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Malawi’s President Chakwera Honored for Gender Equality Advocacy

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In positive news from New York, President Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi has been recognized as a leading advocate for gender equality. The Human Kind Institute bestowed this honor upon President Chakwera at the Fashion for Development Gala, an auxiliary event held in conjunction with the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday evening.

“I am honored by the Human Kind Institute’s recognition of my efforts in promoting gender empowerment,” he said in his acceptance speech.

“I am pleased to accept this award in celebration of the remarkable achievements of Malawian women, both at home and abroad. I consider these achievements an honor to showcase for the world to see,” he added.

President Chakwera highlighted the contributions of female artisans to the tourism sector, noting that many of the products promoting tourism are crafted by women.

“In every sector of our economy, we cannot achieve sustainable development without considering the recognition of the contributions of women and girls. Their efforts must lead to empowerment,” he emphasized.

The President of Malawi is praised for exceeding the gender equality standards set by SADC (Southern African Development Community). He has achieved a representation of women at 40 percent in his cabinet and over 40 percent in key decision-making roles.

President Chakwera’s unwavering commitment to advocating for gender equality and acknowledging the substantial contributions of women and girls in various fields underscores his dedication to building a fairer and more inclusive society.

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