Located in central Africa and bordered by Zambia, Tanzania, and Mozambique, the nation of Malawi ranks among the world's least developed countries.
Its economy is heavily based on agriculture, with a largely rural population. The name Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name of the Nyanja people that inhabit the area but the country is also affectionately called the “warm heart of Africa.”
There are more than 13,000 members of Mothers’ Union in Malawi. Across the country, in both urban and rural communities, members are actively identifying and responding to the challenges that individuals and families face. Their work includes:
Community Development Coordinators (CDC’s) are professionally trained community development staff, employed by local Mothers’ Union’s to help and support members as they engage with their churches and wider community.
During the 16 Days of Activism hundreds of members of the Mothers’ Union in Grahamstown came together in solidarity to bring attention and awareness the fact that gender based violence will not be tolerated.