Kaliati urges Malawi women not to withdraw gender-based violence cases

Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Patricia Kaliati has urged women in the country not to withdraw cases of gender-based violence (GBV), saying the trend defeats efforts to curb the vice.

Kaliati:Do not withdraw cases

Kaliati:Do not withdraw cases

Kaliati said this on Tuesday at Chikomwe Primary School in Traditional Authority (T/A) Chowe in Mangochi at the launch of Girls and Women Empowerment (Gewe) ‘Zimachitika Radio Drama Series’.

She said the fight to uproot GBV is being compromised because women who are the main victims, usually withdraw cases against their husbands before courts make determinations.

“It is disheartening to note that dependent women opt to discontinue cases against abusive spouses as they rely on the same husbands,” said Kaliati.

She underlined that although poverty and economic dependence are major stumbling blocks in efforts to combat GBV in Malawi, there is need for vigilance on the part of the women to report the abuses to relevant authorities to halt it.

“As women, we need to gather courage whenever we are abused and report perpetrators to police to curb GBV and related crimes,” she said.

Kaliati said government is committed to embarking on initiatives to empower women with resources and credit facilities to improve their livelihood.

With funding from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Gewe—Zimachitika Radio Drama Series will be produced by the Story Workshop and will be broadcast on 14 radio stations in Malawi, including MBC Radio One and Two, Zodiak Broadcasting Station, Transworld Radio, Blantyre Synod and Radio Maria, among others.

The radio drama series will teach people evils of GBV and sexual reproductive health and rights, highlight women empowerment skills and encourage women to report GBV.

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Nkhani ndi imeneyo. Kodi ana aleledwa ndi ndani a bambo akapita ku jail amayinso akakwatiwa kwina? Apatu umabvutika ndi udzu.
Ndiye pezani bungwe lolera ana ndi fees & cash transfer kuti ana athandizike. nanga zikakhala choncho, AIDS idzatha? Sorry Pat. empower us all so that we all become bread winners like u?


Unduna wazagenda sindigwirizana nawo mpang’ono pomwe chifukwa amene amalimbikitsa gender ndi satana ndipo nduna zake kawirikawiri zimakhala zopembedzanso satana.

AV Wanyerere

These people,so called ‘GENDER ACTIVITS’ hav change everythng hea in Malawi. STOP saying ‘Minista Of Genda,children and what hav U,’ But Say ‘MINIRTA OF WOMEN,GIRLS,DISABLITY’ and what hav u.THE RIZON BHIND THIS is that
(1) the minista has no coment on BAD thngs done by women or girls but kwa enawo ,eeee! TInamva last week kut mayi wapha mwamuna wake chfukwa mwamuna ankanena mkazi kut wayamba zibwenzi
(2)i’ve neva heard of emporwering boys

madiru mhango
Kaliati, don’t accept anything just because it comes with dollars. Indeed, there are some men who beat up their wives, but what you are preaching is a religion of men bashing entrenched in the confused western existence. It demoralizes men, preaches men as demons and women as victimized angels. Marriage, as sacred union, has been reduced to nothingness. Do not push political doctrines into Mariages. Leave Marriage concerns to traditional customs. Empower women to obey their husbands and men to love their wives. Your pagan view of empowerment of women against their husbands is money expensive. UN cannot fund this… Read more »

fellow teachers/and h.teacher becareful,ur enemies ‘ll set u up.will secretly introduce u to 1 of beauties @ [email protected] xool.if nt carefull(nt izy-she has a mission)thats ur ending-Kaliati’s(police,judges,lawyers,false witnesses)’ll b there to choke u.SO UNFAIR


amunanso chimodzi modzi. amangitseni mahule osawuka oba katundu wa banja lawo lomwe


Wakalamba iwe, mwamuna wakoyonso amakunyenga chifukwa choti uli pachinyezi otherwise bwenzi pano ulibe mwamuna chifukwa komwe kamapangitsa kuti mkazi azikoma ukamamchinda kanagwera mkati chifukwa cha ukalamba


Akweni tsopano …. beautiful as ever

Peter Ibu Lhomwe

Will you support the victimized women’ when their husbands are sent to jail? Do you know that I our society most of the breadwinners are men? It seems this minister does not know how to analyze issues .


Eh koma mayi uyu…zoona mpakana kupanga bleaching of skin?? Kkkkkkkkkikikikikiki

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