OXFAM Appoints Professor Gertrude Mutharika Ambassador For The End Violence Against Women and Girls Campaign

Her Excellency the First Lady, Prof. Gertrude Mutharika has been appointed ambassador and champion of the newly launched End Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG) campaign by OXFAM.

The First Lady officially took up her role in the campaign today with the signing of a pledge card at a function held at Kamuzu Palace.

By signing the pledge card, Her Excellency the First Lady renders Her voice and support towards the EVAWG.

According to Oxfam; “As First Lady and mother of the nation of Malawi, Oxfam believes Her Excellency’s voice will go a long way in supporting this campaign and appealing for behaviour change”.

The campaign which runs up until August 2018, is running under the theme; “Take action, say no to violence against women and girls”.

“I am Gertrude Mutharika, First Lady of the Republic of Malawi. I am disheartened by the ever-increasing gender based violence in the country.
Studies have shown that women and girls are mostly victims of violence.

Despite the government’s enactment of laws and policies, and various interventions by civil society and faith based organisations to end the malpractice, violence against women and girls is still on the rise.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, did you know that your action to say no to violence against women and girls is what this nation needs to wipe out this unacceptable behaviour?
Let us all join hands and act against violence against women and girls.
To all women and girls who are survivors of violence or are at risk of facing gender based violence, I would like to urge you to report any incident to relevant authorities and the police in your area and you will be assisted accordingly.
As First Lady of this Nation, I agree and fully support the campaign launched by Oxfam to end violence against women and girls in the country.”
“Take Action! Say NO to Violence Against Women and Girls”

16 Responses to "OXFAM Appoints Professor Gertrude Mutharika Ambassador For The End Violence Against Women and Girls Campaign"

  1. Holla Talimile   December 13, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    I totally agree with the first lady.I lot of gender based violence is on the rise in the villages.This is a serious issue and may I suggest that those under age should lessen their comments or stop at once.Some commentators are too childish.
    Women are being beaten by drunkered husbands and ankhoswes are ever busy settling such disputes in the villages and others have withdrawn their responsibilities.This is a serious issue and the first lady is right .Lets support him her .Put this situation in the shoes of your sisters and mothers and imagine how you feel it.
    .Campaigns should be intensified to cover all rural communities.Contacts shouldnt be based in the urban areas only.Extension workers must make programmes in consultation with traditional leaders to civic educate the masses on gender based violence stoppage.Lets do this now tommorrow is too late.Bravo our first lady.You love us all.

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  2. Steve Malemia   December 13, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Mamuna weniweni, sachitira mkhanza mkazi.

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  3. Wonder Mkhutche   December 13, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Paja ndi a Professor. Congrats!

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  4. James Newman Mnjale   December 13, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    The goodness of it is that women are assaulting and irritating their fellow women I refer to LL incident

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  5. Samuel Vingula   December 14, 2017 at 4:09 am

    Great speech there first Lady! Why are we not protecting women and girls?

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