Mutharika and Kagame Malawi 

Malawi President Mutharika says to borrow leaf from Rwanda’s Paul Kagame on decent housing program

Mutharika and KagamePresident Peter Mutharika says Malawi will borrow a leaf from Rwanda on how it managed to turn 99 percent of its mud and grass thatched house into modern decent houses for its citizens within 10 years.

Mutharika said this during a press briefing on his return from the 18th Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) heads of state and government held in Addis Ababa Ethiopia.

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Malawi Girls to Get Education Capacity Boost

Malawi School GirlsThe National Girls’ Education Network in Malawi says it is planning measures to boost education standards among girl child to reduce the number of early pregnancies and early marriages, and to prevent female school drop outs.

Theater for a change Head of Education Joanna Seth-Smith said in an interview yesterday Girls’ Education Network provide the only platform and avenue through which Malawi increase its education standard, with capacity from different stakeholders (Government, Non-governmental Organization,  Faith-based organization and many others).

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Experts Predict Doom for Sex Roles and Stereotyping Campaign in Malawi

Malawi WomenArticle By: Tenson Zobo

Research Academia’s experts have expressed fear that sex roles discrimination against women and stereotyping, will not help Malawian women to participate in country’s development if relevant authorities will not take charge before it is too late.

The experts were speaking during a press briefing presenting a joint UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Malawi Civil Society Organization (CSOs) shadow report for Malawi 2015, yesterday in Lilongwe.

Lecture for Faculty of Law, Chancellor College Theresa Choma say true advancement towards equity for women requires fundamental social and cultural change.

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Malawi Civil Society calls for uniformity in marriage age laws

Child Marriage in MalawiBy: Lloyd M’bwana

The country’s Civil Society Organization (CSOs) on United Nation Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)’s 2015 shadow report for Malawi have noted with concerns over the republic’s constitution inconsistency with the current Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations (MDFR) Act on the right marriage age.

The MDFR Act No.3 of 2015 puts the marriage age at 18 contradicting the supreme law of the land section 22 which allows a person between 15 and 18 to get married and the section does not expressly prohibit those who are below 15 from entering into marriage.

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