Malawi opposition attacks plans to decriminalize gay sex

The Malawian Opposition has attacked plans by President Joyce Banda to decriminalize sex between men, warning that it might lead to same-sex marriage...

Malawi rejects 44 UN recommended laws

Out of the 127 UN recommendations on Human Rights, Malawi has rejected 44 including abolition of laws criminalizing same sex marriages, abolition of the...

JB appoints new Malawi Human Rights Commissioners

President Joyce Banda has appointed new commissioners for the Malawi Human Rights Commission MHRC, three months after the expiry of contracts of formers...

Africa’s Anti-Gay Laws: A Look At Uganda, Malawi And More

-- In December 2011, President Barack Obama signed a memorandum instructing federal agencies to promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people...

Seodi, Jessie Kabwila statement

From December 2012 to August 2013, we were part of the organising team of the National Gender Conference which has just taken place at...

WOMAN REFUSES TO MURDER CHILD FOR RICHES

A woman in Rumphi has escaped her marriage after her husband demanded that they sacrifice their nine-year month baby for riches. The woman, Elizabeth Munthali,...

Legalise Chamba, not homosexuality

The Malawian Rasta community on Wednesday, September 11, delivered a petition to government demanding that Chamba (marijuana) be legalized while at the same time...

TEACHERS STORM LL MEC OFFICES DEMANDING THEIR MAY 20 POLLS ALLOWANCES

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) in Malawi Capital Lilongwe yesterday was stormed by some angry teachers who were demanding their May 20 polls allowances. It’s...

How the law has failed to protect Malawi’s children

Patrick Martin, 14, and his brother Mayeso, 15, are safely home for the moment with their mother and other siblings in Kasonya village,...

MALAWI GOVERNMENT APPEARS BEFORE THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITEE IN GENEVA...

Malawi Government is appearing before the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva, Switzerland for a second day today. Malawi is expected to respond...

Democracy will not advance if we relax

The advent of multiparty democracy about 20 years ago brought new challenges like finding ways of sustaining democracy to avoid backsliding into the...

CHRR AND Cedep CALL FOR A THOROUGH AND EXPEDITIOUS INVESTIGATION ON...

Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) and the Centre for Development of People (Cedep) have demanded smooth investigations into the controversy surrounding the...

Malawi president to improve human rights and political governance

Malawi President Joyce Banda on Monday said her government is committed to improving human rights and political governance in the country. Banda was speaking...

Former President Joyce Banda leads the fight for gender equality

After an election defeat and a nearly seven-week trip to the US, Malawi’s former head of state Joyce Banda heads home this weekend. Passing through...

CHIPANI CHA DPP CHALEMBA KALATA YODANDAULA KU POLICE PA NKHANZA AKHALA...

The Inspector General Malawi Police Headquarters Lilongwe. Dear Sir, UNWARRANTED HARASSMENT OF THE DEMOCRATIC PROGRESSIVE PARTY (DPP) BY THE POLICE I wish to write you about the increasing...

UN hails Malawi over Sudan’s Al Bashir

The visiting United Nations Deputy Human Rights High Commissioner Kyung-wha Kang has commended Malawi for its stance on Sudanese President Omar al Bashir,...

Stop giving handouts to the disabled – MACOHA

The Malawi Council for the Handicapped (MACOHA) has expressed sadness at the continued tendency of giving handouts to persons with disabilities saying it...

Government is monitoring comments on social media – warns minister

Malawi’s freedom of speech might be under threat if the remarks made by the People’s Party director of Political affairs who is also the...