They used to be in a bigger number in the 2009 – 2014 Parliament team but in the 2014 elections their numbers fell and now there will be a strong advocacy to have them back in Parliament.
The Malawi Parliamentary women caucus says it will have a nationwide campaign to fight for more females in the National Assembly.
After the 2014 tripartite elections, the rate of female MPs dropped to 16 percent due to what activists said was lack of funding.
Speaking to members of the press on Saturday in the capital Lilongwe, chairperson of the caucus Jessie Kabwila said they are to work around the clock to prevent a further drop in number of women in Malawi Parliament.
“We are going to work hard to get a systematic approach to prevent further drop of women in the national assembly,” said Kabwila.
She further expressed concern over lack of resources that help during campaign period.
“Politics requires more financial resources and most women do not have enough money, but also that the education system favours men unlike women,” added Kabwila.
The caucus is to have campaigns in the 32 constituencies where current women MPs were voted into power to convince the voters to maintain the female legislators in the next elections.