The United Nations Population Fund and the European Union supported the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare to implement the Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) Programme. The programme aims to support Government’s commitment to reduce gender inequalities between men, women, girls and youths in accessing productive resources and development opportunities as well as promoting decision making in order to contribute positively to the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy II and accelerate attainment of Millennium Development Goals. There are four result areas: Result Area 1: Institutional capacity of the national “Gender Machinery’’ strengthened (defined as Civil Society, Public and Private Sector Actors working towards gender equality and equity).Result Area 2: Capacity for mainstreaming gender in National AIDS Commission (NAC) and key priority sectors are enhanced.Result Area 3:Equality between women and men in society improved through economic, social and legal empowerment.Result Area 4:Socio-cultural practices impacting on the link between gender and HIV and AIDS including Gender Based Violence (GBV) better understood and utilized for behavioral change intervention in HIV and AIDS. The total programme cost is estimated at 11.7 million Euros through a contribution agreement between EU and UNFPA.
Source of Information
The Government of Malawi, National Review on the Beijing +20 2014, para. 129