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Engaging youth at Malawi’s Children’s Future Festival
14 June 2015 – More than 9 million people in Malawi are under the age of 24. They represent 60% of the population, catalysts for future growth and development.

Action for adolescents at the National Youth Interface Forum in Lilongwe
4 December 2014 – The launch of the National Interface Forum on Youth and Adolescents today was a call for action to respond to the needs of adolescents in Malawi.

Young innovators reimagine the future at TEDxLilongwe
21 November 2014 – Some of Malawi’s most inspiring speakers gathered last weekend for the second edition of TEDxLilongwe, with support from UNICEF Malawi, as part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Children speak out against abuse at Day of Prayer and Action for Child Protection
20 November 2014 – On the National Day of Prayer and Action for Child Protection, representatives from different faith groups, children’s NGOs and government came together to pledge action on violence against children.

UNICEF announces partnership for girls with Airtel Malawi and Netball Association of Malawi
10 September 2014 - UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Agency, today announced two new partnerships – with Airtel and NAM (Netball Association of Malawi) to protect and promote the rights of adolescent girls in Malawi.

African Leaders Forum on Disability: “Disability is not inability”
February 2014 - Despite the looming grey sky overhead, the crowds gathered excitedly for a football match in Civo stadium, Lilongwe’s main stadium on a Sunday afternoon in February.

Malawi youth champion plays starring role in Queens Baton Relay ceremony
9 October 2013 - Visitors and students of the Bangwe Youth Centre in Blantyre can’t wish for a warmer welcome than the one the coordinator of the centre gives them. Monica Makeya Dzonzi beams with motivation and passion when you enter the centre.

Equity in Action – Global UNICEF partner Special Olympics report on visit to Malawi
June 2013. “This is a population that has gone without for far too long,” proclaimed HE President Joyce Banda of the Republic of Malawi. “It is our obligation to expose injustice and right what is wrong.

UNICEF Launches Momentous Young People’s Consultations on Post 2015 Development Agenda
8 Feb 2013 – In a bold bid to ensure meaningful participation and representation of young people, UNICEF, its partners and the Government of Malawi today launched the National Consultation for children and young people on the post 2015 development agenda.

Malawi launches her first Youth Parliament
22 August 2012 - Malawi today launched her first ever Youth Parliament at Parliament Building in Lilongwe.

Women find their voice through radio
The FM radio is lovingly unwrapped from its chitenje cloth. The women erupt into song, carefully recording it using the small handheld device.





Photo essay: Cash transfers for the ultra poor

Learn more about the plight of ultra poor households in Malawi and what UNICEF is doing about it, depicted through photos.

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