Kabwila pushes for women empowerment: Not affirmative effort but action

As one way of empowering more women in 2019 elections as well as other polls in future, Salima North West Parliamentarian Jesse Kabwila has advised political parties to introduce affirmative actions such as putting more women in crucial positions and use a deliberate policy  when selecting leaders to allow more women to excel in parliamentary seats easily.

Kabwila: Affirmative action benefits everyone

Speaking on Friday during the workshop of promoting women’s participation in decision making in public institutions at Gannt Lodge in Salima, Kabwila said: “Parties should create an environment by putting women in crucial spaces in political parties as one way of empowering them. This will make it easier for them to excel into parliament.

Kabwila further advised government to give the girl child education a priority in a budget, saying this will help them stand up strong and contribute fruitfully and that will increase participation and involvement in decision making of women in politics in future.

According to Women and Law for Southern Africa (WLSA Malawi) National Director Mzati Mbeko says his organization is very disappointed to see that most parties have legal framework that aims to empower women in decision making positions but are unable to implement these laws.

Mbeko asked all political party to complement what the civil society is doing in empowering women in decision making position by exercising what is stipulated in the already existing laws in the country’s constitutions and parties manifestoes to achieve 50-50 representation of women in top positions.

Wilsa Malawi is implementing the program of promoting women’s participation in decision making in public institution in six districts namely Salima, Dedza, Mangochi, Mulanje, Mzimba and Karonga.

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Kaya
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Kaya

What about Men Empowerment?

Ndadabwa
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Ndadabwa

We have been talking about women empowerment since Gable education program that was targeted at girls/women only. Remember? Now after more than 20 years we are still singing the same old song of women empowerment? No way let’s look an inclusive approach where women and men should compete with a ratio of 60:40 and not 100 women. We can’t deliberately pick women in order to fill a void. No way.

Ntengo wa Kesia
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Ntengo wa Kesia

At this juncture, Kabwila should also be concerned about her political future, as she’s no a lone ranger left, and out favor with the new dictator in making, oChakwera. She can’t just sit phwii and think that oChakwera will go easy on her: Kabwila has to start getting busy, acting busy and looking busy. Or else, she could be out of politics next year.
KIkiki Still kukakamira chibwnzi pamene mwamuna ati sakufuna!

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