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MINISTER COMMENDS LUSUBILO COMMUNITY BASED ORPHAN CARE PROGRAMME

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The Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare who has been on tour of the Northern region, visited and commended Lusubilo Community Based Orphan Care programme in Karonga.

The Minister said that she was very happy with the way the Centre was run as it integrated its services with that of the community.

“I am very happy with the way that you take care of the children here. You not only take care of them here, but you ensure that they are integrated with their families and provide support to them right within their hoes. This is very commendable as it is one of the interventions that my ministry promotes,” she said.

MALAWI COMMEMORATES INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR OLDER PERSONS

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“Ageing is not a crime; it is a process of human growth. Let us respect our senior citizens in our homes and communities,” were the words said by the Minister for Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Jean Kalilani.

Kalilani said this in preparation of the 2017 International Day for Older Persons commemoration at Old Airfield Ground in Chitipa, when she presided over the event. During the event, the Minister stated governments’ commitment to ensure that the knowledge and wisdom the older generation has is passed on to the younger generation.

MINISTRY RECEIVES GIFTS FROM WORLD VISION ON BEHALF OF MALAWIAN COMMUNITIES

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The Minister for Gender, Children, Disability and social Welfare Jean Kalilani has said that she grateful for the partnerships it has with various organisations particularly World Vision. The remarks were made by the Minister at a symbolic gift presentation of Gifts in Kind (GIK) items at World Vision Offices in Lilongwe.

Kalilani said that the Government is committed to ensure that all children in Malawi are attending ECD, education and have access to health and nutrition.

Malawi Recommended in AU Compendium as Exemplary in Ending Child Marriages

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Malawi has been recommended as exemplary in ending child marriages in the recent African Union (AU) Compendium of Marriage Laws. The recommendation was made at the just ended 4th African Union (AU) High Level Panel on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

In the compendium, Malawi is listed among the eighteen countries in Africa who have signed new laws; conducted marriage law reforms; and are proposing new laws putting the minimum age for marriage at 18 years and above for boys and girls.

The Secretary for Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Dr. Esmie Kainja who represented the Minister at the conference said that the Malawi Constitution Amendment that has harmonised the minimum age of marriage to 18 was key in the fight against child marriages.

The meeting which was held under the theme “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through investment in the Youth: Empowering Young Women and Girls,” highlighted the need to eliminate child marriages as one way to achieve the demographic dividend.

2017 DAY OF THE AFRICAN CHILD COMMEMORATED

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Malawi has commemorated the 2017 Day of the African child amid calls for partnership to end violence against children.

Speaking during a Press Briefing held at the Central Office of Information I Lilongwe, Minister responsible Jean Kalilani said that there is need for concerted efforts to end the abuse that children face in the in their daily lives.

“It is not a secret that child abuse and exploitation issues are becoming rampant in our communities. Looking at the magnitude of child abuse cases happening in this country, it is clear that we need to do something about it so that all children are protected and develop into useful citizens who will develop our country.

MALAWI COMMEMORATES INTERNATIONAL ALBINISM AWARENESS DAY (IAAD)

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Malawi Government has assured people with albinism in the country that it will work tirelessly to ensure that they are included in the development agenda.

The remarks were made by Minister responsible for Gender, Children, Disability and Social welfare Jean Kalilani, during the 2017 commemoration of IAAD at Nkolimbo Ground in Ntcheu.

 “The Government, through my Ministry, in collaboration with the Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (APAM), will strengthen the mainstreaming of persons with Albinism in all sectors of the economy.  My Ministry is committed to improve the welfare and peace of persons with albinism in Malawi at all the levels,” she said.

MALAWI TO COMMEMORATE INTERNATIONAL ALBINISM AWARENESS DAY

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Malawi will join the international community to commemorate the International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD) at Nkolimbo Ground in Ntcheu.

Announcing the commemorationa at a press conference at the Central Office of Information, the Minister responsible, Jean Kalilani said, “I would like to inform the nation that Malawi will, once again, join the rest of the world in commemorating the 2017 International Albinism Awareness Day whose theme is: “Advancing with Renewed Hope,” which has been translated “Kupita Patsogolo ndi Chiyembekezo Chatsopano.