CHREEA is a nonprofit human rights advocacy organization. We campaign across several issue areas relevant to human rights in Malawi, including prisoners’ rights, the protection of sex workers from abuse, and police accountability. Welcome to CHREEA’s blog; we invite you to explore our archives, as well as our present work.
Since last week, staff and volunteers from CHREAA have been traveling across the Southern Region of Malawi, educating prisoners on how to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming tripartite elections on May 21. So far we have visited prisons in locations including Chichiri in Blantyre, Thyolo, Makande, Chikwawa, Zomba, Mangochi and Domasi. We … Continue reading CHREAA embarks on Civic Education Drive across the Southern Region
CHREAA is implementing a project which is aimed at raising awareness on the TB related risks being faced by prisoners and increase advocacy for TB screening and quality health services in prisons with funding from the Aids Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA). On the 5th of June 2018 CHREAA started the opening campaign for the … Continue reading Opening campaign on screening, prevention and control of Tuberculosis (TB) in Chikwawa Prison
Currently, children are in detention at Bvumbwe and Kachere Prisons either on remand or for serving sentences. This is against the Constitution and the Child Care, Protection and Justice Act. Therefore, on May 3rd of 2018, the High Court of Malawi heard an application seeking for it to review the propriety of the orders for … Continue reading Final Judgment on the case of children in detention at Bvumbwe and Kachere Prisons