Mitigating the Gendered Impacts of the Rising Costs of Living in Malawi

Authored by: ActionAid

Categories: Global Public Health, Human Rights, Humanitarian Emergencies
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Economic Participation, Economic Recovery, Human Development
Country: Malawi
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Year: 2022
Citation: "Mitigating the Gendered Impacts of the Rising Costs of Living in Malawi." ActionAid. September 2022.

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Executive Summary

Concern Worldwide, Action Aid and For Equality brought together NGO and governmental partners on 1st July 2022 to discuss the impact of the current economic pressures in Malawi, focusing in particular on the impact of these challenges on women.

Panel discussions covered the implications and the required response by the social protection sector and agricultural sector. A policy paper was also produced which outlined the economic issues affecting Malawian women.

Disruption to global supply chains and rising food, fuel and fertiliser prices, resulting in part from the Ukraine Crisis, has caused global and national analysts to warn of significant economic challenges that will severely impact vulnerable populations. The growing economic pressure is a serious impediment to joint policy and programme efforts to combat poverty, food insecurity and gender inequality. Women and girls will be particularly impacted. The effects will be further compounded by any adverse weather events in the coming year.