US Grants Malawi K4.4billion To End Gender Based Violence

U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer and visiting U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Catherine Russell have announced a $6 million (MK 4.4 billion) in new funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues.

According to a press release from the American Embassy in Malawi made available to Malawi News Agency (Mana) Monday, the funding is part of a comprehensive programme to address and respond to gender-based violence in Malawi and Tanzania announced by President Obama in 2015.

The statement reads that the programme will use targeted approaches to tackle gender-based violence in partnership with communities and local organizations and networks.

“It will support multi-sector efforts to respond to gender-based violence, strengthen care for survivors, and aim to prevent gender-based violence through community engagement and economic empowerment activities,” reads part of the statement.

Engender Health, an international non-governmental organization, with a sub-grant to World Education Bantwana for the work in Tanzania, will implement the new programme, according to the statement.

“Gender-based violence is a global issue that no country has solved, but we’ve seen how progress is possible, particularly when everyone comes together, and how it makes a difference for women, their families, and the economy,” said U.S. Ambassador-at-large for Global Women’s Issues Russell during her current visit to Malawi.

“That’s why the United States is committed to working with the government of Malawi, as well as civil society, community leaders, and women and their families, who are bravely working to end gender-based violence in Malawi.” reads the statement.

U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer added, “We were pleased to make this announcement during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, demonstrating the U.S. Government’s firm commitment to support Malawi’s efforts to end gender-based violence.”

The U.S. Secretary of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues also currently funds a $400,000 (MK 280 million) project in Malawi administered by UN Women to support survivors of gender-based violence through economic empowerment.

The U.S. Secretary of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, headed by Ambassador Russell, seeks to ensure that women’s issues are fully integrated in the formulation and conduct of U.S. foreign policy.

The Office works to promote peace, prosperity, and security by empowering women politically, socially, and economically around the world, according to the statement. (By Gladys Kamakanda)


4 Responses to "US Grants Malawi K4.4billion To End Gender Based Violence"

  1. Micheal Mills   December 12, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Yes. Like you need 4.4 billion to tell men not to beat women.

  2. Khonyongwa Kuntola Titan   December 12, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Quiet a good move… hope its used exactly for whats its assigned for

  3. Enock Mossolin   December 12, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Dis gender issue can’t work without de involvement of men. Lets share

  4. Vivian Charles Harry Mauya   December 13, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Excellent and Well Done American People!!!However may American Feminists donors stop lying and misguiding the world about “Gender Equality” in their deadly hidden agendas!!!
    English Grammar teaches us that “Gender” refers to Male,Female,Common and Neuter.And we all know that these have never been,are not and will never be equal in any way;no matter how clever or deceptive a teacher is.Anything female will never become male,common or neuter nor a viceversa of any of the remaining genders just listed above.
    In my well-informed opinion therefore, the right word applicable to these false propagandas/notions is “Human Dignity Equality”;not gender equality.
    Yes,regardless of our sex or sexuality differences “All Humans Are Equal in Dignity”.Hence Stop Gender-based Discrimination/Violence and start loving one another and nature!!! May I therefore declare their atheistic and misguided fight for a Genderless New World Order-which categorically denies the existence of God(but humans alone)- senseless,a flop,null and void!!!!!


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