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NABANDA
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NABANDA

This article is utter nonsense. Boys are born previleged and we need to change this bias. They don’t go to fetch water, firewood, clean the house and look after children. The average girl-child goes to school whilst there are pressing demands on her in terms of household chores. The same with a lot of women in both urban and rural areas. By the way, this is while men go drinking their money and sleeping with prostitutes. But things are changing. We now realise that the status of boys and men has been exaggerated all along. If you go into a… Read more »

Wanjiku
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Wanjiku

The article is very good and logical,but full of totology, repetition and hamdrum.

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Truth be said; Malawian political leaders have bred and are probably still breeding, a nation of mulnutritioned children who will grow up with low self esteem, uneducated, unskilled, low cognitive & analytical skills and unemployable. It is this sea of young disillusioned voters that current political parties love to manipulate and abuse as they see fit. Its the biggest asset they desperately need…..their votes. The more they breed these disillusioned kids the better. Unfortunately for Malawi the crop of educated population is so small to effect any tangible political changes desperately needed. However, I believe that the few pockets of… Read more »

Adzonzi
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Adzonzi

I have liked this article 100%. I have always been thinking…why is GBV mostly perpetuated by men? The answer is in this article. The girls are highly favoured and protected whilst the boys are left out in the cold. The boys are watching with anger boiling inside them as they know that nobody cares for them. When they get married, thy take it as their time to revenge on the girl who was mostly favoured. It is our responsibility as men to take responsibility and mentor our boys…..

NABANDA
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NABANDA

What a silly argument that girls and women are favoured. Gender based violence is perpetuated by boys and men because (1) culturally, society advances the wrong notion that boys and men are superior beings and therefore OWN girls and women (2) economically, men are mostly breadwinners (educated and working) and they use this high economic status to abuse girls and women (3) religion encourages the notion that men are superior beings. This is now changing albeit slowly becuase women are now getting educated and becoming economically independent.

sakaza
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sakaza

You have hit the nail on the head, the onus is on the authority to wake up!

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

But the authorities have created the disabling environment for these innocent kids. I look at David Banda with Madonna and strongly feel that, if our boys in the village were given the same chance, they would become Engineers, Scientists, Innovators, Technologists, Doctors, Lawyers etc. In Malawi, under the current environment, they will die poor and disillusioned most likely from hospitals that don’t have drugs. .

Educated Northerner
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Educated Northerner

Jerousy down, well scribbled. Let’s join hands males & act. Let’s make head of the families who will make the women enjoy to stay with. Let us make leaders who won’t cashgate at all in the future. Most of gender NGOs are led by Azibambo. Is it hard to believe that they are hard core prostitutes who love working with & for females rather than striving to balance the very same thing they are advocating. Hypocrites. Apa satolapo kanthu olo dontho. Instead of going for change, they will cook for a well calculated & appetitizing excuse and make idoits believe.

PHIRI
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PHIRI

Don’t forget that we now live in a world where one needs to have education and skills. So, instead of men complaining, just get an education and skills. The problem is amuna ambiri are incapable of doing these things and get angry when a woman is excelling. Amunatu akuonekera ng’amba because a lot of them are chaff (madeya).

Thitherward
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Thitherward

You have identified a problem; however, I do not think that you have identified a solution. You say: ‘There is need for more programs, organizations, and the government to come out as mentors for both boy and girl child and not only using them as political party toys. There is a need to guide and teach them of what is expected of them as they grow up into men.’ Such programs are invariably intermittent, under-resourced, and unable to produce the desired results because they do not address the real problem. The guiding and teaching of our sons should not be… Read more »

Luka
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Luka

The problem is that we still rely on the extended-family to act as a safety net. Unfortunately, extended-family responsibilities are no longer recognized by most people, and the strong nuclear-family concept has not developed yet.

M Sizini
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M Sizini

Isn’t it strange that we are willing to pay little more than lip-service to the needs of the socially and economically disadvantaged and the mentally and physically disabled, yet we are willing to elect the morally disadvantaged and disabled to the highest offices in the land?

TRUMP
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TRUMP

Boys and girls (the youths ) wake up !! Don’t put in positions people who are supposed to be in NURSING HOMES You are our future leaders and that future is NOW !! When given a chance to choose /elect leaders ;please !please! elect leaders who will take you to higher levels , please !!! Look now when you finish school NO job NO capital The government as main employer can’t employ or promote anymore WHY ?? The YOUTHS Choose to Sell their birthrights for short-term things like a packet of chibaki and the like Spoiling the whole future !!