Mutharika urged to protect sexual minorities in Malawi

Malawi government has been urged  by three renowned international human rights organisations to protect sexual minorities.

“Malawi should take decisive steps to end discrimination and protect sexual minorities,” urged . Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and  the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.

Mutharika: Urged to protect rights
Mutharika: Urged to protect rights

The made the call ahead of the just-ended 34th Summit of Heads of State and Government of Southern African Development Community (Sadc) in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

The groups also asked Malawi to “ensure gender equality and the protection of women’s rights in all spheres of society.”

International regional groups asked President Peter Mutharika  to ensure that people who “practises same-sex relationships” shouldnot be discriminated and  abused after they named Malawi among five southern Africa nations with poor human rights record .

The other four countries named are Angola, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The  three human rights organisations therefore  urged Sadc leaders to demand the Mutharika administration to continue on its democratisation and promotion of human rights’ path by ensuring that all human rights instruments are included in the domestic laws as part of efforts to improve people’s lives.

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