Mphatso Jumbe is a passionate advocate for women’s rights, as well as a grassroots mobilizer and entrepreneur with a strong political conviction.
Mphatso created MOVE, a feminist women’s organization that investigates why young women are underrepresented in public life and hosts international and national feminist courses. In recent years, the organization has concentrated on empowering rural women.
Mphatso is one of the few women in Malawi who owns a dairy farm and is involved in village politics. So far, her political experience has been restricted to activities inside her party and participation in local development committees. Mphatso hopes to be elected to parliament in the 2024 election. Mphatso is currently working at the grassroots level to guide viable development projects with local leaders. She believes that her country can transition from a poor to a free, democratic middle-income country with the help of women like herself who believe in active citizen engagement in politics and the economy. Mphatso is passionate about women’s rights, particularly the right to economic and political participation.
Our mission and vision
The network’s mission is to support and empower political parties, organisations, networks, think tanks and individuals, to grow their support, to increase their influence on politics and implement policies of good governance when in government.
In partnership with our members and strategic partners, the network advocates for values of freedom and the individual choice of association across the continent by:
• Championing Liberal policy solutions to Africa’s challenges;
• Capacitating Liberal Democratic member parties with innovative skills, necessary to win elections and lead governments;
Providing a platform for like-minded advocates of good governance, to network and share experience, skills and ideas;
All members of the network are bound by statutory obligations affirming allegiance to ensure the freedoms and dignity of all people, through establishing political and civil rights, upholding the rule of law, supporting democratic governance based on free and fair elections with peaceful transition, ensuring religious, gender and minority rights, fighting corruption and supporting economic freedom, regional integration and free trade opportunities, like the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).