Women lawyers press for Mchacha removal from Cabinet: Engage Malawi Human Rights Commission on gender issues

The Women Lawyers Association of Malawi (WLA) are still putting pressure on President Peter Mutharika to rescind his   appointment of  ruling Democrtaic Perogressive Party (DPP) Regional Governor for the South Charles Mchacha into the Cabinet and consider increasing women ministers.

Women lawyers and other CSOs have oetitioned MHRC to intervene in the poor enforcement of the Gender Equality Act

The Women Lawyers Association is demanding that  Mutharika should rescind Mchacha’s appointment, accusing him of demeaning women participating in public affairs and holding different political views.

They have since been  joined by other civil society organisations to petition tax-funded Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) to intervene on  the appointment of only three women in a Cabinet of 20 ministers, saying it is a retrogressive step in the fight for women empowerment.

The Women Lawyers Association and the NGO Gender Coordination Network, an umbrella body for 54 NGOs promoting gender equality and women empowerment, accuses the global champion of He-For-She campaign of flouting  Section 11 of the Gender Equality Act which requires of any Public Sector appointing or recruiting authority to ensure there’s “no less than 40 percent and no more than 60 percent of either sex in any department in the Public Sector.”

Mutharika is also accused of appointing a Cabinet contrary to the various international instruments on women’s rights and gender equality such as the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination, the African Protocol on Women’s Rights and the Sadc Protocol on Gender and Development.

Presenting the petition on Tuesday to MHRC, Hilda Kaluwa the president of Women Lawyers , Lilongwe chapter,  said Section 8 of the Gender Equality Act gives the  commission powers to enforce the Act.

“We have petitioned MHRC to help us deal with this since the Constitution gives the commission mandate to investigate rights violations,” said Kalua.

MHRC’s deputy executive secretary Winston Mwafulirwa  said they would act on the matter.

 

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Please share this Article if you like Email This Post Email This Post

More From the World

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Shaft Sapukuta
Guest
Shaft Sapukuta

Useless bitches. Nyasatimes call them “Prostitute Lawyers” or “Unmarried Lawyers seeking marriage with Mchacha” bcz its not all women Lawyers involved in this UTM sponsored move but these bitches only who r all UNMARRIED. Their leader Hilda Kalua is a useless bitch. Before she went to Chanco she was at Poly and tamukwerakwera ife though she had a handsome “yooo” small boyfriend koma amakwelesa koopsya. ku Chanco inalinso phwando la anyamata kumeneko. Till today she is still unmarried together with all her friends. They hv decided to seduce Hon. Mchacha through intimidation. Zakuvutani basi tiyeni mu ma bar momwemu tikadye… Read more »

James
Guest
James

These are political condoms being used by disgruntled politicians. Bwana Mchacha does not demean women. We all know that he was referring to “some” women individuals in a certain political grouping. He didn’t direct his message to women. So this is a political issue and not gender. Probably that’s why it needs to be handled by political women condoms.

Bingu wa Mutharika
Guest
Bingu wa Mutharika

Zimahule izi iyaaa, ziri bhii kuda, angazikwatire ndani zimenezi?

psyuta
Guest
psyuta

These are just some political female condoms used by some disgruntled politicians. Yesterday it was Chiasala leading this group today is Kaluwa kkkkkkkk Watch the names.

Shaft Sachapandimadzi
Guest
Shaft Sachapandimadzi

Hon. Mchacha u knw what to do. Just propose one Lawyer & they wil all b silent. Umbeta ndiye wawavuta Azimayi wa they r all unmarried akungopanga Uhule m’ma bar mu. Besides they r also UTM agents disguising themselves as Lawyers when in fact they r playing double standards

MOTHER
Guest
MOTHER

They look to be very childish.

Father Land
Guest
Father Land

women grow wings and don’t count men when appointed in big positions. Let them have smaller ones.After all it is a mans’ world.

Pedegu
Guest

Cry of the failures Mchacha just propose these disgruntled lawyers

Noxy
Guest

It’s not only appointment of women but their capability and suitability that matters too.

phakamani mahlambi
Guest

koma bwampini ali mmavuto ndithu, amaziyamba dala zinazi!!

Central
Guest
Central

kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk wati chani? “bwampini”! Koma iwenso iweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Wandiseketsaaaaaaaaaaaaa lungs out!!

Vuto la anthu a DPP ndi kukula mtimaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Kudzimva sugar heavyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!! Chikuvuta ndi chani kuti Mchacha asapepeseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! Naye Mchacha ngati tate wake ndiokula mtima heavy!!!!!!!!!!! Ndi zomwezi zija timkamva pa dzana zija kuti iyayi makhetha zangapepese…………………… ali president kulimbikitsa ana kulankhula zoonunkhaaaaaaa ndi zomwezi izi!! Koma tsopano mapeto ake ndi awa, muyaluka nazo iziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

More From Nyasatimes