Perceptions Study on Social Norms around Violence against Women and Girls In Malawi-Abridged Report

Authors/editor(s): UN Women Malawi

This is an executive summary of the Perceptions Study on Social Norms around Violence against Women and Girls In Malawi. The study is a baseline study for the Ending Violence Against Women and Girls thematic component of the Women’s Empowerment Programme (WEP) 2018-2021 for UN Women Malawi Country Office. The WEP aims at ensuring that women and girls enjoy their full rights and positively contribute to, and benefit from social, economic, and political development in Malawi. The programme consists of three thematic components, one of which is Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG). The EVAWG thematic area is further aligned with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5: Achieve Gender Equality and Empower Women and Girls and UN Women’s Flagship Programme Initiative (FPI), particularly Strategic Impact Area 3 on Prevention and Elimination of VAWG with a focus on prevention and access to essential services for EVAW. The Data and findings from this study will be used to develop a better understanding of the social norms, attitudes, and behaviours that hinder women and girls’ rights and also perpetuate gender imbalances and VAWG in Malawi.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa; Malawi

Subject area(s): Gender stereotypes; Rural women; Social protection; Sexual and reproductive health and rights; Access to justice and legal protection

Resource type: Assessments; Best practices; Case studies

UN Women office involved in publication: East and Southern Africa Regional Office

Publication year: 2019

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)