Women politicians allege male politicians demand sex for party candidacy

Female politicians have expressed concern over sexual advances by male politicians if the women want to stand as candidates for political parties.

the official launch of 50-50 campaign at Masintha ground Thursday. Before the launch, there was a big walk from Kamuzu Institute of Sports to Masintha with massages on placards.

This was revealed in Zomba where UN Women met aspiring female candidates to coach them ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Most of the women who spoke during the meeting said they were fed up with sexual advances by the male politicians.

The women also expressed worry that some traditional leaders were demanding money in exchange for the women to compete during the elections.

Traditional leaders Mlumbe and Chikowi who were present at the meeting denied the allegations.

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This argument is invalid. Do you mean all women who occupy positions as MP, the current women MPs underwent that?
The issue in Malawi is that a girl child is not given enough support for education. In as much as they are not educated, it will remain like this. Let’s support education for girl child.


It is the women themselves that start to flirt with men to get special favours. In an establishment they work hard to coerce boss for his attention.
When sitting in a meeting they raise their skirts up a bit just that they are noticed. It helps them to fend off difficult questions coming thier way especially if they are behind with thier performance.


We need women in high office so that men stop this abusive behaviour. It is true men use their power and office, in politics and elsewhere, to sexually abuse women. Women need to speak out if we are to stump out this behaviour.

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I will be naive if am to say that all that can’t be an excuse because this shit happens every where (I hear) even in offices both public and private sector. However these are strategic political leadership positions. Sale us your strategies and action plan. we will vote you in not as women but as a well capable citizens who can help develop this great nation in esence achieving 50-50 campaign. Expose those weak Men who deman sex for positions and let the law take its course. This a new era we don’t need to hear that. Make malawi proud.… Read more »
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Shame indeed …they are liars

Silica gell

These women are fools, I agree with you Block Bustord


It’s not shildshness. Mr Bustard you will be surprised this is the sorry state of Malawian men’s minds. It’s everywhere. No sex no promotion or no getting of jobs is the order of the day. Women suffer in silence. In banks , parastatals you name it. We are a shithole country with shithole leaders . Period


Its common nowdays that women start talking about sexual abuses by us men. They feel its an area we men can not win whatever the case is. We need to stand up to these nonsense claims


Women have the right to say no to these (men) advances unless you value political positions more than your own dignity. don’t sell you bodies and souls for a few pieces of silver. If anything report these malpractices to the women political leaders who should be in a position to sympathise with your situation and therefore likely to take the case to party disciplinary committees.

Chifundo Phiri

sometimes you need to speak things in true sense what about those in that positions are trying to say they bowl down to demands which you have mentioned? Those people who are failures they always have the excuses but for those who are success they do not have non always fight hard to win the fight . There is a proverb which say poor carpenter blame his tools

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