Government committed to promote and empower women – Daud

Deputy Minister of Local Government, Halima Daud says the persisting gaps in gender equality and women’s empowerment are a barrier to the full achievement of development goals in the country.

Deputy Local Government Minister Halima Daudi
Group photograph with the participants

She said this on Tuesday during official opening of a two-day training workshop for women councillors at Linde Motel in Dowa, emphasizing that leaving women behind — who make a population of over 50 percent — is unfair to the country’s development.

Daud said it is high time policies and programmes got funded by domestic resources to achieve sustained, inclusive and equitable economic growth and development.

“This workshop is responding to the findings of the rapid needs assessment survey which emphasizes on existing gaps on gender related laws and policies, resource mobilisation and use of information and communications technology (ICT) to mobilise support and influence change among others.

“The participation of women in politics ensures that the perspectives of women contribute to shaping policies, priorities, strategies, plans and budgets of government to enhance gender responsiveness,” she said.

She then said government is committed to support women councillors so that development goals are achieved.

“Gender equality is not only morally right — it is also an extremely powerful booster for development and growth.

“Councils must start to systematically plan, budget and implement all development programmes with gender lens,” she said.

The workshop has been organised by Malawi Local Government Association (MALGA) with funding from UN Women, Oxfam in Malawi and Gender and Justice Unit.

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Mam
Mam
8 months ago

sow us that you are committed not just talk talk

Peloma
Peloma
8 months ago

Yet your President doesn’t seem to comprehend this! Isn’t it embarrassing to say this by word of mouth when your President’s action are to the contrary?

Last edited 8 months ago by Peloma
Bauleni12
Bauleni12
8 months ago

Iwe mbuzi eti! Osawalemba azimayi ntchito bwanji? 60-40 is what is in the policy. Employ women from cabinet, advisors, boards same 60-40 Osamayankhula zopanda Nzeru apa

Mr Kasungu
8 months ago
Reply to  Bauleni12

This is not true I dont think you know the TORs of the Cabinet Ministers and their deputies.

Sometimes its good to remain silent when ever you dont have information.
Silence is golden.

Jere
8 months ago
Reply to  Bauleni12

Bravo Hon Daud keep it up to fight for women

Jkay
Jkay
8 months ago

Tell that to the president

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