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Graça Machel, one of the world’s leading advocates for women’s and children’s rights who, for decades, has fought for social and economic justice on the continent of Africa and beyond, will receive a “Diamonds Do Good” Award from the Diamond Empowerment Fund on June 4.


After establishing the Graça Machel Trust in 2010 as a Pan-African advocacy organization that focuses on child health and nutrition, education, women’s economic empowerment, leadership and good governance, Machel began a campaign to ensure that the voices of women would be heard in the media. Machel’s “Women in Media Network” (WIMN) is comprised of 34 experienced journalists from 15 countries across Africa who focus on challenging the current misperceptions about Africa’s women and children and how they’re portrayed in the press.



The survey shows that 26 per cent of children are from poor households, and are thus deprived of basic needs like health, education and sanitation in what the report refers to as "multidimensional poverty.

The underlying causes of malnutrition are complex and need to take into account a range of economic and social risks that govern access to food, for example unstable rural livelihoods.


A new global Childhood Index and report has ranked Malawi as one the worst countries for one to have a safe, secure and health childhood in.

Released by Save the Children in Lilongwe on Thursday, ranks Malawi at 149 out of 172 countries. It focuses on eight of life changing events that signal the end of a full and complete childhood.