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July 3, 2024, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"Sex workers in Malawi have routinely complained of being targeted in police sweeping exercises where police conduct mass arrests using petty offence laws such as those of being idle and disorderly" (para 3).
July 3, 2024, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-5

"In the context of Malawi, there is no law that expressly criminalises sex work or prevents sex workers from living on their earnings. Despite this, sex workers routinely face basic civil rights violations by the Malawi Police Services" (para 2). "Sex workers in Malawi have routinely complained of being targeted in police sweeping exercises where police conduct mass arrests using petty offence laws such as those of being idle and disorderly. Once in custody, sex workers have a deep fear of being subjected to what is perceived as normal by the very people tasked with the duty to protect them, which is sexual abuse, harassment, intimidation or corruption – where...more
May 23, 2024, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The 2015 Trafficking in Persons Act criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking, and it prescribed punishments of up to 14 years’ imprisonment for offenses involving an adult victim and up to 21 years’ imprisonment for those involving a child victim." (3).
May 9, 2024, 12:16 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

Is selling sex criminalised? Selling sex is legal in Malawi. There is a law against "any common prostitute behaving in a disorderly or indecent manner in any public place". There are also vagrancy laws used against sex workers. Is buying sex criminalised? No. Is organising/managing criminalised? Yes, living on the earnings and brothel-keeping criminalised. Colonial era laws in line with UK legislation.
April 28, 2024, 11:18 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Additional financing for the Equity with Quality and Learning at Secondary Project includes sub grants to schools to provide cash transfers, in an effort to get both boys and girls back into school, with differentiated application for girls. (Early results show that girls’ examination pass rates have started to recover from their low in 2020)" (para 9).
April 28, 2024, 11:18 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"In Malawi, COVID-19 impacts, compounded by cyclones and economic woes, have led to a dramatic drop in examination pass rates, especially for girls, calling for urgent action" (para 9).
March 31, 2024, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, D R Congo, East Timor, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Macedonia, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: TRAFF-SCALE-1

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March 30, 2024, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

According to the U.S. State Department's 2023 TIP report, Malawi ranks as a Tier 2 country (85).
Feb. 2, 2024, 6:33 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: DV-DATA-1

According to 2022 data from the WHO's Global Health Observatory, the proportion of ever-partnered women and girls (aged 15-49) in Malawi who have been subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in their lifetime is 30 percent (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 24, 2024, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Eritrea, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Togo, Zimbabwe
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:15 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:06 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bolivia, Botswana, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Laos, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Jan. 21, 2024, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to a 2023 report on global trends in maternal mortality from 2000-2020 published by the WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group, and UNDESA/Population Division, in 2020 the maternal mortality ratio (per 100,000 live births) in Malawi was 381 (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 20, 2024, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to 2023 World Bank Gender Data collected from the most recent ILO modeled estimates from 2020 onwards, the female laborforce participation rate (as a percentage of the female population ages 15+) in Malawi is 63.3% (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 7, 2024, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the World Bank, as of 2021, life expectancy in Malawi is 66 years for women and 59 years for men (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 28, 2023, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to 2019 data from the WHO's Global Health Observatory, average life expectancy in Malawi is 62.3 years for men and 68.9 years for women (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 12, 2023, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Comoros, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Iraq, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Namibia, Pakistan, Palestine, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sudan, Tajikistan, Togo, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Sept. 29, 2023, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"32.4 births per 1000 population"
Aug. 30, 2023, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

"Upon intestacy, the persons entitled to inherit the intestate of fair property shall be the members of the immediate family and dependents of the intestate, and their shares shall be ascertained upon the following principles of fair distribution—(a) protection shall be provided for members of the immediate family and dependents from hardship so far as the property available for distribution can provide such protection; (b) every spouse of the intestate shall be entitled to retain all the household belongings which belong to his or her household; (c) if any property shall remain after paragraphs (a) and (b) have been complied with, the remaining property shall be divided between the surviving...more
June 17, 2023, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Belgium, Benin, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cyprus, D R Congo, Denmark, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, France, Gabon, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Japan, Kazakhstan, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Philippines, Portugal, Rwanda, Serbia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Swaziland, Togo, Ukraine, Vietnam
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

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April 30, 2023, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

(CODER COMMENT- ERD: First cousins, but not second cousins are listed as prohibited degrees of kindred and affinity in section 15)
March 9, 2023, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-8

"The single most important hope for most Chewa men, however, lay in the possibility of exploiting institutional arrangements for ameliorating or escaping the full consequences of uxorilocality...For example, they resort to cross-cousin marriages...The extent to which cross-cousin marriage was practised among the Chewa in the past is debatable, although most authorities believe that it was more common then than nowadays" (261).
March 9, 2023, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-8

"The Yao are a Bantu-speaking group in Malawi (formerly Nyasaland). The population in 1945, exclusive of a large number in Mozambique, was 360,000...According to Mitchell, the Yao had a strong tradition of cross-cousin marriage with some preference for the patrilateral cross-cousin. The Yao said that all first marriages of a man should be with a cross-cousin even though the frequency of such marriages was only 15 % (Mitchell 1956 : 200). However, the divorce rate was high – 80 % of men and women over 40 had been divorced at least once –and it may be that the total frequency of cross-cousin marriage was higher. Marriages to other types of...more
Feb. 18, 2023, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"Together with our partner, People Serving Girls at Risk (PSGR), we’ve been attempting to support Maggie*, a survivor of sex trafficking as a minor, to access justice since 2018. Her case demonstrates numerous failures of law enforcement and the judicial system. Following our research, it is clear that the justice system in Malawi is failing to fulfill its statutory and international law obligations, including the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child." (Para.5). "In marking the Day of the African Child today, we have filed a communication at the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child against the government of Malawi for...more
Feb. 18, 2023, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"This is despite Malawi’s robust legal framework which offers protections for women and girls against sex trafficking in its various manifestations. Malawi enacted its Trafficking in Persons Act, 2015 to make provision for the prevention and elimination of trafficking in persons including for sexual exploitation. The Act prescribes punishment of up to 14 years imprisonment for offenses involving an adult and up to 21 years imprisonment for those involving a child. The Child Care, Protection and Justice Act prescribes offenses of trafficking involving children and imposes a life sentence." (Para.2). "In order to realize their regional and international obligations under the Palermo Protocol and the Maputo Protocol, the government of...more
Feb. 18, 2023, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, TRAFF-DATA-1, IRP-DATA-2

"In Malawi, one in every five women girls is at risk of sexual violence and abuse and 42% of girls experience physical violence before their 18th birthday. One particularly prevalent form of violence and abuse is trafficking for sexual exploitation (sex trafficking). Research reports reveal that in identified hotspots, there are between 500 to 1,500 women and children trafficked within Malawi annually, with at least 30% of those aged between 14 and 18 years." (Para.1).
Feb. 18, 2023, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"In Malawi, one in every five women girls is at risk of sexual violence and abuse and 42% of girls experience physical violence before their 18th birthday. One particularly prevalent form of violence and abuse is trafficking for sexual exploitation (sex trafficking). Research reports reveal that in identified hotspots, there are between 500 to 1,500 women and children trafficked within Malawi annually, with at least 30% of those aged between 14 and 18 years." (Para.1). "Maggie’s case is emblematic of a wider issue with Malawi’s response to sex trafficking. Malawi is a source, destination, and transit country. Women and girls are trafficked from Malawi to the broader Southern Africa region...more
Feb. 18, 2023, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Strong laws are the first line of defense against sexual exploitation, but strong implementation is equally critical in ensuring protection for women and girls. In Malawi, few perpetrators of sex trafficking are held to account for their violations highlighting the gap between the law and implementation with regard to this violation." (Para.3). "The justice system in Malawi is failing survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking. Law enforcement is failing to investigate or prosecute cases properly, if at all. In 2021 for example, Malawi did not report investigating any sex trafficking crimes with most of the cases reported relating to trafficking for labor exploitation. When the few cases that make it...more