Malawi

Demographic Data:

  • Total Population: 16.7 million 
  • Population under 15: 45%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 62.7 years
  • Human Development Index: 173 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Low Income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 10%
  • Mean Household Composition: 4.6 persons
  • Female-Headed Households: 27.8%
  • Early Marriage (% of children married by 18 years): 46%

Sources: World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2010​

 

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Parenting in Africa Network23 Oct 2017

The 4th Regional Parenting Conference is taking place from the 23rd to the 28th October, 2017 Mangochi, Malawi.

Palladium16 Aug 2017

Palladium is seeking a Team Leader for an upcoming programme to support capacity strengthening of communities and institutions to prevent and respond to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Violence Against Children (VAC) and provide better access to justice. 

Catholic Relief Services7 Mar 2017

Catholic Relief Services seeks Chief of Party I – Project Director, 4 Children-Milawi for its Lilongwe, Malawi location.  The 4Children Malawi Project Director (PD) will have extensive expertise in

Better Care Network6 Mar 2017

This country care review includes the care-related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child. 

Universitiet Stellenbosch University, University College London1 Oct 2016

This report evaluates the efficacy of community based organisations and discusses the need for the evaluation of community based care for children living in HIV communities.

Family for Every Child26 Jul 2016

Family for Every Child, in partnership with the Centre for Social Protection at the Institute for Development Studies, just announced the launch of its Cash for Care: Making Social Protection Work for Children’s Care and Well-being Report.

Edited by Benjamin Davis, Sudhanshu Handa, Nicola Hypher, Natalia Winder Rossi, Paul Winters, and Jennifer Yablonski – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, The United Nations Children’s Fund, and Oxford University Press12 Jul 2016

This book published jointly by FAO, UNICEF, and Oxford University Press presents the findings from evaluations of the Transfer Project, a cash transfer project undertaken in the following sub-Saharan African countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.  It concludes that cash transfers are becoming a key means for social protection in developing countries. 

Global Social Service Workforce Alliance2 Jun 2016

This report captures what has been accomplished in social service workforce strengthening in eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and highlights areas for future intervention. Progress made to strengthen the social service workforce within these countries is useful when reflecting on global trends and ways forward.

Rachel Bray with Andrew Dawes - UNICEF1 Jun 2016

This paper examines existing knowledge on raising adolescents in east and southern African countries, including Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.  According to the report, and within the context of these regions, parenting is understood to be handled through extended community and family networks.  

News2419 May 2016

Gerald Campbell, a man from the state of Texas in the US who managed an orphanage in Malawi, has just pleaded guilty to sexually abusing the children in his care at the institution. 

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