Callista urges Malawi women to be prayerful: International Women’s Day

Malawi’s former First Lady Callista Mutharika has urged women to be more prayerful and should shoulder responsibility of protecting and advancing the interest of fellow women in the country.

Callista: Women need God’s guidance
Callista: Women need God’s guidance
Callista waking about at the event
Callista walking about at the event

The former First Lady said this when she graced this year’s women’s national day of prayer at Bangwe CCAP Church in Blantyre on Friday.

She said it was very encouraging to see women from different churches coming together to pray for the nation, families and other injustices that are stifling women empowerment in the country.

“It’s very important that as women we become more prayerful more than we have ever been because the country is facing a lot of problems emanating from hunger, gender violence, poverty and oppression, so we need the God’s guidance to able to alleviate these problems.

“This day also emphasizes the need of coming together in worship while seeking heavenly solution and blessings from God. We are not all fortunate to get what need in our day to day life, so need to be very grateful to God for every blessing we receive from him,” said Mutharika.

She further observed that it was high time men and the society understood women by involving them in decision making positions.

“Men should stop abusing women; being abusive doesn’t not help at all and the nation cannot development with such vices. Men and women should unite and work together for the betterment of our country.

“There is also need for women to united and be more prayerful to ably fight against abuses and gender violence in the country,” she said.

She also urged people to make sure that all the violence against women and children are reported to police.
International women’s prayers are conducted globally on first Friday of the month of March every year and they follow the same programme and theme.

It was set aside by the United Nations to create awareness on the tremendous contributions women make to the societies and the need to respect women rights in the spheres of life.
Malawi government dedicated this year’s international women’s prayer to women and children who are victims of floods in the 15 districts of the country.

The Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Patricia Kaliati said they have received reports of sexual abuse in some and revealed some culprits have been arrested

She said currently there are 661,000 women and girls who have been affected by floods and are in need of resources like food and clothes.

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macd
macd
6 years ago

koma muli chest

apundi says
apundi says
6 years ago

mwaondatu, mukulirabe maliro, taonani kadzanja mmene kathera, iwe umaopa Mulungu, unkatukwana Mai Joyce Banda. Pano ukuti chani osakhala ngati Shanil Muluzi bwanji munthu wa discipline. kagwere uko hule iwe

Chatty Man
Chatty Man
6 years ago

Avoiding gate crushing! !

kd
kd
6 years ago

calista ali khenge ….

Khuere khongonyowa
Khuere khongonyowa
6 years ago

musayambetu kumamuderera nzanu apa mukanakhalatu inu mukanakasuma kwa president kuti azangawa sakundilemekeza APM OSAMALOLA zimenezi.

Nyankhonde
Nyankhonde
6 years ago

Pea Mama Callista mwatowa chomene! God is great and we as women will continue singing praises to him

MamaT
MamaT
6 years ago

Mau Mama Callista. Only God knows our destiny nobody has the right to judge

Tupoche
Tupoche
6 years ago

Koma mayi Acllista ndinakusowani. Kusowana kobela ma style tailor kukanika kumuuza.bwelcome back Mama!

Hastings
Hastings
6 years ago

Koma mkazi kuwala uyu! Ine shaa

tonse
tonse
6 years ago

Do we have two First Ladies? Callista and Getrude? Why did these hold two separate functions on the same day? I would have understood if Mrs Chilima was holding the second function and not Callista. What is her role?

Tiyanjane
Tiyanjane
6 years ago
Reply to  tonse

As former first lady, Callista can help the First Lady to mobilize fellow women in many ways; in the same way a sitting president may assign tasks to his/her predecessor. Unfortunately, unprogressive people like you Tonse mislead the first lady. Bwanji kukamila maganizo achikale. Wake up my friend.

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