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Civil Society Organisations Release Joint Statement Against Crackdowns in Freedom of Expression and the Press in Malawi

On 2 May 2022, and in commemoration of World Freedom Press Day, Civil Society Organisations from Malawi released a joint statement expressing their concerns over rising incidents of police surveillance, interception of private conversations, and the crackdown on freedoms of expression and the press in Malawi. The organisations expressed their…
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MALAWI NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TO SUPPORT THE DECRIMINALISATION OF CONSENSUAL SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ADOLESCENTs

1 April 2022, Malawi  We applaud the parliament for considering the plight of the Malawian boy child. CHREAA has seen a lot of young boys being incarcerated for indulging in consensual and non-exploitative sexual relations with their female peers. CHREAA will always be against any kind of sexual exploitation of…
Thabo Buthelezi
1 Apr 2022
Children's RightsMalawiNewsSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

MEDIA ADVISORY: CHALLENGE TO USE OF DEFILEMENT OFFENCES AGAINST ADOLESCENTS ENGAGED IN CONSENSUAL SEX IN MALAWI

Blantyre, 14 January 2022 – On 15 January 2022, the Malawi High Court sitting as a Constitutional Court will hear an application made by two minors AJ and TS who are challenging the constitutionality of the offence of defilement where it applies to consensual and non-exploitative sexual relationships between adolescent…
Staff Writer
14 Feb 2022
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Ending impunity for police officers who commit sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Malawi

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV),  inflicts harm on women and girls and is a severe violation of bodily integrity and autonomy, especially when perpetrated by persons in positions of authority, such as Police officers.  As we commemorate the Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women and embark on 16 days…
Staff Writer
30 Nov 2021
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News Release: Malawi Constitutional Court to hear challenge to use of defilement offence against adolescents engaging in consensual sex

Blantyre, 29 October 2021 - The Chief Justice, Honourable Justice A.K.C. Nyirenda has certified as a constitutional matter, the case of AJ v State, in which a 15-year old boy was charged with the offence of defilement for having a consensual sexual relationship with a 13 year old girl. The…
Staff Writer
29 Oct 2021