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26 February 2020

Female chiefs vow to end child marriage in Malawi

LILONGWE, Malawi-More than 100 female chiefs, spouses of chiefs and initiators of rite of passage ceremonies from eight districts in Malawi have made a vow to fight early marriages in their areas of... Read more

28 January 2020
Mariata is now back in school after giving birth

Choosing education over early marriage

LILONGWE, Malawi- Two years ago, Ms. Hawa Jawada was living a happy life with her family at their home village in Salima district, Malawi. Her husband was a well-known painter and he had many... Read more

15 July 2019

UNFPA Malawi kick starts the road to Nairobi with media as allies

Lilongwe, MALAWI - The media in Malawi expressed their commitment to ensure the International Conference on Population and Development, ICPD agenda is kept in the public domain by writing more... Read more

12 July 2019

Want to improve women’s lives and countries’ prospects for prosperity? Expand contraceptive choice.

Women have a right to make their own decisions about whether, when and how often to become pregnant. That right was reaffirmed in 1994 in Cairo at the landmark International Conference on Population... Read more

24 May 2019

People-centered development is critical for Africa's future to ensure the Africa We Want

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, recommitted to the revolutionary decision taken at the 1994 International Conference on Population and... Read more

23 May 2019

Monica, a fistula survivor and a future scientist

LILONGWE, Malawi - Like many Malawian children, Monica Kaleso was excelling well in school. Her dream to be a medical doctor was on course. In 2013, at the age of 17, she started a relationship with... Read more

13 May 2019

Allaying safe delivery anxiety among pregnant women affected by floods in Malawi through RH kits

Phalombe – MALAWI, Fasileni Kanyenga was in her eighth month of pregnancy. Each passing day, she was looking forward to a safe delivery at Chitekesa health centre in Phalombe district. Being her... Read more

12 April 2019

The struggle of managing menstruation during crisis

NSANJE, MALAWI - On Sunday morning, Tadala was preparing to go church with her friends. It seemed a normal day for her despite heavy rains the previous night. Tadala does not live with her parents... Read more

10 April 2019

World must work harder to secure sexual and reproductive rights for all, says new UNFPA report

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 10 April 2019—The global reproductive rights movement that began in the 1960s transformed the lives of hundreds of millions of women, empowering them to govern their own... Read more

26 March 2019

UNFPA Malawi brings in RH kits to prevent maternal deaths among flood affected women

LILONGWE, Malawi- With one maternal death and four complicated cases already reported and more than 7000 expected deliveries – in the next three months- among the women of child bearing age displaced... Read more