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Centre for Human Rights, Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA)

Blantyre, Malawi
Joined November 2017

CHREAA work in Malawi, CHREAA provides paralegal services to vulnerable groups in both formal and informal sector

Presence in: Malawi
Focus: Access to Information, Criminal Justice, Family, Gender-based violence, Health, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights

To promote and protect human rights by assisting vulnerable and marginalised people in Malawi to access justice through civic education, advocacy, legal advice and assistance.

People Associated With This Organization

Kondwani Banda

Malawi  
Centre for Human Rights, Education,...
Joined May 2018
Interests: Generalist Legal Services
Kondwani Banda is a projector coordinator and a paralegal officer for Sex Workers project at Center for Human Rights, Advice and Assistance and he has been working with CHREAA for three years and he is experienced in the field of a Paralegal. His day to day work involves in promoting Access to Justice like going to prisons, police cells and courts through paralegal aid clinics, advising and also he does lots of advocacy, awareness and he also conduct lots of community sensitization, he is also involved in legal empowerment at the same time he does legal literacy. He is a human rights defender and very in love with his line of work. He is a holder of Associate Degree in Legal Studies and a Graduate Diploma in the same and currently in the final year or fourth year student doing Bachelor Degree in Business Administration at Malawi Institute of Management (MIM). Currently he lives in Blantyre, Malawi and he can be contacted on godskho22@gmail.com.

Siphiwe Malihera

Malawi  
Centre for Human Rights, Education,...
Joined November 2018
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance
Siphiwe Malihera is the Head of Paralegal Programmes and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for Centre for Human Rights Education Advice and Assistance (CHREAA), a local human rights organisation located in Malawi in the Southern of Africa. CHREAA works to promote and protect human rights by assisting the vulnerable and marginalised people in Malawi to access justice through civic education, advocacy, legal advice and assistance.

He holds a Bachelor of Social Science, advanced diploma in Project Management, certificates in Public Policy, Governance and Leadership, Civil and Criminal Law, Information Technology and Management.

As a seasoned paralegal and a human rights defender, Siphiwe has facilitated releases of over 6500 poor and vulnerable prisoners.

Through the network, Siphiwe looks forward to interact with many of the paralegals and human rights defenders available on the work on how best they are serving poor people in their countries mainly on issues of access to justice.

Victor Mhango

Malawi  
Centre for Human Rights, Education,...
Joined November 2017
Interests: Criminal Justice
Victor Chagunyuka Mhango is a Paralegal and a Child and Youth Worker by profession.He started Human Rights activism in 2000, he is a founder of the Centre for Human Rights Education Advice and Assistance (CHREAA). He is a leading Prisoners’ Rights Activist and a strong advocate for human Rights for Sex Workers in Malawi. He has been working with the Malawi Criminal Justice system in Malawi through the provision of Paralegal Services at Court, Prison and Police. He is currently spearheading the campaign to decriminalize the vagrancy laws in Malawi
Victor Mhango is the network champion (main point of contact) for Centre for Human Rights, Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA).

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