Demonstranstions

Mzuzu Marchers Demand Action On Gender Concerns

The Women Manifesto Movement march in Mzuzu has ended with a call to the appointing authority to address the issues as presented by the women marchers who are asking for the adherence to the Gender Act when making public appointments. The marchers in Mzuzu were organised in solidarity with colleagues in other major cities of Blantyre, Lilongwe and Zomba demanding gender balance in appointing of...

Few Women Attend Demos In Lilongwe

There is low turn out of women at demonstrations in Lilongwe as they match against alleged discrimination of women in public appointments. The women are among others protesting low women representation in boards of public institutions while 7 other boards have zero women representation. President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera justified low women representation last Monday during his media engagement after clocking 100 days in office but pledged...

Barbra Banda Calls on Development Partners to Stand With Women

Barbra Banda Chairperson for Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Gender Coordination Network has called on development partners to stand with women groups in the country. Banda said this in Lilongwe during the women demonstrations that are underway which are aimed at pushing the Tonse Alliance government to be compliant with the Gender Equality Act. According to Banda the failure by the current administration to appoint enough women into...

Unemployed teachers hold demos in Mzuzu

Some unemployed teachers that were holding demonstrations in Mzuzu have presented a petition at the City Council demanding government to employ them. According to the Chairperson for the northern region IPTE 13 cohort Hadson Soko, with the Covid-19 pandemic, they want to assist with the decongestion of learners as the teacher- pupil ratio is still high. Over 3,000 IPTE 13 teachers are looking for employment. More details...

Malawi Law Society to Join Women Demos

The Malawi Law Society (MLS) has thrown its weight behind demonstrations against disproportionate gender appointment to public positions. The protests are expected to kick off at 10 o’clock this morning under the Women’s Manifesto Movement brand. The activists are against President Lazarus Chakwera’s recent appointments of parastatal boards as well as his cabinet representation which they argue are imbalanced as required by law. The Human Rights Defenders...

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