Tags: Cedep

Pastor coalition wants homosexuals re-arrested

  Young Pastors Coalition of Malawi (YPCM) has asked government to re-arrest alleged homosexuals who were recently freed. The pastors’ grouping said homosexuals’ rights should not be given room in Malawi; hence, the need to re-arrest gays that were released last month. But Centre for Development of People (Cedep) executive director Gift Trapence on Sunday…

Malawi CSOs raise rights concerns at UN

Malawi Civil society organisations (CSOs) on Monday met the United Nations Human Rights Committee to provide an alternative position on the human rights situation in Malawi, mainly focusing on the discrimination of sexual minorities. During the meeting, Centre for the Development of People (Cedep) executive director Gift Trapence pleaded with the committee to impress on the Malawi Government to…

Candidates missed out on child protection—Cedep

Centre for the Development of People (Cedep) has said the second presidential debate failed to live to people’s expectations as some of responses coming from the presidential candidates raised more questions to the electorate whether they are indeed prepared for presidency. According to Cedep executive director Gift Trapence, most of the presidential candidates felt short…

Cedep, CHRR criticise presidential debate absentees

Centre for Development of People (Cedep) and Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) have condemned presidential candidates who did not show up at the Tuesday’s first presidential debate in Lilongwe. According to Cedep executive director Gift Trapence, they are disappointed with those two major political parties that failed to attend what he described as…

Kamuzu Chibambo tears into donors

People’s Transformation Party (Petra) presidential candidate on May 20, Kamuzu Chibambo has expressed concern that some donors have denied him and his party’s candidates funding due to their stand against homosexuality. This concern, he said, was presented to the Public Affairs Committee (PAC), a grouping of religious organisations in Malawi during a meeting with the…