Talimba Bandawe


Talimba Bandawe 2018 120x160Talimba is a sexual rights advocate with nine years of experience working on sexual reproductive health and rights programs.  Before joining Girl Effect Malawi as Senior Gender and Safeguarding Manager, she was working as a National Program Coordinator for a sexual and reproductive health and rights program that targets young people between the ages of 10-24 with sexuality information, access to services and advocacy towards an enabling environment in order to allow them to realize their sexual rights. Talimba is an alumnus of  Women Deliver’s Young Leaders Program. This is an international fellowship offered to young people who are working to advance the health, rights and well-being of girls and women. Talimba is a 2016 World Contraception Day Ambassador and was granted $5,000 seed grant which was used to implement a project on improved access and uptake of female condoms among young people aged 15-24. Recently she was also awarded with another seed grant by Women Deliver and she is implementing a project will aim at influencing the Ministry of Health to address the barriers that exist in the provision and access to HIV and SRH services for young people in Malawi between the ages of 15-24.