Vice President to attend World Congress of Families conference


Vice President Saulos Chilima will this month be the guest of honour at the World Congress of Families (WCF) Conference in Blantyre organised by the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) and the Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM)

The conference is being organised in partnership with the African Organisation for Families (AOFF), a regional affiliate of WCF and will take place under a theme; African Family and Cultural Colonialism.

“The Guest of Honour will be the Vice President of the Republic of Malawi, Right Honourable Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima. The Chairman of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi, His Grace Thomas Luke Msusa will also be in attendance,” reads in part a statement released yesterday.


According to the statement, the targeted audience for the conference are African governments, parliamentarians, the media, lawyers, NGOs, religious leaders, traditional leaders, and educational institutions.

The conference, according to the statement, will focus on key sectors which are; education, health, and the law.

“Among the topics to be discussed during the conference include; comprehensive sexuality education, lesbian gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT), abortion, contraception and population control,” the statement reads.


On each day, after the presentation and question-and-answer session, participants will have the opportunity to attend a group discussion on one of the four key aspects of the topics discussed.

It is an ideal occasion to examine in depth the role of the family as the guardian of culture in education, health and the law.

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