Demonstranstions

Women in Media march against Gender Based Violence

Media practitioners under the banner Association for Women in Media (AWOME) are today holding demonstrations in the cities of Lilongwe and Blantyre for quick redress by authorities to increased cases of gender based violence in country. The match has started in Blantyre where women female journalists under AWOME banner say enough for GBV including rape and defilement cases. In Lilongwe, politicians, representatives of Civil Society Organisations...

Nigerian Minister Says Soldiers Were Not Ordered to Shoot At Protestors

Nigerian Police Minister, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, has told the BBC that soldiers were not instructed to shoot at protesters. "Soldiers have already spoken about this, they are denying their involvement and government is aware that they have not given any soldiers instructions to go into this crisis, not at all," Mr Dingyadi told the Newsday programme in an interview. His remarks come after Amnesty International said...

MANEPO to Demonstrate Against Killing Of Elderly Woman In Dedza

The Malawi Network of Elderly Persons Organization (MANEPO) has said it will hold protests over the killing of a 70 year old woman in Dedza on the allegations that she was practicing witchcraft. MANEPO Executive Director Andrew Kavala disclosed this last night during a media briefing in in the capital Lilongwe. According to Kavala, the protest will be held in conjunction with the Women Lawyers Association. He,...

Poly Students Holding Online Demos In Solidarity With Needy Students

Polytechnic Students are today holding online demonstrations in solidarity with over 1000 needy students who are being denied access to their examination results due to fees balance. The college’s student union president Kunozga Mlowoka confirmed of the protests which are bearing hashtags #HelpPolyNeedyStudents #EducationforTonse. The administration of the college earlier told the students that failure to pay school fees will lead to temporary withdrawal from the...

GCN Asks Stakeholders To Push Tonse Administration To Be Compliant With Gender Equality Act

Chairperson of NGO Gender Coordination Network (NGO GCN) Barbara Banda has called upon development partners to stand with women groups in the country in pushing the Tonse Alliance administration to be compliant with the Gender Equality Act. She pointed out that failure by the current administration to appoint enough women into positions is a missed opportunity. She made the remarks during demonstrations in Lilongwe. More details to...

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