15 November 2018
Breaking News
Blantyre, September 14, 2018: The Charlotte Parker Charitable Trust (CharChar), an educational charity which supports Malawi government in promoting and improving literacy through provision of unique educational resources in rural setting, says it is planning to expand its partnership base to ensure quality service delivery.  CharChar Trust National Coordinator, Natalie…
Blantyre, September, 13, 2018: Officials from Examination Council of Lesotho (ECOL) are in the country to benchmark with Malawi National Examination Board (MANEB) on Life Skills.  Speaking on the side-line of a standard fixing and awards meeting on Tuesday in Zomba, Manager for Basic Education at ECOL, Bonnqe Taolane said…
Mzuzu, September 13, 2018: Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) and the United States (US) Government said the promotion of girl child education is crucial for the development of the country Speaking Thursday during the opening of a girl’s dormitory at Mpherembe Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Mzimba,…
Phalombe, September 8, 2018: Phalombe District Education Manager (DEM), Hendrix Likeke has said the education office would engage an extra gear in ensuring that girls in the district are receiving enough support on their education. The DEM was speaking on Thursday during an education stakeholders' meeting held in the District…
Dowa, September 11, 2018: A Local non–governmental organization (NGO), ‘There is Hope’, which operates in Dowa, has assisted 37 needy secondary school girls in the district with bursaries covering tuition and school uniforms.  Speaking during the girls’ orientation workshop on the scholarships over the weekend, the organization’s Outreach Coordinator, Caesar…
Machinga, September 11, 2018: Initiation ceremonies are still contributing to high dropout rate of girls in schools in Machinga despite efforts to curb the vice. Associate Professor of Research Centre for Social Research, Alister Munthali said this on Monday in Liwonde during Yes I Do (YID) Project midterm review workshop.…
Mzimba, September 11, 2018: Child Protection Task Force which is a sub- committee of District Executive Committee in Mzimba District has been commended for withdrawing 49 children from early marriages. Speaking Monday during a quarterly review meeting of the task force, Mzimba District Social Welfare Officer (DSWO), Humphrey Mwalughali, said…
  Lilongwe, September 7, 2018: In its efforts to curb youth unemployment, government has recruited 2,227 graduate interns to be placed in different government ministries and statutory corporations.   Briefing the media on the development in Lilongwe on Friday, Minister of Labour, Youth and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila said government has…
Lilongwe, September 7, 2018: As the feasibility study for the Graphite Project in Malingunde- Lilongwe gets to its peak, Traditional Authority T.A. Masumbankhunda has called upon Sovereign Metals Limited to consider building a secondary school as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) to the community. Speaking on Wednesday in…
Blantyre, September 6, 2018.  Centre for the Development of People (CEDEP) in collaboration with the Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) has commended the media in the country for reporting objectively on issues about sexual minority rights in the country. CEDEP’s Programme Manager, Rodney Chalera told Malawi News Agency…

Features

Treating child marriage as defilement

 Treating child marriage as defilement

Blantyre, November 13: Section 81 of the Child Care, Protection and Justice Act, offers protection of children from forced marriage or betrothal whereas section 22 of the newly amended constitution restricts any person under 18 from marrying. Nonetheless, the law seems not enforced as girls as youn...