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MINISTRY SHEDS MORE LIGHT NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CHILDREN’S BILL

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The Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare has argued that creating the National Commission for Children is not necessary because the commission is a duplication of structures and may lead to inefficient utilization of resources

Speaking during a press briefing held at Capitol Hill the Minister responsible Cecilia Chazama said that the Commission will further require funding from Government even though it has no mandate to implement services.

MALAWI LAUNCHES BARBERSHOP TOOL-BOX- LAUNCHED

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The Minister of Gender, Children, Disabilty and Social Welfare, Cecilia Chazama launched the Barbershop Tool-box on Friday 30th November, 2018 at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe.

The Tool Box is an initiative aimed at creating dialogue in male spaces such as beer halls, religious places and political arenas. The spaces have the power to stop negative social norms and practices that undermine the rights of women and girls.

“The Barbershop Toolbox is a transformative innovation on how best men can act to influence positive change in the promotion of gender equality and women empowerment which aims at changing the narrative by making men the agents of change and defenders of women’s rights. The relevance of launching the barbershop toolbox within the 16 days of activism against gender based violence is that HEForSHE champions can also reflect on the roles in implementing violence against women and girls.” Said the Minister.

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM LAUNCHED ALONG SIDE NDIULULA CAMPAIGN

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The period from 25th November to 10th December is iconic to all people worldwide every year as it is a time of reflection and renewed commitment in the fight against gender based violence (GBV) and Malawi as a nation is never left out in this good fight.

 

During the launch of this year’s 16 days of activism against GBV which took place on 23rd November at College of Medicine in Blantyre, the Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Cecilia Chazama was quick to come to an allusion that gender based violence is counterproductive and retrogressive to the development of any country. She called on Malawians to join hands in the fight against Gender Based Violence particularly in the work places and tertiary institutions.

           

MINISTRY OF GENDER TRAINS MEDIA ON GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

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The Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare trained the media in Blantyre on the 16 Days of Activism Campaign against Gender Based Violence (GBV) and the Ndiulula, I won’t Be Silent campaign on 22nd November.

In his presentation during training, the Principal Gender and Development Officer in theMinistry Joseph Kalelo underscored that Gender based violence is a violation of human rights and informed participants about the Public Response Management Information System (PRMIS) which helps victims fronting GBV to report to, for instance, the Police Victim Support Unit, Health sector, Courts and the Ministry.

FIGHT OF GENDER BASED VIOLENCE IS ON

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Malawi will once again join the international community in the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV) through the 16 Days of Activism Campaign which takes place from25th November to 10th December every year.

 

Speaking during a press briefing held on Wednesday, 21st November, 2018 atthe Central Office of Information in Lilongwe, the Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Cecilia Chazama told the press that this year’s campaign will be launched on Friday 23rd November 2018 at the College of Medicine Sports Complex in Blantyre

 

MACOHA FLAG WEEK LAUNCHED

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The Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare has launched the 2018 MACOHA Flag Week beginning on 19th November until 23rd November under the theme “Stakeholders Awareness Towards the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in the Tripartite Elections”. This theme brings to light the importance of including persons with disabilities in the forthcoming tripartite elections.

MINISTRY OF GENDER LAUNCHES NDIULULA- I WON’T BE SILENT CAMPAIGN

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Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare will launch the Ndiulula, I won’t Be Silent campaign during the launching ceremony of the 2018 16 Days of Activism Campaign Against Gender Based Violence which will take place on Friday, 23rd November 2018 at College of Medicine in Blantyre.

Ndiulula, I won’t Be Silent Campaign aims at helping victims of abuse in the workplace to break the silence on violence, especially sexual harassment, strengthening mechanisms that are dealing with sexual harassment issues, and bringing out solidarity in the community.