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...

‘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...

119 Child Soldiers Released In South Sudan

Nearly 120 children were released from an armed group in South Sudan on Monday, bringing the total number of children released to 3 100. The...

Tough times ahead as donor partners freeze aid

Malawi’s donor partners under the Common Approach to Budgetary Support (CABS) have frozen direct budgetary support with immediate effect in light of the Cashgate...

Activist to obtain an injunction against MEC

Lilongwe based activist, Billy Mayaya, has hinted that he is planning to obtain an injunction against the Malawi Electoral Commission as to force the...

CHRR QUESTION POLICE ON THE SHOOTING OF A 16 YEAR OLD...

The centre for human rights and rehabilitation (CHRR) has said there is need for police to provide comprehensive information on how a 16 year...

Concerned Citizens petition govt over suspension of homosexuality laws

We, the Concerned Citizens of Malawi, would like to express our concern over the government’s stifling of debate over the issue of Homosexuality...

Malawi revives debate on gay rights

By selling the presidential jet and getting rid of 60 limousines driven by high-ranking officials, Joyce Banda, Malawi's new president, is making waves. But...

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...

Malawian human rights defender Rafiq Hazat short listed for 2012 Front...

Rafiq Hajat, Director of the Institute for Policy Interaction (IPI), is one of the leading human rights defenders in Malawi where the Government...

Malawians refuse to recognize Commercial sex workers’ rights

In Malawi if not entire Africa, a  woman is defined by marriage, the kids  and responsibilities- own in family, that is why sex workers...

Mothers hide incest cases, Father to daughters’ relationship: HIV man ...

While it is no longer news that sugar daddies are on the increase, father to daughters’ sexual relationship is a new phenomenon that is...

“I’ve stopped fighting JB,” says Seodi the activist.

Gender and human rights activist has today, October 29, taken to Facebook to announce that she has finally quit fighting President Joyce Banda and...

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...

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...

YONECO Orients Chikwawa Chiefs on Gender Related Laws

Chiefs from the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Kasisi in Chikwawa district have applauded YONECO for the orienting session on Gender-Related laws which the...

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,...

SADC gender protocol 2012 barometer for Malawi

The swearing in of Joyce Banda as the first female president of Malawi in April 2012 has been a major boost for gender...