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Thursday, January 23, 2020
Esther Jailosi Jolobala
Esther Jailosi Jolobala is a Member of Parliament from Malawi. \This interview was conducted in October 2019 in the margins of the the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Belgrad.
Friday, June 21, 2019
Malawi Parliament picks first woman Speaker: Catherine Gotani Hara
Hon Catherine Gotani Hara, a lawmaker with the main opposition Malawi Congress Party, MCP, has been elected speaker of the country’s parliament becoming the first woman speaker. Multiple local media portals have reported that she won a closely...
Friday, March 01, 2019
Malawi’s political parties snub women
Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – A Malawian NGO Gender Coordination Network (NGO-GCN) has expressed concern on political parties that snubbed women in the internal election processes with many female parliamentary candidates forced to stand as...
Friday, January 25, 2019
Malawi: Gender focused CSOs condemn violence against women in politics
Gender Focused Civil Society Organisations have called on government to act on recent acts of violence against politically active women. Non-Governmental Organization’s Gender Coordination Network chair, Barbara Banda, told Malawi News Agency (MANA...
Friday, November 30, 2018
Malawi: CCJP calls for support for female candidates in 2019 elections
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...
Friday, November 16, 2018
Malawi: Joyce Banda calls for women's leadership in policy and political positions
Joyce Banda - the former president of Malawi and a longtime advocate for female representation in politics - continues to earn more respect and recognition a cross Africa and abroad as she speaks on steward leadership, women and girl child...
Friday, July 20, 2018
Only three women want to contest in 2019 polls in Chiradzulu, Malawi
The National Initiative for Civic Education (Nice Trust) in Chiradzulu has called on political parties to create space for women to compete in various positions as only three women have shown interest to contest in the forthcoming tripartite...
Friday, July 20, 2018
Malawi: Pay nomination fees for women aspirants, parties urged
Barely few days after MEC announced an upward revision of nomination fees for 2019 tripartite elections, Women Legal Resource Centre (WOLREC) has asked political parties in the country to mobilize resources that will help them pay nomination fees...
Friday, July 13, 2018
Community Radios engaged to amplify voices of female aspirants in Malawi
UN Women Malawi has engaged community radios in the country in a campaign to promote female aspirants through radio messages and radio talk shows. Speaking in an interview, Communications Officer for UN Women Malawi Faith Mvula said Journalists from...
Friday, July 06, 2018
NGOs in Malawi call for attitude change towards female politicians
Youth and Society Organization (YAS) and Pan-African Civic Educators Network (PACENET) have reiterated the need for people in the country to change their perceptions and cultural beliefs that regard female politicians as underachievers. The...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
UN seeks to empower female politicians in Malawi
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...
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Joyce Banda
Forbes Women Africa met up with former Malawian President Joyce Banda in Johannesburg just before her return to Malawi after four years away. One of four female presidents Africa has ever had, she spoke about her plans but is guarded about her...
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Malawi: Involve women in decision-making
Lilongwe — Norwegian Ambassador to Malawi, Kikkan Haugen has challenged political parties in the country to provide conducive environment for women participation in decision making positions. He was speaking Monday during a 50-50 Campaign Media...
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Push for more women MPs stymied in Malawi
BLANTYRE, MALAWI — In Malawi, the push for more women members of parliament was dealt a blow when the government said it would not consider a proposal to create 28 automatic seats for women. Malawi ranks among the countries within the South African...
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...
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...
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’...