Malawi Takes Bold Move and Suspends Anti-Gay Laws
The government has suspended laws criminalising same-sex relationships and police have been ordered not to arrest or prosecute homosexuals until parliament has debated the issue.
Displaying the rainbow flag of gay rights activists: Malawi's anti-gay laws punish consensual same-sex conduct with prison sentences of up to 14 years for men and 5 years for women.
Human Rights Watch, 6 November 2012
The Malawian government's decision to suspend enforcement of laws that criminalize consensual same-sex conduct is the right thing to do, and should serve as an inspiration to other... read more »
Malawi: Will Banda Fight for Gay Rights?
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 2 October 2012
One of the earliest indications that Joyce Banda was going to be a very different president from her predecessor, Bingu wa Mutharika, was her suggestion - soon after coming to... read more »
Africa Renewal, 25 June 2012
By selling the presidential jet and getting rid of 60 limousines driven by high-ranking officials, Joyce Banda, Malawi's new president, is making waves.read more »
Malawi: Nation's Homophobic Challenges
Gender Links, 6 June 2012
Only when a gay couple, Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza, decided to come out in the open and become engaged in December 2009 did a blanket of silence lift from Malawi... read more »
UN News Service, 29 May 2010
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon lauded the "courageous" decision announced on Saturday by the leader of Malawi to pardon a gay couple recently sentenced to 14 years in prison,... read more »
Malawi: Country Not Safe for Homosexuals
Inter Press Service, 13 March 2010
Malawi is quickly becoming unsafe for homosexuals as the country's police service recently launched a campaign to hunt down and arrest prominent people who are suspected of being... read more »