Kabwila says Malawi does not deserve AU award for protection of women

Chairperson of Women Caucus in parliament Jessie Kabwila has launched a blistering attack on African Union for giving an award to Malawi for  protection of women, describing it as bizarre.

Kabwila: Bizarre award
“Malawi does not deserve the award. Women in politics are undressed in public, they are castigated, insulted and called all names whilst the perpetrators are rewarded and given top government jobs,” said Kabwila.
Kabwila was referring to a recent incident in Mangochi where a UTM Party lady member was literally undressed by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadets for putting on UTM regalia claiming Mangochi was a no go zone for the party.
She  was also referring to DPP regional governor for the south Charles Mchacha who calls UTM women as prostitutes and was given a deputy minister portfolio instead of being reprimanded.
AU this week awarded Malawi for being among the q2 performers in efforts to bridge the gender equality gap and promote women empowerment on the continent.
Kabwila, however, said the DPP led government has no clue on how to protect women rights.
She however fell short of telling the AU to withdraw the award.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Emmanuel Fabiano received the award from AU Commission chairperson in Ethiopia during  the two-day 32nd ordinary session of the AU General Assembly in Addis Ababa.
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Mbula
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Mbula

Its unfortunate that our minds are so inclined to failure. Your child gets number one in class, even if you suspect kuwonera, you clap hands. Because those are the standards he/she has set up for him/herself. Next time she gets number two reference is the last number she he got. And if a “learned” question honour given to his her country, it’s unfortunate. Fellow Malawians let’s rise above petty politics and build on the silver linings in the clouds. These simple honours are standards that rests arriere pensee for the next to out do. Success ain’t tearing down achievement of… Read more »

Mbula
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Mbula

????

oMachemba
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oMachemba

Obviously, Kabwila’s view is a biased one.
But, what can she do about it? Nothing.
oJessie, pitilizani kupwetesa matako pokhala ku Opposition, m’mipando ya matabwa yopanda sofa.

Mussa
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Mussa

You really stand for the truth Kabwila. You always have facts for your arguments. I like it. Should we say the award was meant to appease, or is the AU blind of what is going on in the country? Can the AU tell us the criterion they used to come up with their decision for this award? I can give credit to the AU if only they withdrew their award because it is a mockery to our nation.

Nyadaufe
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Was there a need to ask the AU to withdrawal the award? What Kabwila said is a clear message to AU that it is a useless organisation that supports dictators. This is why is when the Gabonese Jean Ping and South Africa’s Dlamini Zuma failed to make it to the Presidency, no one syphathized with them because they had been supporting exactly what happened to them when both were Chairpersons of the organisation.

pedegu
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pedegu

You chose not to see the achievements but the outside world are able to see. Thanks with yours garbage thinking

Timpudza Mwansambo
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Timpudza Mwansambo

Paja pedegu ndi dzina la nyau eti? Iwe pedegu oganiza mwauchiphwisi kobasi

Al-Fayeed
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Al-Fayeed

kkkkkkkkkk kwalini sambano

Shack
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Shack

I was wondering about the same thing. This is an insult to women. How do you give such an award to Mutharika and DPP who are encouraging violence against women? Do international organizations watch what happens in these third world countries? The saddest thing is that Gertrude did not condemn the publicly undressing of a UTM woman by DPP thugs. She is just as evil as her husband. They both do not have a soul! I cry for my beloved country.

Mapwiya
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Mapwiya

A Jessie kupanda nzeru. You will remain in opposition mpaka kalekale.. suja munkati ndi inu a MCP And you will die MCP? Lero mwakwera ya anthu okhumudwa okhaokha United transport of Malawi (UTM) . After you fail just go back ku chalk ku Chanco muzikatuwanso . Mkazi wopanda nzeru ngati uyu sindinamuone. While you are casting your country 54 countries are able to see what Malawibis doing . AU is a continental body that is not political . Inu ibwere May 21 anthu akuonetseni zakuda. Better you remained at MCP May be but with UTM on salima forget about your… Read more »

Inayakeinayake inayake
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Inayakeinayake inayake

You should be more objective when presenting your argument. When you say “opanda mzeru” what do you mean? She has a PhD that is not an honorary one. Maybe you share a different political view which is fine but try to argue your case with facts. What you should realise is that all she said was true. A woman (Kaliati) was castigated in front of her husband and children, a woman was undressed infront of everyone, gender based violence towards women should not be tolerated. She trying to emphasize this point. Whether she wins or loses as an MP is… Read more »

Mmalawi weniweni
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Mmalawi weniweni

People like you @Mapwiya are the reasons why this country has been retrogressing all these years, you only support people’s views when they belong to your political party….based on your negative reaction to what Dr Jessie Kabwira said, I am convinced that you didn’t go further with your education, perhaps you repeated several times in form four and you gave up. What Dr Kabwira said does not alienate her to belong to UTM, she could have said the same had it been she was still an MCP member, in fact what she said could be echoed by some objective and… Read more »

Hora
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Hora

True we don’t deserve that award,give it to a country that really deserve it not Malawi at this juncture