Why the Campaign?
Women remain seriously under-represented in Malawi’s political sphere despite the commitment expressed by a broad spectrum of political and civil society leaders to encourage their greater political participation through the 50-50 campaign.
We continuously aim at increasing representation of women in positions of leadership and decision making in many key institutions, for instance, political parties, cabinet, parliament and local councils.
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Recent Stats & Challenges
Female MPs - 2014
Female MPs - 2009
Female MPs - 2004
Female MPs - 1999
Female MPs - 1994
Parliamentary aspirants registered
Local Council Aspirants registered
He for She Champions
Are you a He for She Champion?
Are you a male person with any influence in your domain? Are you passionate about women leadership in politics? You have a chance to get connected with like-minded men, and be trained to impact more! Contact us to get more details on how you can be a 50:50 Campaign male champion.
What Others About the Campaign
“May I call upon political parties to join this campaign by deliberately bringing on board women who form more than 52 per cent of our population.”
“Under women leadership, we have seen a different approach of administering projects in the area.”
“There is more work to be done for more women to participate in development of the country. The country develops when men and women are given equal opportunities.”
” The government is taking part in promoting of 50-50 campaign. Of course there are few women in Parliament but my ministry will make sure that more women are elected next year”
WHY VOTE FOR WOMEN
Reasons to vote for women as Councillors, MPs and President
A Progressive Society
It facilitates more changes and paves the way for more spaces to women; calls for the efficient, maximum and equitable utilization of human, financial, material and information resources by all human beings.
Innovative Problem Solving
It allows women to address their basic problems and needs in the community; and ensures the transparency, real fight against corruption, political leadership, and political responsiveness of the existing national, regional, districts, and local levels political democracy, democratization process, and promotes peace.
Is a question of democracy, democratic process, and equality as well as a question of political and civil rights that has been guaranteed by the international organizations’ (UN) agreements, treaties, covenants and conventions.
Without greater representation of women in parliamentary and executive positions, it is difficult to achieve participatory, accountable, and transparent governance which can ensure political, cultural, social and economic priority goals of the wider society.
A Network of Partners & Donors
50:50 Campaign in Malawi is being championed by a wide range of partners from both public and private fronts. The list of partners is a combination of the implementer on the ground, policy markers and the donor community.
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