Cedep, Action Hope Malawi lobby MPs on sexual minority rights: ‘Prosper together with gays’

Centre for the Development of People (Cedep)  and Action Hope Malawi  have   asked members of parliament  to push for legislations  that she the divisive “vices against nature” that work against interest of sexual minority groups such as criminalising homosexuality.

The criminalisation and stigmatisation of men who have sex with fellow men continues to greatly impede Malawi’s HIV response.

The two organisations want discrimination against people on the basis of sexual orientation.

“Criminalisation of same -sex relationships lead to stigmatisation resulting in  men who have sex with men (MSM) being forced to remain invisible or underground,” said  Cedep’s programmes manager Rodney Chalera when he presented a report to MPs on HIV and Aids and Nutrition and the education committees of parliament.

They argued that  laws outlawing same-sex conduct contribute  to a climate of impunity against minority groups who are vulnerable to HIV and discrimination.

Chalera said such minority groups have difficulties to access health services or other social support due to societal deep-seated discrimination against such groups.

He said as the Tonse Alliance government is urging for  “prospering together”, the nation legislators need to push fir laws and policies that will protect the rights and freedoms of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people

They appealed to MPs to  eschew discrimination and embrace equality.

Cedep and Action Hope Malawi have embarked on a joint programme to reduce incidences of HIV and aids among key populations groups.

“The most affected of HIV are young people aged 15-24 years of whom are young sexual and gender minorities of school going age,” reads part of the findings of their study.

Former Minister of Education William Susuwele Banda, who was among the group of MPs attending the report dissemination meeting in Lilongwe, urged the two organisations to lobby those that are tasked with the responsibility to develop  the curriculum to come  up with comprehensive sexual education.

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Keen Observer
Keen Observer
1 month ago

Mwayambaponso zopusa zija???? Satanism sizakutherani kodi???? Why you want the land to be cursed because of useless things????? Same sex same set for what???? Is development hinged on same sex???? Why you mix the two as if they work in tandem????

Jigga
Jigga
1 month ago

Ambuye Che Trapence, zingodyani ndalama za mathanyula zomwe amakupatsanizo kachetechete.

Why don’t you fight for the majority rights of people like you who would want to have more than one wife?

Izi kuno sizinafike pogwira.

Bwana Wa Ulesi
Bwana Wa Ulesi
1 month ago

Malawians don’t deserve these kind of creatures

Ndadabwa
1 month ago

Ma gaya, ma lesibian kaya ndi nyasi zina mukuti chani ndi chimodzi-modzi ndi abortion bill. Nyasi pamaso pa Mulungu

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
1 month ago

To hell.

Mjugu
Mjugu
1 month ago

Gays or dogs in Mugabe’s term deserve nothing but discrimination. These men are unnatural

Test
Test
1 month ago

ubwino wake wankulu wa zamathanyula ali ku HDRC konko

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