The Gender and Justice Unit Makes Waves at the 9th African Population Conference

The Gender and Justice Unit (GJU) proudly participated in the 9th African Population Conference held in Lilongwe, Malawi, from May 20-24, 2024. Organized every four years by the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS), the African Population Conference (APC) is the largest scientific meeting on population issues that examines the state and knowledge gaps regarding various population and development issues pertaining to the African continent. Our team showcased GJU’s impactful initiatives to combat gender-based violence and promote social justice in Malawi. GJU’s participation on this global platform was made possible with support from the Embassy of Iceland in Lilongwe and AFIDEP.

• Engaged with over 200 delegates from across Africa and beyond
• Displayed innovative projects like MalawiLII and the upcoming ‘Empower Line’ hotline
• Distributed vital resources, including GBV booklets and legal handbooks
• Featured in a Youth Alert radio interview, expanding our reach to young listeners

The conference provided valuable networking opportunities, allowing us to connect with researchers, policymakers, and potential collaborators. These new partnerships will strengthen our evidence-based approach to GBV response and programming.

We’re energized by the positive feedback and insights gained, which will enhance our future initiatives. GJU remains committed to bridging the gap between law and reality for women and girls in Malawi.

Stay tuned for updates on how these new connections will amplify our impact in promoting gender equality and justice!


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