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UNESCO steps up efforts to increase women entry in skills training

Young women performing mechanical work at a workshop in Lilongwe. Photo credit: UN

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is supporting the Malawi Government to increase the proportion of women acquiring technical and vocational skills in ...

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Malawi begins production of “Long Life Fridge Free” margarine

The new factory at Kanengo in Lilongwe. Photo - UNDP

On March 7, 2017, Malawi saw opening of its first margarine and baking fat processing plant at Kanengo in Lilongwe to produce a long-life fridge-free ...

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UN and NGOs welcome Constitutional amendments as a major step towards ending child marriage in Malawi

Girls carrying placards calling for an end to child marriages.

Press Release: Lilongwe, 20 April 2017 – The United Nations in Malawi and non-government organisations under the NGO Coalition on Child Rights (NGO CCR) have welcomed ...

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UNFPA Malawi – 2016 Global Winner of The UNFPA Good Practices Competition

UNFPA Malawi staff

Beyond processes: Tools for complete success storytelling An innovation conceptualised in 2015 during the implementation the Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) programme funded by the ...

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Caught in a trap: fishing communities feel the strain of hunger crisis

Ronald Bamus, 14, sits outside his family home in Nyangu village. © UNICEF Malawi/2017/Eldson Chagara

By Andrew Brown, UNICEF Malawi A rough earth track leads 30km from Zomba, the former capital of Malawi, to Nyangu village, on the shores of Lake ...

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‘I don’t want to be that girl’: hunger forces parents to marry off young girls

Eliza studies at home. She was offered for marriage at the age of 14
 © UNICEF Malawi/2017/Eldson Chagara

By Joseph Scott, UNICEF Malawi Mangochi, a lakeshore district, situated in the eastern part of Malawi, is one of the country’s top tourist hot spots. The ...

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