Malawi women cops face abuses in homes, work places

Women police officers are increasingly facing abuses in their homes although they enforce such laws to other women in the society, the Nyasa Times has learnt.

Female police officers sharing a moment

Female police officers sharing a moment

The National Women Police Officers Network has swiftly come in to combat the abuses by sensitizing the officers who normally keep quiet o the matter.

National Women Police Officers Network chairperson Elizabeth Chambangata said there was need to sensitise the women police officers on their rights.

Chambangata hailed the Inspector General of Police Lexter Kachama for appointing women police officers in senior positions but said there was need for the women police officers to know their rights so that they are not abused both at home and work places.

One of the women police officers Lyness Soko said sometimes women officers themselves are to blame because they look down upon themselves.

The British Department for International Department (DFID) official Jack Roberts said there was need to remove all barriers that prevent women from getting to top positions in the police.

Malawi is yet to have a female inspector general of police.

 

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23 thoughts on “Malawi women cops face abuses in homes, work places”

  1. Joseph Gowa says:

    Kuyelekedwa akazinu.Mamuna akayende kunja,nsanje thoo. Achite iwe wekha mtudzu mbwee. Mamunayo atanino? Rubbish

  2. Major General says:

    Osanama azimayiwa ndiokwiyadi mwina zimayambira ku training school kwawo ndiye ndi mtima okulawo amayamba kuchitilanso mwano azimuna awo. Munthu sungangoyamba kuzunza mkazi wako opanda chifukwa kapena wachambatu nanga munthu wabwino bwino. Palinso azimayi ena apolisi kukonda kuledzera ulowe pub iyi ali mommo upite iyo alikonko ndiye choncho zinthu zingakhale bwino. Komanso nkhaniyi si kupolisi kokha.

  3. Akungolonje says:

    strawberyy juice,
    Mai yo ndi wanzeru, adaona kut vuto udali iweyo komanso nkutheka kuti amakudziwa bwino lomwe kuti mwina khalidwe lako ndo lonyasa losalemekeza mamuna wakoyo. Mwinanso umakana kukuchinda kumachita ukudziwa kuti ndi mwamuna wako ndipo chakecho udalimbirira pa maso pa Mulungu wako kut ndi chawekhawekha basi. Tsono ngati umankana umati iye asakumenye, iye samafuna kukachinda ma hule a ku Bar ununkha fungo la kondomu akangovula, amafuna Iewyo mkazi wake monga mwa lonjezo lako loti ndi chawekha basi

  4. Akungolonje says:

    Prince mpasakuphe,
    I totally agree with you guy or girl. The police women are generally very rude. The always and everywhere want to be felt highly and knowledgeable. The have no respect with others as such they can and will not respect their husbands or family members. Police women are very cruel and inconsiderate to the general public. I have no grudges with them but simply saying the truth and reality. Too much mtudzu ndi mwano amayi apolisi even akazi a police (housewives) ndi chimodzimodzi khalidwe lawo. Akhala pagulu amafula akhale oyambirira pa chilichonse.

  5. frank says:

    mkazi wa polisi ndi wapolisi basi si banja ayi

  6. prince mpasakuphe says:

    It is common knowledge that marriages in africa are founded largely on the basis of culture. Our cultural values and even the bible explictly stated that akazi inu mverani amuna anu. The challenge comes when the woman want to do policing in the house. In other words most of them fail to undress the police uniform when in homes. I personally dont think it is a question of rights but rather discipline

  7. Winston Msowoya says:

    Candidly I have no grudge against Police women,but of course,generally,they behave impudently and irrespectifully in their places of work it is unusual to find a dignified and well mannered Police woman in Police Stations or offices.They have adopted very outlandish way of life that is beyond our culture,they look down upon their husbands especially those husbands with low income brackets.This habit seems it is worldwide,in Canada,women are .more powerful than their husbands and this many times has ended up in grave sequel.My advise is calm down and solve the dispute amicably otherwise you will end up into more troubles.In Malawi,this is not novel,during Banda’s epoch women were very powerful you try to displine her and goes to the MCP to report the conflict,you ended up in prison for your actions against the MBUMBA of Kamuzu,so this has become a pattern hitherto. Bear with it this is their world.

  8. Mkoke says:

    Iwe strawberry juice..tanena banja lakolo liri pati pano? Linatha monga? A polisi si a nkhoswe a mabanja. They r trained to decide when to intervene or not to. Atakufunsani mafunso awiri atatu anafziwa kuti mukufuna kukhalabe ndi amunanu. Now i know kuti u r failing to resist the urge of lying to us that u divorced…just saying

  9. Chithumwa says:

    Ndani wamisalayo angakwatire mkazi wa POLICE? Mahule? Angakhale ndi banja la ulemu amanewa ? Kukula mtima, Akuti kudziwa malamulo, 4Ja basi.

  10. Clement says:

    Malawians let us change our mindset and start respecting our lady cops. Most of people abuse female officer just to test me. Bad manners

  11. Nabanda says:

    Chilombo, you are wrong and your views are backward and bigoted. Every passing day, women are getting more and more power – through education, work and business. Can you tell me whether Kaliati performs all the duties of a traditional house wife? She works day and night, travels around the world without her husband. She earns her own money and does not depend on her husband. Increasingly, women are becoming more and more powerful and the illusion that women are weak is destroying many men – simply because the definition of power in the modern world is moving towards ‘money’ – its no longer cultural, religious and social. Mkazi amagonja kwa mamuna, what do you mean? If it is about any other things (sex) this has to do with biology and its nature- in fact men are weak in this regard. Police women need to be educated about their rights and like all women, if a man is abusive they need to leave him or divorce him. It is for this reason that girls/women education is being advocated so that women are no longer weak and slaves of men.

  12. Mavi pathako says:

    Police Women very bigheaded ndi Ulule that’s why mabanja awo don’t last. if am lying conduct a survey you will find that most of them are single – ma divorcees – after divorces they grab katundu in the name of kuziwamalamulo – sleeping about with people and their bosses hunting for favours and money – Gold diggers / opportunists, materialists. Zomvesa chisoni Malawi @52. Look around in their stations you will agree with me.

  13. chikopa says:

    Abiti Strawberry Juice – kodi inu muchita dala kumupsetsa mtima mwamuna wanuyo? Ngati police adati muka pange ma nego pa den ndiye kuti ndinu amtudzu. Pofunika makofi ka poti munthu wakuda amamva ndi chikwapu.

  14. yobu 1413 says:

    Pali kenakake kamandiwaza pa Kng Pol” vuto mabwana a sipoli amakhala ataweruza kale!
    Palinso tina tasipoli pano tikunyasa chifukwa chokonda night shift!

  15. gulugunya says:

    Malawi is doing better in terms of hiring women police. We have female police almost twice or thrice number of women police in Britain. Ha ha ha my colonial masters. In addition to that Malawi produced female police IG while the same has never been done in Britain let alone it being in their dream.

  16. Guantanamo Bay says:

    Traffic police officer wamkazi samakhululuka, even on flimsy charges of lack of spare wheel tyre. They r hard hearted. When given power women don’t use “sense of reason” to resolve alleged crime even when the offender apologizes

  17. Chilombo says:

    Nkazi ndi Nkazi,ndipo adzapitilizabe kukhala Nkazi or atamalamulira dziko lonse lapansi.They are weak and they underrate and discourage each other.Ikafika nkhani ya banja amakhala ogonja nthawi zonse ndiye sindikudabwa zoti apolisi achizimayi akuchitidwa nkhanza m’ma banja koma kubisa ngakhale adaphunzila za malamuro.Even Kaliati amagonja zina kwa mwamuna wake,koma ife sitingazidziwe

  18. Mapando says:

    MALAWI Police sizatheka, so many rape cases within Police where female police officers are raped with no penalties on the male police officers. If am lying ask the Dedza OC of the number of his officers who were raped by fellow officers

  19. Kutogolela Sankiyo says:

    Nangwale appointment was blocked by parliament therefore she was not Police IG

  20. chibweya joe says:

    Malawi is better than most countries in according women officers high positions. We just had a lady IG in the name of Nangwale. Not even UK has done that. Correct me

  21. Kadziotche says:

    Correction, Malawi has had a female IG of Police, Mrs. Nangwale.

  22. Ba says:

    Azibambo tiyeni tialemekeze a police achizimai in our homes,THOUGH some of them are becoming big headed.

  23. strawberry Juice says:

    Our laws and law enforcers encourage domestic. After a disagreement with my husband, he thought the solution was to beat me. When I reported him to the area 18 police in Lilongwe, they told me to go back home and discuss the matter with him. Abwana aakkazi ndi omwe anandiuza mawu amenewo. she told me that that was part of married life. To make matters worse, that was during the 16 days of activism in December. so while Patricia Kaliati was busy urging women to report abuse, the authorities were sending women back to their abusive men. I weep for this country.

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