Minister Kaliati launches book ‘She participates’: Mouthpiece for Malawi women facing challenges

Minister of Gender, Children and Social Welfare Patricia Kaliati  on Friday launched her book ‘She participates’ which she said will be a mouthpiece for Malawian women who are facing a lot of challenges in accessing justice in areas of gender, economic, political and social development.

Kaliati book launch

The book launch was held at the Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) but also on internet portal Zoom where many people followed the event live.

“Women are the ones who are used mostly in several areas but the benefits do not go directly to them. Women must be given a chance to participate in various programmes if Malawi is to attain its social economic and political development goals,” said Kaliati.

Speaking at the event, Mary Chilima, wife to the State Vice president Saulos Chilima, commended Kaliati for the book saying the book will be used for policy making.

“The knowledge from ‘She Participates’ will serve as a reminder for women to actively participate in social economic development issues locally, nationally and internationally and encourage those in decision making to always recognize women presence,” said Chilima.

“This book will help several Government departments, institutions, Non-Governmental Organizations and individuals in policy making position to consider including the girl child and women in their pursuit for issue-based developments. The book explains why women participation and social inclusions is paramount in achieving development goals and attaining MDGs,” added Chilima.

She said the book launch is a milestone for Kaliati’s career and profession as she has passion in to see every girl child and women taking a leading role in policy and social economic development.

“Hon Dr. Kaliati has demonstrated the need to take her profile high in fight for gender issues that affect her ministry and women in our communities, country and the world as a whole. Women need to be considered as both social, economic and political contributors rather than mere observers,” said Chilima.

She added that the country needs Ministers like Kaliati who can holistically and tirelessly contribute to scholarly and policy ideas for the country which will be used for decades and remain in stored knowledge for generations to come.

Also present at the function was UN High Commissioner, several diplomatic representatives, NGOs, Government officials and concerned citizens.

The toast of the night was the auctioning of the book during which President Lazarus Chakwera purchasing a copy at K1 million while Vice-President Saulos Chilima bought a copy at K500 000.

The book is available in all leading bookshops at K15 000 per copy.

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Maga
Maga
1 month ago

Kodi paja madam ndi Dr.
Good.
But the book price does not target a ordinary Malawian.
Mama K. Lembani lanu buku.

PelomaPepe
PelomaPepe
1 month ago
Reply to  Maga

And the cover should have been of some other woman not you, Madam!

Zakwathu
Zakwathu
1 month ago

Please,we do desire reading these books written by fellow Malawians.But the prices are some how high for an ordinary Malawian.K15,000 .

Mkanda Gudu
Mkanda Gudu
1 month ago

So the whole Minister launching a book that talks about MDGs, when those were retired and now we are on SDGs. We could be serious for once please.

Doctor
1 month ago
Reply to  Mkanda Gudu

It is a Phd thesis my friend. Those goals are still good and tangible even if they have been given another ambrella name.

PelomaPepe
PelomaPepe
1 month ago
Reply to  Doctor

True…. even now the tide is skewed towards Agenda 2030 and the SDGs branding is going away. The issues, as you righty say, remain similar!

The Khumalos are racketeering
The Khumalos are racketeering
1 month ago
Reply to  Doctor

Mayi Kaliati mwangoti mugwiritse ntchito chigoba choti ‘Doctor’? Inu mumayimilira kagulu kenakake ndithu

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