Country Malawi
Year 2014 - 2020
Type of Measure Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Malawi Government adopted the National Action Plan to Combat Gender Based Violence in Malawi (2014-2020) to address gender-based violence issues.

The Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare has taken note that gender based violence (GBV), and most especially violence against women and girls is a serious, prevalent and deeply entrenched a problem in Malawi. The severity and prevalence of such violence is one of the factors contributing to inequality between men, women, girls and boys in Malawi. The National Plan for Action for Combatting Gender Based Violence which follows national gender based response initiatives that ran from 2002 to 2007 and reviewed for 2008 to 2013, is essential to this effort, providing a comprehensive, multi-sectoral and sustained blueprint for ending violence against men, women and children. 


Source of Information

Malawi's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.8

For more information: National Plan of Action to Combat Gender-Based Violence 2014-2020