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Malawi Research Report: ‘We get traumatised in different ways’

In February 2020, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre and Nyasa Rainbow Alliance held a consultation with individuals who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) in Blantyre, Malawi. At this consultation, community members shared their lived experiences and identified numerous instances of discrimination and social exclusion related to their…
Anneke Meerkotter
Nov 10, 2020
Health RightsMalawiResearch Reports & Policy BriefsResources

Linking Climate, Gender and HIV Justice: A Preliminary Report on Access to HIV Treatment and Care for People Living on Lake Chilwa Islands, Malawi

This is a preliminary report on barriers to access to HIV treatment and care experienced by communities living in and around the Lake Chilwa area in Malawi. A fact-finding mission was undertaken in August 2018 by the Coalition of Woman Living with HIV/AIDS in Malawi (COWLHA) and the Gender and…
Annabel Raw
Jun 3, 2019
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationMalawiNews

Malawi: The Internet Should Stay On to Help Ensure a Free and Fair Election in Malawi

Over the weekend, Director General of the Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA), Godfrey Itaye, called a meeting in Blantyre to take place at 17h30 on Saturday, 18 May 2019.  The meeting’s pressing action item: discussing the government’s attempt to shutdown access to phones, WhatsApp, and other social media sites during…
Staff Writer
May 21, 2019
Articles and OpinionsFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationMalawiMozambiqueNews

The Internet Shutdowns Cast Doubt on Election Integrity: Malawi and Mozambique Should Not Repeat Benin’s Mistake

By: Tyler Walton (SALC Fellow) On Sunday 28 April, starting at around midnight, people in Benin were unable to access social media sites and apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Telegram, and Viber.  The partial shutdown was followed by a complete internet shutdown on major internet service providers, including Spacetel,…
Staff Writer
May 20, 2019
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NEWS RELEASE: “OUR BODIES! OUR RIGHTS!” ACTIVISTS WELCOME THE PASSING OF THE MALAWI HIV AND AIDS (PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT) ACT

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 – Activists and civil society organisations from Malawi and across southern Africa applaud the government of Malawi for showing leadership in its HIV response and upholding human rights standards, with the recent passage of a new HIV/AIDS (Prevention and Management) Act No. 12 of 2017, which…
Staff Writer
Feb 13, 2018