Esther Jailosi Jolobala
Esther Jailosi Jolobala is the seventh child in a family of eleven, born in one of Malawi’s poorest villages. She is the area’s first female Member of Parliament, elected in 2014 after 50 years of independence. Esther is in her second term as a member of Parliament. She is a Christian who represents a predominantly Muslim region. Esther has made significant contributions to the fight against the killings and kidnappings of people with albinism, which led to her nomination as an ambassador for people with albinism in 2016. Her desire to remain in politics stems from deep within her, and she pursues it as a job because no one asks her to.
She has fought and continues to fight various struggles to reclaim her political space. Esther works as a national campaign director for her party. Some of her constituents refer to her as a HELPER and a role model. Esther would like to see more women and young people asserting their rights in politics and other arenas.
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