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MHRC GOES OUT FOR GENDER EQUALITY ACT AWARENESS MEETINGS WITH D.E.C. MEMBERS

The Malawi Human Rights Commission through its Gender and Women Rights Directorate with funding from UNFPA has embarked on awareness meetings with members of various District Executive Committees (DEC) on the recently enacted Gender Equality Act (2013). The meetings which will be held in all districts in Malawi aims at keeping key stakeholders at a district level aware of the provisions in the Act which safegurds equality in social life. The meetings have so far being held in all districts in the Northern Region, districts of Kasungu, Ntchisi, Nkhotakota, Ntheu and is expected to be conducted in Neno and other districts in the Southern Region. ....Read More. 23/02/2015

MHRC PRESENTS ELECTIONS MONITORING REPORT TO LEGAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE OF PARLIAMENT


A delegation of MHRC Commissioners and secretariat staff presented the 2014 tripartite elections to the Parliamentary Committee on legal affairs.
The Chairperson of Malawi Human Rights Commission Ambassador Sophie Kalinde stated that commission monitored all the three stages of the elections. The commission monitored the pre-election phase, election phase and post-election phase. Kalinde touched on some of the findings and observations and recommendation.. . ....Read More 26/01/2015

MHRC HOLDS MENTAL HEALTH EVALUATION SEMINAR


The Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) held a two-day seminar on mental health evaluations in preparation for a large scale resentencing project, which will see over 190 individuals resentenced after their mandatory death sentences were deemed unconstitutional.The prisoners became entitled to be resentenced in 2007 when the Constitutional Court ruled the mandatory death penalty unconstitutional on the grounds that it was inhuman and degrading punishment and that it denied the accused the right to a fair trial.....Read More. 26/01/2015

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


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