so this time around we want more women in Parliament,” said Maulidi.

Click here to read the full article published by Malawi 24 on 26 june 2018.

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