Celebrating Women’s Empowerment; District International Women’s Day Commemoration in Zomba

On the vibrant grounds of Chiphoola Primary School in Zomba, an atmosphere of celebration and empowerment filled the air as the district came together to commemorate International Women’s Day under the theme “Investing in Women, Accelerate Progress.” Among the attendees were GAYO, CEPARAM, OXFAM, YONECO, MALAWI POLICE Etc. The event served as a platform to honor the achievements of women and reaffirm commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The District International Women’s Day commemoration in Zomba highlighted the crucial role of investing in women to accelerate progress in all spheres of society. From education to entrepreneurship, empowering women has been recognized as a catalyst for positive change and sustainable development. Through targeted investments in women’s health, education, and economic opportunities, communities can unlock the full potential of women and girls, leading to greater social and economic prosperity for all.

The event at Chiphoola Primary School showcased inspiring stories of women who have overcome obstacles and emerged as leaders in their communities. From grassroots activists to business entrepreneurs, women shared their experiences and insights, inspiring others to pursue their dreams and aspirations. GAYO, in particular, during pavilion shared its journey of advocating for women’s rights and encouraged fellow women to stand up, speak out, and take on leadership roles in driving positive change.

The District International Women’s Day commemoration served as a platform for building solidarity and collaboration among stakeholders committed to gender equality and women’s empowerment. Representatives from government agencies, non-profit organizations, and community leaders came together to exchange ideas, share best practices, and forge partnerships to advance women’s rights and opportunities in Zomba district and beyond.

As the commemoration drew to a close, the spirit of empowerment and determination lingered, fueling optimism for the future. The event reinforced the importance of continued efforts to invest in women, accelerate progress, and build a more inclusive and equitable society for all. With renewed commitment and collective action, the journey towards gender equality and women’s empowerment in Zomba district is poised to gain momentum, paving the way for a brighter and more prosperous future for generations to come.


The District International Women’s Day commemoration at Chiphoola Primary School in Zomba was a powerful testament to the resilience, strength, and potential of women and girls in Malawi. Through investment, inspiration, solidarity, and collaboration, communities can harness the transformative power of women’s empowerment to accelerate progress and build a more just and equitable world for all. As we reflect on the achievements of women and reaffirm our commitment to gender equality, let us continue to work together towards a future where every woman and girl can thrive and fulfill her potential.

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