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2 August 2022
Championing girl child education

Village headman champions girls in education

Malawi is one of the countries in the world with high rates of child marriage. Although there is a law that prohibits young girls from getting... Read more

10 May 2022

Bursaries keep girls in school

UNFPA with support from KOICA, is implementing a project in Dedza and Mchinji, which seeks to increase adolescent girls’ access to integrated... Read more

30 March 2022

7 myths about unintended pregnancy debunked

Half. That is the alarmingly high proportion of pregnancies that girls and women do not deliberately choose. The neglected crisis of unintended... Read more

29 March 2022

Making shelters safer for women and girls through ‘safe spaces’

During emergencies, women and girls face heightened risk of gender based violence. In Malawi, the Spotlight Initiative is piloting ‘safe spaces’ in... Read more

21 March 2022

Family planning empowering families

Low uptake of family planning services in Malawi threatens the ability of women to build a better future for themselves, their families and their... Read more

16 March 2022

Men and boys take lead in GBV fight

In many communities in Malawi, incidences of gender based violence are extremely high. And the perpetrators are normally men and boys. In one... Read more

7 March 2022

Women and girls pay a heavy price during conflicts and emergencies

More than 1.7 million people, mostly women and children, have now fled from their homes in Ukraine to neighbouring countries. For them, displacement... Read more

4 March 2022

Women and youth take climate action in Malawi

In Malawi, rapid population growth is exerting pressure on the already besieged environment. Every year, thousands of hectares of forest are chopped... Read more

21 February 2022

Helping fistula survivors to become self-reliant

Obstetric fistula often leads to chronic medical problems, depression, social isolation and deepening poverty. In Malawi, it is estimated that 0.6... Read more

16 February 2022

UNFPA offers hope to Tropical Storm Ana survivors

When Tropical Storm Ana hit Nsanje district in Malawi, thousands fled to upland camps for safety due to widespread flooding. In the camps, the flood... Read more