• 65 percent of girls and 35 percent of boys experience some form of child abuse and violence during their life time but do not report the abuse to police

    Why some victims do not report sexual abuse

    May 24, 15 • Every Woman Columns, EveryWoman, Family, Life & Style • Written by : No Comments

    The life of six-year-old Mercy (not real name) took a sad turn when she was defiled by a 29-year-old neighbour last year. Mercy, who is still struggling to get her life back together, lives with her...

  • A young girl being taken  to her husband in East Africa where arranged marriages are common

    What is in an arranged marriage?

    May 3, 15 • EveryWoman, Family, Life & Style • Written by : No Comments

    Maria Singini has been living with her husband for 23 years. She is a 43-year-old mother of five and her husband, Martin, is 45 years old. The couple got married in Mzimba through a traditional...

  • A teenage ekes a living as a sex worker at on of the shebeens in Salima

    Plying sex as a trade

    May 3, 15 • EveryWoman, Family, Front Page • Written by : No Comments

    They brace the windy night to earn a living by exchanging their bodies with banknotes. They wear miniskirts or tight trousers for the sake of attracting men to which they sell sex. It appears to be a...

  • Child minding: Some maids ill treat children

    Effects of house maids on children

    Apr 13, 15 • Family • Written by : No Comments

    Nowadays, many households have maids who spend more time with the children than the parents. Some parents are in formal or informal employment and have no choice, but to leave their children under...

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    Should parents control children’s music?

    Mar 8, 15 • Family • Written by : 1 Comment

    Music is something that people come across every single day. With the advancement of technology, it has even spread further. Just take a walk in the streets and you will see people, mostly the youth...

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    You are what you eat

    Feb 8, 15 • Family • Written by : Comments Off on You are what you eat

    Leah Pelekamoyo is a young woman studying at the University of Malawi (Unima)’s Polytechnic. She loves working out and watching her weight. Pelekamoyo does not compromise on her looks and aerobics...

  • This may be the usual scene, but men can be victims too

    16 days of activism begin

    Nov 30, 14 • Family • Written by : Comments Off on 16 days of activism begin

    The 16 Days of Activism campaign against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), is here again and Malawi has joined the rest of the world in observing the days. The theme for this year is “Let’s...

  • Letter from a teen girl

    Oct 26, 14 • Family • Written by : Comments Off on Letter from a teen girl

    Dear parents/guardians, Have you ever pondered why every time your child gets into trouble you instantly blame it on their company? You have sturdy beliefs that as long as your child is in trouble,...

  • Easy buffalo wings

    Oct 12, 14 • Family • Written by : Comments Off on Easy buffalo wings

    Total Time: 35 minutes, plus marinating time Makes: Six to eight servings Ingredients 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) mild to medium hot sauce 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 3 pounds chicken...

  • Some of the targetted girls in Zomba

    ‘Girls’ education needs legal back-up’

    Sep 28, 14 • Family • Written by : Comments Off on ‘Girls’ education needs legal back-up’

    Human rights activist says educated women are vital in development; hence, the need for collective responsibility to educate girls. Director of Chirimba Women and Children Support Group in Zomba,...