Over 3 000 people, mostly women, converged at HHI Multipurpose Hall in MalawiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s commercial city, Blantyre, for a constructive engagement on protection ofÃ‚Â women and the defence of their rights in a democratic Malawi.
The event comes in the wake of attacks of women in Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Blantyre cities, who were undressed and humiliated in public for wearing miniskirts, trousers and leggings.
The protest on Friday was to raise awareness, send a strong message of protest and influence the suspension of any similar attacks on women.
Some of the activists at the event donned T-shirts with a slogan: ‘Lero ndi kugule, mawa undivule’, a campaign which has received an overwhelming support.
Notable faces at the event included Malawi’s Vice President and PeopleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Party leader Joyce Banda, Minister of Gender Reene Kachere, ex-Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) MP for Thyolo North Anita Kalinde and UDF MP Atupele Muluzi.
Our reporters captured the scenes at HHI and here is the slide of the event.