NGO Gender Coordination Network NGOGCN calls on president to ensure equal representation of women in presidential taskforce on corona virus

Chairperson of the network Barbara Banda said this after the president announced the restructuring of special cabinet committee on corona virus to the taskforce

“There is need for inclusion of women leadership in the taskforce using the 60:40 ratio stipulated in gender equality act,” says Banda

In her remarks director of Malawi Human rights resource centre Emma Kaliya said inclusion of women in presidential taskforce on corona virus will tackle issues concerning women and young people such as gender based violence.

In a national Mutharika said details of the taskforce will be announced by Office of President and Cabinet.

However he said the taskforce will be co-chaired by Minister and professor of health who will be reporting to him