Malawi: Mhrc Urges Malawi Govt to Integrate Human Rights in Recovery Efforts From Covid-19

Malawi’s Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has urged government and other stakeholders to ensure that human rights remain central in all recovery efforts from Covid-19 as Malawi joins the rest of the world tomorrow in commemoration of International Human Rights Day.

MHRC held a news onference on Tuesday in Mzuzu with the objective of updating the public on the preparations of 10th December international Human Rights Day and also share their reflections on the country’s performance on human rights in 2020 in relation to this year’s international Human Rights Day theme: “Recover better-stand up for human rights”.

This year’s commemoration of international Human Rights Day shall be held in Rumphi (Bumba Primary School) at an event that shall be graced by the Vice President of Republic of Malawi Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima.

MHRC is leading the people of Malawi in commemorating this day, and has partnered with both state and non-state actors on all activities leading to the commemoration of this day.

Speaking to journalists in Mzuzu, the Chairperson of MHRC Rev. Patrick Semphere said that the international Human Rights Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders in the country to take stock on the gains, losses and opportunities so far registered in the respect, promotion and protection of human rights for all.

“This evening, we have this press briefing to assure the nation that Malawi will this year commemorate the international Human Rights Day on 10 December, and to provide more information about the theme of the Commemoration. This year’s theme relates to Covid-19 pandemic by focusing on the need to build back better by ensuring human rights are central to recovery efforts.