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TA Mwilang’ombe has encouraged women groups to rise up and fearlessly report any case of gender based violence to the existing relevant referrals in his area if the fight against gender based violence is to bear the desirable results.

TA Mwilang’ombe said this at a training organised by Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) in partnership Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli (CISP) in Karonga district. This workshop was aimed at training the established mother groups and STAR Circle facilitators in documentation of gender based violence and best practices to reducing harmful social cultural practices that renders women and girls vulnerable.


About CHRR

Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) is a Human Rights and Governance organizations in Malawi. CHRR’s vision is of a Malawi with a vibrant culture which embraces the values of democracy, human rights and rule of law. Since its inception in 1995, CHRR has championed its work at national level, SADC level through the SADC Human Rights Defenders Network at which it sits in the board, continental level through the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights using its observer status, and at UN level through different UN mechanisms such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).  Founded in February 1995 as a non-profit making organization, CHRR got registered under the Trustees Incorporation Act of 1962.

UN/African Union: Reject ICC Withdrawal

Security Council Meeting With AU

(New York, September 22, 2016) – The African Union (AU), in advance of a meeting with the United Nations Security Council on September 23, 2016, should end consideration of a call for mass withdrawal of its members from the International Criminal Court (ICC), a group of African nongovernmental organizations and international groups with a presence in Africa said today.