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Malawi Human Rights Resource Centre (MHRRC)

BOX 891; Area 9 Plot No. 9/190

Contact person: Emma Kaliya

+265 1 752 629
+265 1 751 390


  • Aid for developing countries
  • Human rights
  • Women's policy
  • Volunteers are welcome.

About us

The Malawi Human Rights Resource Cen¬tre (MHRRC) is a local Non- Governmen¬tal, not for profit organization. We were established in September 1997 with the overall objective of promoting and strengthening the culture of human rights in Malawi. We work with civil soci-ety organizations to effectively support the developing democracy which was adopted in Malawi in 1993.

A prosperous and just society where human rights are equally respected and enjoyed by all

To promote a sustainable human rights culture in Malawi and the SADC region by working with civil society organizations and other institutions through capacity building, resource provision, networking and research

• GBV Programme on Community Mobilization on the Twin Pandemic of gender based violence and HIV and AIDS: An advocacy for social justice
• Men for Gender Equality Now (MEGEN): A project to enlist more men to help fight against gender based violence and inequalities that are rampant in communities
• Gender and Women Empowerment (GEWE) in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare in four traditional authorities: two in Chitipa and other two in Dowa.
• Service Charter: A project on Setting Standards for Public Services - A linking and learning project for the promotion of accountability, transparency and responsiveness of duty-bearers
• Sexual and Reproductive Health Project on testing feasibility of police provision of emergency contraception to survivors of rape and sexual assault in Malawi
• Tilitonse Project: Capacity building for a professional and accountable Malawi police service. The project is being implemented in Dowa, Lilongwe, Dedza, Ntcheu,

• The MHRRC Library: MHRRC operates a library which contains the largest collection of human rights and gender materials in the country. The library is primarily intended for use by NGOs, other civil society organizations, lawyers, academics and the general public. The library is an integral part of the MHRRC
• MHRRC has produced and published a series of Publications on Gender and HIV and AIDS including training manuals.
• MHRRC is currently finalizing a human rights training manual and a human rights source book for the Malawi police.
• MHRRC has also been producing and publishing the following regular periodicals - Hope Magazine (on human rights) ARISE Newsletter (on Gender Based Violence - GBV) and Breaking the Silence (and the Chichewa translation - Ululani) - a cartoon strip on GB

Emma Kaliya is the Programmes Manager at the Malawi Human Rights Resource Cen¬tre (MHRRC).

For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.