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Participation in Public Life and Institutions

Malawi, English

The State shall actively promote the welfare and development of the people of Malawi by progressively adopting and implementing policies and legislation aimed at achieving the following goals—
(a) Gender Equality
To obtain gender equality through—
(i) full participation of women in all spheres of Malawian society on the basis of equal opportunities with men;
… (Sec. 13)

Participation in Public Life and Institutions

Malawi, English

(2) Any law that discriminates against women on the basis of gender or marital status shall be invalid and legislation shall be passed to eliminate customs and practices that discriminate against women, particularly practices such as—

(b) discrimination in work, business and public affairs;
… (Sec. 24)

Education

Malawi, English

State shall actively promote the welfare and development of the people of Malawi by progressively adopting and implementing policies and legislation aimed at achieving the following goals— … (f) To provide adequate resources to the education sector and devise programmes in order to— (i) eliminate illiteracy in Malawi; (ii) make primary education compulsory and free to all citizens of Malawi; (iii) offer greater access to higher learning and continuing education; … (Sec. 13)

Education

Malawi, English

(1) All persons are entitled to education. (2) Primary education shall consist of at least five years of education. … (Sec. 25)

Property, Inheritance and Land Tenure

Malawi, English

(1) All persons who have rights in property at the date of the commencement of this Constitution shall continue to have such rights under this Constitution and any other law.
… (Sec. 209)

Property, Inheritance and Land Tenure

Malawi, English

(1) Every person shall be able to acquire property alone or in association with others.
… (Sec. 28)

Property, Inheritance and Land Tenure

Malawi, English

1) Women have the right to full and equal protection by the law, and have the right not to be discriminated against on the basis of their gender or marital status which includes the right—
(a) to be accorded the same rights as men in civil law, including equal capacity—

(ii) to acquire and maintain rights in property, independently or in association with others, regardless of their marital status;

(b) on the dissolution of marriage, howsoever entered into—
(i) to a fair disposition of property that is held jointly with a husband;

(2) Any law that discriminates against women on the basis of gender or marital status shall be invalid and legislation shall be passed to eliminate customs and practices that discriminate against women, particularly practices such as—

(c) deprivation of property, including property obtained by inheritance. (Sec. 24)

Property, Inheritance and Land Tenure

Malawi, English

The State shall actively promote the welfare and development of the people of Malawi by progressively adopting and implementing policies and legislation aimed at achieving the following goals—
(a) Gender Equality
To obtain gender equality through—

(iii) the implementation of policies to address social issues such as domestic violence, security of the person, lack of maternity benefits, economic exploitation and rights to property.
… (Sec. 13)

Status of International Law

Malawi, English

(1) No restrictions or limitations may be placed on the exercise of any rights and freedoms provided for in this Constitution other than those prescribed by law, which are reasonable, recognized by international human rights standards and necessary in an open and democratic society.
… (Sec. 44)

Status of International Law

Malawi, English

(1) Appropriate principles of interpretation of this Constitution shall be developed and employed by the courts to reflect the unique character and supreme status of this Constitution.
(2) In interpreting the provisions of this Constitution a court of law shall—

(c) where applicable, have regard to current norms of public international law and comparable foreign case law.
… (Sec. 11)