Kaliati tells UN: Sadc committed to women empowerment

Malawi Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Patricia Kaliati has said Southern African Development Community (Sadc) member States remain committed to providing necessary legal and policy framework to further integration of equality and empowerment of women to accelerate the implementation of post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.

Kaliati speaking at CSW59 in New York

Kaliati speaking at CSW59 in New York

She said this in her address to the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women at United Nations Headquarters in New York on Monday.

Kaliati, who spoke on behalf of Sadc bloc, said the member States have made considerable progress by increasing women’s visibility and participation in various sectors.

Said Kaliati: “Since 1995, Sadc member States have witnessed dramatic improvements in the status of women. Their participation in politics and the economy having risen across the region. Some Sadc member States have also recorded significant improvements in women’s involvement in peacekeeping missions.

“Girls and women’s access to education has also steadily risen with most of the Sadc member States achieving gender parity at primary level. In the area of health, access to health for women has improved which has contributed to the net reduction of maternal and infant mortality rates.” —Reporting by Jabulani Kamngoya

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7 thoughts on “Kaliati tells UN: Sadc committed to women empowerment”

  1. John saizi-Njoka says:

    Cute akweni

  2. alukosyo says:

    nkhope ngati chisale powder wachita kupanda ma layer nkhope yonse. Kenako asanduka mzukwa

  3. social analyst says:

    Tell them late Bingu wa Mutharika demonstrated this by appointing a woman as his Vice. But the woman screwed herself.

  4. gondwe says:

    Mary Shawa kikikikikiki akugona. sakumva chizungu cha kwa Mendulo. Kumutu kwa Shawa ngati wa kwa Msilidza village, masaya ngati wamwa ma ARV okulisa zijazo. Kaliyati pulizi zibangirizo ngati bar-girl wa Mama Shabeen ku Ntcheu. kikikikiki

  5. Achimidzimidzi says:

    I doubt.

  6. tuliwuli says:

    Apa ndiye yonse bho mama mukabwera ndikupanga regust pa Facebook

  7. bwitibwitibwiti says:

    Akweni you are looking very nice. That hairmaker who has helped you or has gloomed your hair,is a nice guy. Mene asadamikire apa ndiye mfiti, Even camera man did his good job. Mumazisiya kuti zimenezi popeza nthawi zina kumutuko kumaoneka ngati kwa aphunzits a kwa mendulo. Thas how to go as minister.Once again I like that photo.

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