COUNTRY GENDER PROFILE: MALAWI
The Country Gender Profile presents a review of existing gender issues identified through a review of documents and reports recently released. The generic purpose of Country Gender Profile is to strengthen national understanding and data on the advancement of international, regional and national commitments towards Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment. Country Gender Profiles are also a primary source for evidence-driven advocacy and programming for national stakeholders, international development partners and the UN System to advance the gains and overcome bottlenecks at the national, regional and global level (UN Women, 2018). For Malawi, the Country Gender Profiles will provide background analysis of issues for UN Women and the African Development Bank to consult with development partners, government officials, women’s groups, private sector and civil society as part of the process to develop a Gender Country Profile (CGP) for Malawi. The Country Gender Profiles sets the baseline and reference point for the Country Gender Profile, which will be used as a benchmark for support to the Government of Malawi by the UN, the Bank, other development partners, the private sector and international and national non-government organizations (NGOs).