Kaliati says wives not ‘baby-making machines’ as Malawi commemorate World Population Day

Minister of Gender Patricia Kaliati said married couples should “slow down bed activities” to manage population growth in the country.

Kaliati visiting the displays soon after arriving at the venue

Kaliati visiting the displays soon after arriving at the venue

UNFPA country Representative Ms Kakyomya

UNFPA country Representative Ms Kakyomya

Kaliati dancing with other women at the event

Kaliati dancing with other women at the event

Kaliati said men should not turn wives into “baby-making machines” but rather do family planning.

She was speaking on Saturday in Salima when Malawi joined the rest of the international community in commemorating World Population Day under this year’s theme: Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies.

She also assured that Malawi government will redouble its efforts to make sure women, girls and youths’ rights are protected in emergencies.

“This administration will ensure that human rights of the vulnerable populations are respected, protected and fulfilled during emergencies,” she said.

The function was commemorated under the theme “Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies”.

United Nations Population Fund Agency (UNFPA) Representative, Violet Kakyoma said that there is need for Malawi to highlight special needs of women and adolescent girls who become more vulnerable during humanitarian disasters.

“This group faces abuse, sexual exploitation, violence and forced marriages during natural disasters. As an agency, we empower and safeguard the well-being of them and address their concerns and specific needs,” she said.

She added that they work closely with government on disaster preparedness to ensure that reproductive health is integrated into emergency responses.

So far, she said, the agency has deployed hygiene kits, obstetric and contraceptive supplies, trained personnel and other support to vulnerable populations.

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22 thoughts on “Kaliati says wives not ‘baby-making machines’ as Malawi commemorate World Population Day”

  1. Kkuswana nkosayamba

  2. Phwado says:

    Ngati chibelekero chanu a kweni chidavunda kaamba kotaya mimba asiyeni anzanu abeleke

  3. cbk says:

    Mavuto aliko ndithu,kibeleka ana koma osawasamala,kumagona ndi njala koma kumaganiza zomangobelekabe.eish.

  4. Baby ma says:

    Ine wanga Pano ndiye akukwawa nayo ya ma twins.Very soon will be popping out.Chakudya ndili nacho.Ndimalima kwabasi.We need to fill this.Malawi singazadze.Life span yaku Malawi ndi 40.If u reach 60 call yourself a lucky person.

  5. Baby manufacturer says:

    Azimayi ena ukamangogona nawo amakakulengeza kwa azinzawo kuti ajanso ndiye kaya a neighbour atenga yachiwiri ife tikungokhala.Space ikatalikitsa azakhali ali muzatenge zisamba kumudzi mwina zikuvuta.Ndichifukwa enafe tikayamba kusinja machine sitisiya.Mwamva akweni?

  6. A Malawi ndife opusa kwambili-Timangobereka ana without limit. Boma lilibe policy pa “Family Planning”.

  7. Please says:

    Eyewitness I will assume your brain is backwards hence your backward thinking. If a woman stays at home to look after children u think that’s not a job? Men are able to go to work coz they knows are lest assured that the children are being taken care of indirectly the woman also contributes to the finances by saving childcare money etc. Another thing is that, not all women prefers staying at home. Some men are insecure and suffers with inferiority complex as the result, they prefer their wives to be staying @home……blablabla

  8. nyadoroba says:

    Ine pano ndikufuna mapasa kanayi, bola moyo osalesana ayi, paja anati tichuluke ngati mchenga ndiye ngati Bible malemba alimo ife ndife ayani kuleka. Kodi A kaliati inu paja
    muli ndi ana angati?

  9. Stupid DPP says:

    By the way how many children is she having?

  10. Hamu says:

    Kubeleka ndi kosayamba, amene asafuna asiye.

  11. maganizo anga says:

    aMalawife umbuli udzatitha.. ukabeleka mwana mmodzi..after 1-2yrs amayamba kufunsa wina abwela liti…pressure imene ikupangitsa anthu kubereka kwambili….can’t wait for a new Malawi where one child is a norm. When I visitesd home someone called me aside to ask if I was having a problem conceiving a second baby…really guys, in this day and age… Akuti andithandize chonsecho amafunanso chithandizo chaine money-wise. ndikabereka team ndiye ndithanso kuwathandiza?
    S-T-U-P-I-D
    TRUELY BACKWARD COUNTRY

  12. vin mongu says:

    the fruit of the womb will continue osaletsa zikwati bwanji mu marriage bill. do not blame men but tell women to go use birth control. how much have you put in your gender budget on such birth issues zero but use occassions to pick mouths. this housewife of a minister.

  13. Eye Witness says:

    The only driving factor to marrying is sexual intercourse…..and Kaliati expects no children? Look at poverty…if a woman does nothing of an economic activity there is security in Children as the man will.sympathize with her and not divorce her. And idle women don’t want to be seen as useless in families where a man is a bread winner…she will constantly offer the best sex to be seen as doing something in the house for the husband to appreciate.

  14. Charter says:

    What else should married men and women be, if not babymatics? Yours is a government too corrupt that leaves young people with no hope except bed activities.

  15. Lord Denning Chatsika says:

    Koma mahope kaliati anaganiza bwanji dress yo?doesnt look ministerial! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Contact me for sdvice on dressing osamavala ngati muli pa trading centre kwa mkando aaaaa timakusililani koma kumavala zaunduna zitenjezo kumaona nthawi ku zinkhoswe zikwati maliro etc osati ku ma functions ngayi awa mahope but all ghe same l like you and your works

  16. Lord Denning Chatsika says:

    A commentator a Peter mathanyula mungofuna kumudyela ma dolla kamkyomya she is not that beautiful betere kaliati wathuyu. Yes she is single bwera ku unfpa uzafunsire

  17. Concerned Citizen says:

    This is nature. How can we stop?
    1. Stop offering free things to people but let them fend for themselves. If you go on people will also continue manufacturing.
    2. Increase salaries for workers to international standards. Remember Malawian workers’ months salary is a day’s wage for a worker in developed countries of the same grade.
    The poorer a person is the more children are born. This is a social fact.
    See the well paid people in Malawi. Most of them have few (2~3), children. Less paid ones ~ watchmen, have a lot of childre (6~8).
    Marriages can be made at any age for people expect happiness, when they do not find it, they divorse.
    People shud marry out of happiness nor misery.
    anthu ena amakwatira kamba ka mabvuto. M’malawi sangapereke ganyu kwamnzake popeza amalandila K 40,000. Ndiye miseryyo.

  18. Master says:

    In whatever the case may be, babies will be born,& women will bear them up.

  19. The Truthful One from the West says:

    With people such as Kaliati who are ignorant and blind this country cannot move forward. Kaliati is purely a DPP zealot who lacks critical thinking. It is a well known fact that largely it is women who pressure men to have children. Ukakwatila ndipo pakatha 6months usanamupatse mimba mkazi ndi mwamuna amasekedwa kwambili. Ndiponso azimai ambili amafuna mwana as a security. Then there is poverty yomwe ikupangitsa amai ndi atsikana ambili kupanga zibwenzi ndikumabeleka. If Malawi is to reduce population growth these are issues that Kaliati and DPP should be addressing. However Kaliati does not have the intellect to address these issues. As I already pointed out DPP does not have a new vision, policy and strategy to transform Malawi. For example the community colleges programme is based on a fundamentally flawed reasoning that demand for artisans far exceeds supply. This is not the case. In fact supply of artisans far exceeds demand. What is needed in Malawi are measures and policies to stimulate demand for goods and services which in turn creates jobs. Even starting a business depends on sufficient demand for goods and services to be traded. I have yet to hear Kaliati and DPP articulate these measures and policies. What I hear often is political propaganda.

  20. maya says:

    Wamsala adawona nkhondo. Zoonatu izi

  21. real. mjomba says:

    Abeleke basi

  22. peter muthanyula says:

    Koma Kakyomya ameneyu very beautiful lady. Ali pa banja?

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