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PRESS RELEASE:

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: A review of human rights and governance in 2017

Introduction
More than three years have now passed since the current president, Professor Peter Mutharika, and his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), assumed leadership of the country.

A CALL ON MEC TO CONTINUE DEMONTRATING MATURITY AND PRESERSE THE WILL OF    MALAWIANS THROUGH ELECTIONS RESULTS FREE OF IRREGULARITIES

The Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) and Centre for Development of People (CEDEP) have followed with keen interest events surrounding the tripartite elections vote count process as well as misgivings from various stakeholders, including some contestants. It’s on recorded that even Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has admitted to some of the hiccups dogging the counting stage of the elections. Thus, some quarters including the State President Joyce Banda of Peoples Party (PP) have called for nullification of the outcomes; whereas United Democratic Front (UDF) torch bearer Atupele Muluzi recently went to town on MEC, asking the body’s chairperson to step down.


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.