JB invited to join Council of Women World Leaders:  Receives Plan International Award

Malawi former president  and founder of Joyce Banda Foundation International, Joyce Banda on received an “Individual Innovator Award” from Plan International USA in New York, United States of America, during “Because I am a Girl 2014 Celebration” event which took place Wednesday, October 9, 2014.

JB receives her award.

JB receives her award.

JB receives her award.

JB receives her award.

JB and fellow awardees pose for a photograph.

JB and fellow awardees pose for a photograph.

A cross section of the audience

A cross section of the audience

Other recipients included Nike Foundation who received “Corporate Innovator Award” and six Plan international Youth Ambassadors, extraordinary young people from around the world who are creating bold change for girls. They are Rabia, 17 (Pakistan), Lydia, 15, (Uganda), Alma, 18 (United States), Sunaina, 18 (Pakistan), Sadrack, 15 (Uganda) and Kyle, 18 (United States).

Banda has been recognized for being a strong advocate for women and girls’ emancipation and empowerment and as a prominent civil rights campaigner.

In a related development, Banda has been invited to join Council of Women World Leaders, an alliance with the United Nations Foundation.

Former President Banda has since accepted to join the council. Almost all current women Presidents and Prime Ministers are members. Dalia Grybauskaite, the President of Lithuania, is the current chair.

In her invitation letter, Grybauskaite writes that as women leaders of the world, they were were proud of Banda for serving as the leader of her country.

“Your leadership and service was an example and inspiration to women around the world to take their rightful place,” reads the invitation letter, which is copied to Laura Liswood, Secretary General, Council of Women World Leaders

Reads the letter: “As newly elected chair, I write to invite you to become a member of the Council of Women World Leaders. We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the greatest success in your current and future endeavors!  We would appreciate a confirmation of your acceptance of this invitation”.

The Council of Women World Leaders is a network of current and former women prime ministers and presidents established in 1996 by Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland (1980-1996) and first woman in the world to be democratically elected president, Mary Robinson, President of Ireland (1990-1997) and Laura Liswood, Secretary General.

Through its networks, summits, ministerial initiative, partnerships, fellows, and programs, the Council promotes good governance and gender equality, and enhances the experience of democracy globally by increasing the number, effectiveness, and visibility of women who lead their countries.

The Council’s goal is to use the symbolic importance of women leaders and the substantive experience of its members to support women’s full participation and representation in the political process at the highest levels, and future women leaders

The Council is hosted at the UN Foundation.

Before becoming Malawi’s Head of State in 2012, Banda served as a Member of Parliament, Minister of Gender and Child Welfare, and Foreign Minister and Vice President of the Republic of Malawi.

She has been instrumental in the formation of such organizations as the African Federation of Women Entrepreneurs, the Council for the Economic Empowerment of Women in Africa, and the American and African Business Women’s Alliance, of which she served as first President. Banda’s mission in life is to empower women and youth through business and education.

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41 thoughts on “JB invited to join Council of Women World Leaders:  Receives Plan International Award”

  1. Oops says:

    Aja Amati mukuwasatira anambwelako chabe dzana illo. W opanda kangachepe ndithu

  2. chiwala says:

    Truly we really have to honoured as a country for what JB is doing, thus putting our country on the world map. For those that are disgusted, yhoo you really need to use your common sense. Abiti keep on raising the flag of malawi, we are behind you.

  3. Overseer says:

    JB is a puppet for europeans, Dont come back to malawi we dont need you.

  4. Michal says:

    congrats,stay blesd alwys,its God Who chooses and u fulfil

  5. Frodo says:

    Truth be told, this woman has now become a pet of the west, who are parading her like a circus animal all over the globe. its now disgusting to hear all the accolades they are bestowing upon her

  6. muzandifuna zitavuta says:

    amaah!! muli boh,ntchito zanu zikuchitira umboni.

  7. makito says:

    Congrats JB, jealous down!

  8. Nyapapi says:

    So these idiots think Joice is still president of Nyasaland!

  9. Fathi Shehab says:

    if leadership inspires zen jb gets full blessing&inspirTion. proud of your achievement as dota of mlw
    ma pro,wa kwawo nlusankha nepofism ndi umbava kopzeza why?

  10. Bank gate says:

    Maulendowa2 sikuti akuchita ogula. Kulibe sitolo yogulitsa ma invitations.

  11. kwangu says:

    Ma fellow awardees akuoneka ngati wana. Abiti Zibwerani

  12. MBOBA says:

    AMAMA WOYEEEE MHM MUMVA BEBE

  13. Koma abale munthu ukakhala wopanda nzeru sumasiyanitsa chabwinonchoipa eti?apresident opuma amakhala anzeru komana mzimayi uyuyu nchizende chothelatu.ulemuwanu a Dr.Mluzi,mayiwa muwaphuzitseko nzeru za mapresident opuma mmene amapangila behavie,asachite kuonetsela kuti iye anatenga dziko kamba ka ifa ayi.anakana pokalumbilisa mzake,akuchokaso mwachisawawa kukhala kunja.kodi malamulo akutani kwa munthu wamkulu ngati president wopuma akafuna kupita kunja? abwereko kumeneko chifukwa palibe zitiphindulire,enanu ndimatola mmasapota zilizotse anthuwopusa ngati inu.

  14. Nkhwanjee! says:

    Wina atsekuka mmibmba basi, this is the JB I know. kkkkkkkkkkk, go!go!go!go!go! Mama

  15. Jehoshaphat says:

    Mamm muli mushe ndakufilambo

  16. Zawana zaMasanje izi.palibe chodzidzimutsa ai.to my country Malawi thank u jb

  17. Horeb says:

    As a Malawian who is civilised, congrats JB. Whether u are cashgater or not only God knows but u are rightfully rewarded no doubt about. Don’t mind hardcore DPP bad comments which fulfil Michael Sauka prophecy of envy since it is only our national anthem that has nsanje ndi matenda & on that am not a Malawian since ndilibe nsanje. JB did not cling to power as Muluzi did & didn’t rig elections as Pitala did brought UK foresic auditors which Bingu didn’t on 92 billion that gives her a high standing globally. Do expect Peter to receive Nobel Prize? Then it will be Master of Corruption & Lomweism MHC HOUSES SCANDAL, Midnight six, midnight government, midnight Daniel Bingu Phiri, midnight cabinet & midnight invitation. Ndiye amene anapangikisa Bingu kuvunda when his will states that should live 100 yrs. SHAME!

  18. Amayi inu munayikidwadi pa udindo ndi mwini wake Mulungu mpake mukungoyitanidwa penapaliponse , osati awa tili nawo pano obera mavoti chomwe akudziwa iwo nkuwotcha misika , mabanki ,, vuto la utsogoleri wosadalitsidwa ndi Mulungu ndilimeneli ndipo tivutika naye wakuba ameneyu uyu Pitala Mathanyula.

  19. JB ndi more..! Her leadership is well positioned in the World nt fit for a small Mlakho country like this.. this province can only fit the Mlakho boy who fails even to unite us all..

  20. Leader of opposition says:

    Akweni Kaliati bwa?

  21. Leader of opposition says:

    Kaliati bwa?

  22. Big Kahuna says:

    Congrants mama wina abibidwa ku state house ndi nsanje,Mavoti munabera thinking kuti ena atha koma mulungu simasewera

  23. mayi mmmwakhwana!amene akuti mukuwasatira,anabwerako ali kuno kumudzi,a germany,nawo awatsatira konkuno 92bn ija akuyifuna,mungoti phee!

  24. pearson sadala says:

    So chaffing

  25. Zimenezo but not running a country.

  26. jedi says:

    Something smells fishy here!

  27. MaiMai says:

    Mmmmmh thats too much for Kaliati to bear….mai ineeeee JB uja ndimaganiza size yanga.

    Seode ulipo? Nanga bwana Kapito???? You have been quiet guys JB still in news, any comments? ???

  28. Malindima says:

    Akatundu ndi amene amalandira Nobel Peace Prize osati ivi vopanda tanthauzo.

  29. In JB the country lost very good opportunity. Here is a woman who has shown utmost love for her country. I can say with confidence that she is the only flag carrier around. She truly putting us on the map. As a citizen of malawi im so proud of you madam Joyce Banda.

  30. Khosolo says:

    JB is woman of substance. In watever she is touching its turning into gold. May the good Lord be with you as you take your careee outside state house to the next level.

  31. Congrats JB. Each day you are.on the rise. Keep it up.

  32. Chipoya LJ. says:

    Madam JB, you are also invited to join Lutepo’s cashgate issue here in Zomba Magistrate Court.

  33. Mama says:

    Iwe no 3. Ndiwe olodzedwa. Chipanda mai ako kukusunga mmimba for 9 months bwezi ukulemba zopusazo. Chonsecho u cannot do without mesho. Shupit. Osamanyoza amai. Kukhuta eti.

  34. Truth says:

    It’s all Hot Air. Feminism propaganda in USA. And people of reason in USA hate this. Using Jb from poor country.

  35. bayoz says:

    Jb’s background is a clear testimony that she is a strong and successful woman. I feel pity for kaliati who’s been spitting fire about this woman but what she forgets is that JB is way up above her. Jb has a rich, admirable backgroung while kaliati popularity was hyped by her big loud mouth and all the nosense that comes out of it. The next time that woman talks about Jb should ask herself the reason why bingu had to choose Jb to second him leaving her despite all that section 65 war she fought. Jb is an achiever and her future keeps on brightening. Haters gonna hate, but nothing will stop Jb from progressing, she is a social welfare activist and this is innate, you can not take it away from her. Kaliati must get a life or you gonna keep on detesting while Jb shines

  36. Weniweni says:

    I THOUGHT A PRESIDENT ALI KUMENEKO, KALIATI AND CHAPONDA TELL US

  37. binali gama says:

    Koma mulhokho basi! Amanganya tsopano awonetseranthu mbali yawo pandale komanso pa mulakho. Manganya ukudzinamiza ngati ukufuna u president chifukwa saulos alipo kale. Ukukhala ngati ukudana ndi federalism koma kwinaku ukuyifunitsitsa moti mwina chifukwa cha ulomwewo iwe nkudzakhala next president. walemba m’madzi iwe ako ndi ma drama omwewo basi.

  38. wonga says:

    pali zinthu zina tivomereze kuti Mulungu akakupatsa palibe angakulande.

    Kumenekonso anatsatiranso a President? koma mumva m’bebe simunati.

  39. Overseer says:

    Feminism. Zachikazi izi. No substance za akazi basi

  40. opportunist says:

    Congrats mama .JB for life

  41. Alungwana says:

    More to come mama

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