Esther Mcheka-Chilenje

In the run up to the 2019 Tripartite Elections, Every Woman has introduced a 50-50 Campaign Slot page. This page is meant to promote female parliamentary aspirants and activities or events in line with the 50-50 campaign. Towards the elections, our reporter Brenda Twea shall engage female aspirants for insights about their political careers, specifically…

Tailoring offers hope to 31 women

At eight years, Efinesi Samuti lost her mother. Two years later in 2005, she became an orphan when her father too, passed away. She and her three siblings went to live with their grandmother who relies on small scale farming for food. The 23-year-old from Donda Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Chekucheku in Neno confesses that…

Esther Jailosi-Jolobala

History was made in Machinga East Constituency during the 2014 tripartite elections when Esther Jailosi-Jolobala became the first female Member of Parliament (MP) to represent the area after 50 years of independence. The area was under-developed at the time and that compelled her to go to the people and ask them to allow a woman…

Female aspirants hail lawyers’ support

Female members of Parliament (MPs) are pleased with lawyers who, through the Malawi Law Society (MLS) have pledged to support them. Lack of legal representation for women was one of the biggest challenges female aspirants had, according to a 2014 research. “Women suffer because of lack of legal support. They are harassed, for instance, and…

Patricia Nangozo-Kainga

Zomba Central MP In the run up to the 2019 Tripartite Elections, Every Woman has introduced a 50-50 Campaign Slot page. This page is meant to promote female parliamentary aspirants and activityies or events in line with the 50-50 campaign. Towards the elections, our reporter Brenda Twea shall engage the female aspirants for insights about…

Nurses to walk 407 km for maternal health

Improved Midwifery Care Access Initiative (Imcai) Malawi has joined the What Women Want global advocacy campaign to strengthen health systems, improve quality maternal and reproductive healthcare for women and girls. Officially launched on April 11, 2018, the campaign sets out to sensitise one million women and girls worldwide about maternal and reproductive health services as…

Tionge Munthali: The Miss Malawi 2018

Life took a different turn for 24-year-old Tionge Munthali on April 28 when she was crowned Miss Malawi 2018 at the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe. “I am still in shock! (she chuckles)…the competition was tough. All the girls were beautiful as well as intelligent. As such, coming out as a winner came…

Media women in leadership training

Cohorts for the 2017/18 Women in News (WIN) media leadership programme have spoken well of the Reshaping Media Leadership summit that took place in Nairobi, Kenya in the past week. The three day summit drew media women and managers from eight African countries including Malawi, Zambia, Rwanda, Somalia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Kenya. Discussions were centred…

Students looped on  reproductive health

Carol Gonawamba, a fourth-year engineering student at the Malawi Polytechnic now appreciates the significance of screening for different reproductive cancers. She got the insights from a sexual and reproductive health conference organised by the Improved Midwifery Care Access Initiative (IMCAI) last weekend, targeting female Polytechnic students. “We had talks about three main problems that are…

Media experts challenge  managers on gender issues

  Media experts have challenged media managers from eight African countries to change their business cultures to achieve gender equality and minimise cases of sexual harassment in their organisations. The media experts were speaking during a Women in News (WIN) Media Leadership programme under World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) summit in Nairobi,…

Getting away with disloyalty

A lot of things are said about unfaithful men; if he cheats he does not love you for instance. Others say he lacks respect for his partner if he cheats; that he is just a player and not a good man. Although all these things and more might be true about perpetual cheaters, there are…