Kaliati says Malawi teen girls shouldn’t be bridal shower dancers

Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Patricia Kaliati has warned against using young girls as dancing queens during bridal showers, stressing such practice fuels immoral behaviour among girls.

Bridal shower is a gift-giving party held for a bride-to-be in anticipation of her wedding and also incorporates veterans who advise the bride to be on useful topics including sexuality and HIV-AIDS, household management, financial management, nutrition and communication.

Kaliati: Do not abuse young girls

Kaliati: Do not abuse young girls

It has been a tradition in Malawi to use young girls during bridal showers as dancing queens to spice up the events.

Kaliati said it was unfortunate that while  government was instituting different mechanisms to promote the wellbeing of a girl child, others  were busy using  them as dancing queens during bridal showers.

“I am not against the bridal showers but I am very concerned with how organisers use young girls to dance for the bride to be while they are almost naked.

“This is one of the reasons why our young girls are indulging in immoral behaviours such as premarital sex that end up in early marriages,” said bemoaned.

She added: “I don’t see any reason why young girls should patronize such functions because the presenters choose topics that are related to sex and at the end the girls tend to practice what they have heard.”

The Gender Minister then warned of unspecified action should the trend continue.

“This is a serious issue and that is why the gender ministry is doing everything to ensure that young girls are protected from any sort of abuses.

“So, if we are to remain tight lipped on such issues, it means that we have allowed such immoral behaviours to be transferred from one generation to another which is very unfortunate,” said Kaliati.

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Masi
Guest

Kodi mai kaliati, mutiwona tiyana tija amatidikulisa dzulo? Pamaso pa mai getrude aja a beam? Chonsechotu panalibepo mwan wa kaliati, chaponda, henry mua, namathanga, mwananveka, fabiano. Iwowo ana awo ali kunja ku mauniversit, ku st andrews, ku KA.

Jobe
Guest

Kodi pa bridal shower ndi pa Mulhakho pamene anthu amatota kwambiri ndi pati? Chonde akweni think of this also….!!!

ibrahim must
Guest

ee! kulalata kumeneko but we will keep on doing it, tizasiya pakatha 2years (ndinu aboza eti kuti it encourages imoral behaviour

kamowa
Guest

Ngati mukumagulisa Gondolosi kumisonkhano yanu ya chilomwe..mungasiye kubelekana ngati mbewa chonchi…uku tiasikana tanu tikuonesa ma bele pamtunda mukutivinisa..mtundu oipa uwu…

kamowa
Guest

Pokhapa akweni mwayankhulako zanzeru. koma Musiye ku Mulhako kwanuko kuvinisa asikana mabele pa ntunda..Muzivina inuyo zimenezo chifukwa ma papaya anuwo palibe angawathamangile….Get out Muhlako

verepi
Guest

okay fine they should not be dancing queens koma azikhala ma dancing queens ku ma cultural dances, dancing mabele ali pa mtunda? which one between the two is more respectable???? Seen on television half naked or dancing with clothes at a bridal shower. When attacking one side don’t leave out the other side. Girls are not trophies to be exposed like that.

Umunthu
Guest

Nawonso atsikana aku Mulhakho asiye kumavina. Tamuoneni Vuwayo enjoying the boobs not the dance. Ala!

M'Malawi weniweni
Guest

On top of that amavala decently osati zonamazo. Kapena mumangomva bridal shower simunapiteko eti?

M'Malawi weniweni
Guest

Mayi Kaliati mukunama. I have attended numerous bridal showers but they all centered on Home management, grooming, financial management, communication, HIV/AIDS and others. Nothing about sex. After all using the girls would encourage them to follow the good example the bride to be has made so they can admire and plan to wed and not rush into getting pregnant before they wed. After all, the one to be married is a girl whose choice would inspire the teenage girls. Unless utakhala ukwati wa azigogo like the one you were in the bridal party, apo ndimva.

Ndiza
Guest

I recommend Kaliati for this, it has been my concern really as well since the issues discussed during bridal showers do not necessarily concern the bride to be only but the girls aaround as well who are not mature to engage in sexual activities. Lets do a wide campaign on this and I thank the honourable minister for pointing out this issue. Those who have a girl child, a niece, a sister will appreciate what the minister is saying.

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