Gender Studies Unit

The idea to establish a Gender Studies and Outreach Unit was conceived in 1996 by a group of interested members through consultation with FAWE-Nairobi (Kenya). The Centre was finally established in 1999. The mission of the Unit is to enhance the understanding of gender issues in Malawi and effect attitudinal and behavioural change, with the view of creating a more open society in which men and women are equal partners, participants and beneficiaries of development.

The Unit’s activities centre on areas where gender disparities are known to exist. These include:
  • Developing and providing a better understanding of gender issues;
  • Carrying out and co-ordinating gender-related research and outreach programmes;
  • Identifying and documenting existing gender disparities and developing strategies that promote gender equity;
  • Facilitating the development of cross-curricular modules and academic programmes on gender;
  • Providing support for Malawian men and women who have the potential to influence and effect change towards gender equity
  • Collecting, compiling, documenting and disseminating information on gender issues and innovations in order to promote gender equity, and
  • Contributing to the development of gender, appropriate policies and practices.

Director: Binauli-Chande, L., DipEd Mlw, BHEc MtStVin, MA Mich State, PhD (Fam.Res.Mgt.) Oregon State
  • Chancellor College
  • P.O. Box 280
  • Zomba
  • Malawi
  • Tel: +265 524 222