The 32nd Ordinary Session of the African Union General Assembly, which was held from 10th to 11th February 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has recognized Malawi as being among the top twelve performers in efforts to bridge the gender equality gap on the continent.
This was announced at the Closing Ceremony of the Summit by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mr Moussa Faki Mahamat, during the presentation of the AU Gender Scorecard Awards for the past year 2018.
In particular, Malawi received an award for its outstanding work in the category of “Strengthening domestic resource mobilization for development, poverty eradication and protection of women’s rights”.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Honourable Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano, M.P., received the award on behalf of His Excellency the State President, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika.
This recognition gives Malawi the encouragement to do more in this important area of socio-economic development. The African Union also recognised Malawi for its outstanding performance in gender in 2017.