Commonwealth mentorship networking women

Mildred Chirwa has just gone through a mentorship programme which she claims has widened her horizons. She is Malawi’s sole 2017 mentee in the Commonwealth Mentorship for Young women. In an interview, Mildred was positive that the mentorship programme, which she went through between June and December 2017 has committed her to her professional and…

A second chance for school drop-outs

Idess Bonzo is a teen mother who could not get back to school due to financial challenges. But thanks to Maphunziro265 Scholarships, she is now back in school. Another beneficiary, Frank Kamwendo was on the edge of dropping out of Zingwangwa Secondary School because of monetary challenges. With the assistance of Maphunziro265 scholarships, he is…

‘Supporting each other in marriage’

Any information given is a seed, says Bishop Chris Suya of the Malawi Assemblies of God. “I believe any information given is seed. It may not germinate today, but one day it will. As such, it is important that people hear the correct information regarding relationships,” says the church minister who is in the marriage…

‘Rape’ song irks women

Women’s Legal Resource Centre (Wolrec) has joined the public in reproving the song entitled ‘rape’ composed by local artist Mwiza Chavura. Rape and defilement are the most commonly reported sexual offences in the country. This is a crime of power that can be committed against anyone. The women’s rights organisation described the song as retrogressive,…

Getting local with matchmaking

Linda had been looking for a man to marry. She went to clubs, churches and different events hoping to meet someone she would call ‘the one’. Unfortunately, it was not to be. One time her colleague told her she had a nephew who would look good with her. New to blind dates, she was sceptical,…

Put those phones down in 2018

The New Year is here and as always, people have resolutions to guide them through the year. Whether they abide by their resolutions is besides the point. What is important is the determination and willingness to change for the better. As we plan to improve in business, finance, upgrade our academic or professional qualifications and…

2017 ender: What women contributed

As 2017 draws to an end, we recap some of the year’s highlights as presented to you in the Every Woman supplement. We covered some of the most inspiring stories and personalities from a cross section of professions and achievements. Here are some of our random picks as compiled by Brenda Twea, our staff reporter.…

Glamour Magazine prize money bears fruit

Dreams of Tiwale are finally taking shape, owing largely to the $20 000 (K14.7 million) grand prize that the founder won when she was named 2017 Glamour Magazine’s College Woman of the year. Ellen Chilemba, 23, founded Tiwale when she was 18. Tiwale is a community-based organisation that works with women that dropped out of…

Ngabaghila Chatata: Agribusiness woman

Ngabaghila Chatata had always dreamed of finding a solution to the importation of high value vegetables in the country. She also had dreams of becoming self-employed by the age of 40 and farming turned out to be an option. By the year 2012, Chatata founded Thanthwe Enterprise along with her husband and got it registered…

Collaborating towards maternal, child health

Minister of Health and Population, Atupele Muluzi is impressed with the alliance of more than 700 organisations in 77 countries supporting maternal, newborn and child health. Muluzi said this recently when government hosted the 21st board meeting for the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) at the Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC). He…

‘I cheated on my wife and caused hell’

Shortly after Maulana Bwanali joined Shyreen Benson in holy matrimony three years ago, he found a girlfriend. Three is a crowd, so the saying goes and Bwanali, who comes from John Wasili Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Amidu in Balaka confesses that the girlfriend caused a lot of problems in his marriage. “I carried my phone…