Malawi Council for the Handicapped (MACOHA)

MACOHA, a Malawian governmental agency, are at the forefront of work to help men and women with disabilities to be more independent, self-sufficient, and recognized as equals within Malawian society; receiving the same educational and other opportunities that exist for able-bodied people. As well as lobbying for these rights and helping families access disability and educational  aids, they also have vocational training centres. GCT worked with MACOHA from 2008-2011 to extend their vocational training programme to Dowa district, a rural governmental target area.

Civil Society Coalition for Quality Basic Education

Formed in July 2000, the CSCQBE is a coalition of diverse independent and voluntary organizations (non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, trade unions, religious based organizations, institutions dealing with disadvantaged or marginalized groups, private schools association, and youth organizations among others), each having their own activities and constituencies but united in the common pursuit of the right to quality basic education in Malawi. To date, the coalition has 75 members and 28 district education networks which are spread across the country.

Centre for Human Rights Education Advice Assistance (CHREAA)

CHREAA the Centre for Human Rights Education Advice Assistance, has been working within the criminal justice system since 2000, and has been has been our partner in the sex work portfolio for Malawi for the past two years. CHREEA seeks to contribute to the Promotion and protection of the rights of sex workers by ensuring that they have access to justice, in the areas of Blantyre, Chilobwe, Chilomoni, Ndirande, Bangwe, Mannase, Kachere, Makhetha and South Lunzu.

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi

Since its establishment in 1996, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi has implemented a number of projects, with funding from local and international partners, focusing on various fields, including elections, law review, economics, health and environment.

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Malawi and South Africa: A tale of two elections

As President Jacob Zuma was being inaugurated as South Africa’s president for a second and final term, his Malawian counterpart, President Joyce Banda was annulling the just held elections.  She cited section 82 (2) of the constitution that provides that the president shall provide executive leadership in the interests of national unity and ordered fresh elections in the next 90 days.


Pre-trial custody time limits in Malawi

Many pre-trial detainees in Malawi will spend months or even years in detention – without being tried or found guilty. An audti of pre-trial detainees in Malawi, which was undertaken by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) in 2011, revealed a number of systemic procedural and structural problems in the criminal justice system that contribute to this situation.

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Women and Law in Southern Africa Research and Educational Trust - Malawi

WLSA-Malawi is the only organization in Malawi that champions an approach to law reform, which considers the intersection between women's rights, gender equality and the law.

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