President Dr Lazarus Chakwera says women’s empowerment is crucial in the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Dr Chakwera made the remarks during the UN Women Generation Equality Midpoint Review Conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, United States of America.
He said his government has put in place various policies aimed at curbing gender equality pushbacks.
Dr Chakwera attending one of the sessions.
Dr Chakwera mentioned the fulfilment of the Gender Equality Act by appointing 40 percent of women into the cabinet and other decision-making positions.
The President said the National Action Plan Against Gender-Based Violence has seen more victims of GBV getting appropriate help from over 150 victim support units spread across the country.
He further highlighted that over 5,000 teen mothers have gone back to school to pursue their studies after giving birth.
A cross-section view of the participants.
The Malawi leader said the government is implementing the social cash transfer programme, reaching out to more people, including women to empower them financially.
Tanzania and Iceland are hosting the meeting as a follow-up on the commitments world leaders made in 2021 to achieving Generation Equality by 2026 through the Action Coalition on Economic Justice and Rights.