‘Girl Rising:’ Changing The World, One Story And One Life At...

In her 1968 poem, “The Speed of Darkness,” the late American poet Muriel Rukeyser penned the line, “The universe is made of stories, not...

Khadija’s story, Malawi

Khadija is a shy 15-year-old girl living in Mangochi, a southern province in Malawi. A year ago, Khadija’s older sister agreed to sell her...

Council revamps child protection committee

Mwanza District council has revamped its Child Protection Committee by electing new office bearers to help in arresting the ever increasing cases of child...

Madonna furore: Activists caution Malawi Govt against ‘enemy action’

Malawi human rights activists have asked government to tread carefully in the way it is handling pop diva Madonna, following a strongly worded statement...

Lawyer Seodi White fights ‘widow sex’ tradition in Malawi

Lawyer and human rights activist Seodi White has long been an outspoken campaigner for gender justice in Malawi, a country where half its women...

New Malawi disability Act welcome

OVER the past few decades, many governments have introduced measures to promote a range of rights for persons with disabilities. In 2006, the UN...

Catholic priest slams human rights activities for advocating for decriminalization of...

A Catholic priest has slammed human rights activists who are advocating for decriminalization of abortion in the country saying they must remember that life...

Anti-LGBT Remarks in Malawi and Cameroon a Warning Sign as Conclave...

As speculation about a possible African pope continues in Rome, news from Malawi and Cameroon about aggressively anti-LGBT actions by Catholics reminds the global...

Media urged to sensitize people on human rights

The Malawi Human Rights Commission has challenged the media to take a leading role in sensitizing people about the state of human rights in...

Undule Mwakasungula bemoans JB’s double faced approach on gay marriages

Centre for human rights and rehabilitation(CHRR) executive director Undule Mwakasungula has condemned president Joyce Banda's decision of leaving the issue of minority rights open...

Gender Equality Bill to be tabled at the National Assembly in...

The Ministry of Gender says the Gender Equality Bill will be tabled in parliament during the next meeting of parliament scheduled for February next...

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...

Malawi Activists Say Scrapping Sodomy Laws an ‘Uphill Battle’

Despite the Malawi government’s move to suspend a law banning same-sex relationships, activists say winning a total repeal will be an “uphill battle” in...

Aunt Tiwo granted asylum in South Africa, says no regrets for...

Thrown into jail for 14 years under Malawi's anti-gay laws, Tiwonge Chimbalanga has no regrets about the marriage ceremony that became a symbol of...

Gender Coordination Network drives to empower women economically especially in land...

The Non-governmental Organisation Gender Coordination Network (NGO-GCN) says it will start engaging chiefs in its drive to empower women economically especially in land ownership. Chair...

Of Malawi’s seasoned human rights activists and politics

Malawi will never stop to amuse me. It’s hilarious how people mix everything, politics, human rights, family/personal issues and current affairs. With the current economic...

Debating homosexuality and human rights in Malawi

By Steve Sharra When Malawi’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice Ralph Kasambara announced earlier this month that police had been ordered not to...

Malawi Law Society questions legality of suspending anti-gay laws

Law Society of Malawi says moratorium is an insult to parliament and that only legislature can make such changes. Lawyers in Malawi have criticised...