March 2014

Courage and Commitment: Malawi’s President Prioritizes Women

Created by:

Chelsea Bailey



In the video above, Joyce Banda, Malawi’s first female president, shares how her personal experiences with gender inequality and domestic violence motivated her to champion women’s health and empowerment throughout her political career. Since taking office in 2012, President Banda has prioritized HIV/AIDS care, treatment, and prevention programs in Malawi. Be sure to listen to her interview from our friends at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

This women’s history month, we are spotlighting women around the world who have the courage and commitment to take a stand against HIV/AIDS. Stay tuned!