World Aids Day

World Aid Day is a day that was set aside to commemorate the fight against HIV/AIDS and to honor those gone due to the disease. This year’s theme focused on commemorating communities and the difference they make in the fight again HIV/AIDS. Since the fight against HIV started, various communities have held hands to bring…

World Aids Day

World Aid Day is a day that was set aside to commemorate the fight against HIV/AIDS and to honor those gone due to the disease. This year’s theme focused on commemorating communities and the difference they make in the fight again HIV/AIDS. Since the fight against HIV started, various communities have held hands to bring…

International Women’s Day 2019

We celebrate women everyday but today has been set aside specially to highlight the strides taken since the inception of 8th March as International Women’s Day. In Malawi we have come along way since the dawn of democracy and the rebirth of human rights. Women can now legally register and own land, more women have…

No to political violence!

Regarding the recent spate of political violence, it is regretful to note that after so many efforts by Wlsa Malawi and it’s partners within civil society to enhance women’s participation in politics and promote gender equality, violence against women continues to be perpetrated. Wlsa Malawi strongly condemns these acts of violence. Everyone regardless of their…

Rape culture

As a woman, there is nothing that terrifies me as much as men. I get it they are not scary and they are people just like me, but the fear that grips me when I am surrounded by men, yes even men I know, is extremely overwhelming. This fear can be considered foolish, unnecessary or…

Women Lawyers petition president

Women and Law in Southern Africa would like to commend the Women Lawyers Association of Malawi on the petition they presented to the Office of the President yesterday (12th Nov, 2018). The said petition, would like an increase in the number of women appointed into the cabinet as well as other boards and the firing…

Promoting climate smart agriculture brief update

An update to the promoting climate smart agriculture practice by WLSA Malawi:  groups were formed after the training and so far 6,000 trees have been planted on land donated to the community from the chief.

Economic Empowerment through VSLs’

In Nkhotakota District, where a field office for WLSA Malawi is located, with operational scope spread across two Traditional Authorities ( T/A Malengachanzi and T/A Mwansambo) WLSA Malawi has trained 10 groups of community members in entrepreneurial skill management.   The photograph depicts part of a grouping of 18 members of the community (14 women…

Celebrating International Day of the African Child

Today we join the  Government of Malawi and the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day of the African Child which annually falls on June 16th.  Alot of work has been done by Wlsa Malawi in partnership with various NGO’s including Plan Malawi and UN Women as well as the Ministry of Gender…