Towards Ending Child Marriages

During the past two months Wlsa Malawi has, in partnership with PLAN Malawi, been carrying out activities in Mulanje District whose objective is to end child marriages and have the legal age of marriage be 18 and above (as opposed to S22 (7) of the Constitution which allows persons between the ages of 15 and…

Constitutional Review Process Towards Ending Child Marriages

The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, together with Women and Law in Southern Africa Research and Educational Trust (WLSA-Malawi), and with funding from the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), have conducted a technical review of the Constitution’s provisions governing marriage in terms of the age of…

“Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls” : International Day of the Girl Child.

The future appears promising for girls from all backgrounds taken in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals and progressive legal reforms in Malawi. Data collection that is sex disaggregated, systematically analysed and incorporated into programmes and policies allows stakeholders to monitor the progress and wellbeing of the target groups-girls and young women. Services such…

Working with our Female Parliamentarians

Three gender related laws were recently disseminated to the respective constituencies held by Malawi’s female Members of Parliament. This comes after the workshop held in Parliament on 8th July, 2016. The Honorable MP’s used various mediums to send the messages across, such as the launch of a football and netball trophy, development rallies whilst others…

Supporting Female Members of Parliament

On Friday, 8th July, Wlsa Malawi, with support from UN Women, facilitated  a workshop for Malawi’s 32 female members of parliament (MP’s), to assist them to popularize, within their constituencies, three gender related laws, namely the Gender Equality Act, The Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations Act and the Trafficking in Persons Act.  The  laws are…