This report was prompted by Malawian civil society organisations’ perception that there is a lack of will on the part of police and prosecution to investigate and prosecute cases related to sexual violence committed against women and girls living with disabilities. The researchers interviewed civil society organisations, police and prosecutors to form a preliminary analysis of the attrition of sexual offence cases in the criminal justice system. The report makes various recommendations to improve the criminal justice system’s response to sexual violence and to increase access to justice for women and girls with disabilities.
TOWARDS SECURING CHILDREN’S RIGHTS TO BIRTH REGISTRATION IN ZIMBABWE!
‘Those who espouse children’s rights have a vision of a better world for children and through this a better world for all.’ Michael Freeman Introduction Are the provisions in the Constitution of Zimbabwe, 2013 (the Zimbabwean Constitution) which give effect to prompt provision of birth certificates to children mere cosmetic…
Staff Writer18 Oct 2021
Children's RightsMalawiNewsSexual and Reproductive Health Rights
News Release: Malawi High Court awards damages for unlawful detention of pregnant learners
On 28 September 2021, the High Court of Malawi, sitting at Mzuzu, in the case of ON and Others v Attorney General awarded damages for false imprisonment against the state in a case where a First Grade Magistrate had imposed fines on learners and their parents for the learners’ pregnancy,…
Staff Writer6 Oct 2021
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Malawi’s obligation to enact the Termination of Pregnancy Bill
In February 2021, Malawi was due to debate the Termination of Pregnancy Bill in Parliament. The Bill had finally been tabled after years of advocacy and various forms of resistance. There had been much debate over the Bill and what it represents, characterised by rabid resistance from some mainly religious…
Tambudzai Gonese27 Sep 2021