WELCOME TO NAWOLG
The National Women’s Lobby Group (NAWOLG) is a registered Not-for-Profit making Non-Governmental Organization which came into being in 1996…
International Women’s Day 2022
NAWOLG join the global community in commemorating International Women’s Day on the 8th March 2022 by celebrating local young women leaders breaking the bias in their field.
To highlight and give concrete recognition to the important roles that women and girls play in National development
To work towards greater equality, equity and the removal of all negative cultural and legal barriers which impede the advancement of women and girls
Evidence Based Advocacy & Strategy
To develop action-oriented & result-based strategies & mobilize women and girls to take steps that will help them change their socio-economic, political and legal position in Malawi.
Governance & Policy
To assess and identify discriminatory laws, behaviors and attitudes against women and girl child through consultation and research
HOW WE STARTED
NAWOLG came into being in 1996 with the idea of a gallant human rights fighter/activist Mrs Faustace Chirwa with the support of 25 members representing all the sectors of the economy. The Organization cropped up after discovering that Malawi, women who are a majority of adult population (51.8% according to) were poorly represented in decision-making positions, at an average of approximately 9%.
The NAWOLG’s establishment is with the acknowledgement that every human being in society is entitled to enjoy human rights and have them protected by law. As for membership, it is open to all women, girls and gender sensitive men committed to fighting for the gender inequality manifested in the Malawian society. The main beneficiaries of our Organization are women and girls especially in the grassroots communities.
A GOAL WITH A GBV MESSAGE
Awareness raising matches were held in Lilongwe, Kasungu and Blantyre from March to April 2022 to spread awareness on sexual gender based violence and harmful practices which are rampant in these geographical areas
16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM – 2020
We conducted an intense 16 day digital campaign in probably the most challenging year of COVID-19. A spike rise in sexual harassment cases in Malawi saw many devastating gross injustices, physical harm and mental trauma against women and children. A collective effort was our strategy during the 16 days of Activism by partnering with influencers and other public figures to stand against rape and impunity.
MEET OUR TEAM
The organizational structure at NAWOLG constitute a team of highly motivated young women and men who are determined to deliver to their full potential.