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MHRC HOLDS A PUBLIC INQUIRY ON THE STATUS OF THE REALISATION OF SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS IN MALAWI


The Malawi Human Rights Commission (the Commission), in conjunction with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), on 12 December,2014 began a series of Public Hearings on the Status of the Realisation of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Malawi.The first public hearing that was conducted in Lojwe in Kasungu focused on family planning; stigma and discrimination for the disabled.The series of Public Hearings have been organized against the background that the Malawi government has initiated several interventions on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) through laws, policies and programmes such as, the National Policy on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, 2009. This policy incorporates emerging issues in the various components of SRHR in line with both national and international recommendations which among others include basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care, community based neonatal care, cervical cancer screening, youth friendly health services etc....Read More. 16/12/2014

PRESIDENT ARTHUR PETER MUNTHARIKA JOINS THE MALAWI NATION IN COMMEMORATING THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY


President of the Republic of Malawi Hias Exellency Professor Arthur Peter Muntharika joined the Malawi Nation in commemorating the 2014 International Hiuman Rights Day. This year Malawi commemorated the day with a conference organised by the Malawi Human Rights Commission at Umodzi Park in Lilongwe. President Muntharika officiary opened the Conference at Bingu International Conference Centre Hall. The theme for this year's Human Rights Day in Malawi was :Human Rights, Responsibilities and Accountability: Holding Duty Bearers answerable. ....Read More. 11/12/2014

A STRATEGY TO END SEXUAL VIOLENCE LAUNCHED


As Malawi is witnessing an increase in sexual violence cases, a multi-sectoral approach strategy to culb the problem has been launched. The lauching which was precided over by the Minister of Gender, Disability, Children and Social Welfare Honarable Patricia Kaliati (MP) was held at Umodzi Park in Lilongwe on 10th December 2014. The launching was part of the Conference on human rights issues which was being conducted on the day as part of the 2014 International Human Rights Day.Some of the organisations to lead the implementation of the strategy are : Action Aid which will also act as a Sectertariat, the Malawi Human Rights Commission, Malawi Police Service, NGO Gender Cordinating Network and the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare.

A PANEL DISCUSSION ON MALAWI POLICE REFORM PROGRAMME: PROGRES, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES CONDUCTED


The Malawi Human Rights Commission with support from the United Nations Development Programme and European Union on 9th December conducted a Panel Discussion on Police Reform Programme: Progress, Challenges and opportunities. The panel discussion was held at Cross Road Hotels in Linongwe attracted pannelists from the donor community, Police, the Commission and Civil Society Organizations..Read More. 10/12/2014


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