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The Institute of Integrated Women Development (IIWD )

Within this social environment the Institute for Integrated Woman Development  (IIWD) was established in Karonga in the year 2006 with the aim to:


All projects carried out by the IIW within the last 10 years were oriented on these goals without exception.













50 years ago the population of Malawi was about 4 million poeple. In 2015 already 17,5 million were living in Malaiw. At the actual population growing rate of ca. 3 % the population of Malawi will grow up to 40 million people until 2040.

Malawi is one of the poorest countries worldwide and one of the fastest population growing countries in Africa with a growth rate of ca. 3 %. The rate of maternal death and infant mortality are high, often due to the young age of the women. The HIV infection  rate is about 10% in adult population.

This applies in particular to the district of Karonga some 600 km north of the Malawi capital Lilongwe. Due to the patriarchal culture of the tribes of Tumbuka and Nkhonde  women have nearly no self-determination concerning their sexuality and family planning. They still suffer from old customs  and traditions like widow inheritance , bridal inheritance and forced early marriages. Early marriages lead to a high rate of drop-out from both primary and secondary schools, the rate of maternal deaths is high due to under-aged mothers and frequent births.

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Comparison of Indicators

Status: 2013/2014    

Malawi

Germany

population in Mio.

16,8

80,9

GNI per capita in US $

250

47650

anticipated average life time

58

81

birthrate per 1000 people

38

8

birthrate per woman

5

1

population growth rate

2,9

0

infant mortality

per 1000 births

67

3,5

Maternal death

per 100.000 births

500

7

HIV infection rate

10

0,2

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