Malawi Parliament Elects First-Ever Woman Speaker

After 55 years of independence, Malawi has elected the first-ever female Speaker of Parliament, Catherine Gotani Hara, from the main opposition Malawi Congress Party. The move has been praised by gender and rights activists who are calling it a victory for the country's democracy and efforts for gender inclusion.

  • Malawi:   Parliament Elects First Female Speaker

    Gender Links, 20 June 2019

    History was made on June 19 when Malawi elected the first ever female Speaker of Parliament, a development gender and rights activists say is a victory for the country's democracy… Read more »

Catherine Gotani Hara

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