UN Gender Policy Statement - Malawi
4. PRIORITIES AND ISSUES FOR JOINT ACTION
The main issues identified for joint action relate to gender concerns
as highlighted in Government Policy Papers, particularly the Platform
for Action and the Policy Framework for Poverty Alleviation
Among the specific and identified areas requiring more support by UN
For Malawi, the UN endorses the government's Poverty Alleviation initiatives
which call for a coordinated and inter-sectorial effort in addressing gender
imbalances in the country. In this light, the UN shall:-
Strengthening National Institutions'Capacities and Abilities for Gender
Mainstrearning when Developing
National Policies and Programmes,
The Enhancement of Women's Participation in Policy Making,
Recognising Women as Important Agents of Change,
The Promotion of Women and the Girl Child's Human Rights, and
Building Capacity to Undertake Gender Focused Research Methodologies.
Endeavour to assist in strengething the Government's capacity of
re-orienting its development activities towards Poverty Alleviation.
Continue supporting programmes and activities already adopted and being
supported by the UN, UN Agencies and Missions in Malawi.