Church and Society Programme seeks to contribute to the creation of a vibrant and God fearing society that upholds the fundamental principles of human rights, good governance, co-existence and democracy.
(b) To provide a forum for lobbying and advocacy for or against policies or laws that consistent or inconsistent with individual or collective rights;
(c) To initiate and carry out operational research alone or in partnership with others on human rights, governance, democracy and peace building;
(d) To promote networking and information sharing among different stakeholders on issues of human rights, governance, democracy and peace building.
Programmes & Projects
Church and Society conducts seminars, workshops and structured short courses in order to mainstream and develop skills in human rights, good governance and democracy for local communities.2. Research & Monitoring
Church and Society conducts research on human rights, democracy, governance and conflict.3. Peace Building
Church and Society provides training on conflict prevention and management through its Paralegal section.4. Economic Governance
As a host to the Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN), Church and Society runs economic governance projects like Budget Tracking.
Facts & Figures
(f) Human Rights and HIV/AIDS Project which goal is to reduce the prevalence and impact of HIV/AIDS among vulnerable groups (women & girls) by addressing underlying causes. This is a joint project with a sister department, CCAP Health.
(g) Anti Corruption Project which goal was to contribute to the creation of an enabling environment where people enjoy their rights through proper use and accountability of public resources by those in authority. It ran from 2005 till 2006.
(h) Decentralisation and Local Governance Project that ran in 2006 and 2007.
(i) Networking through membership to different national and regional bodies like the following:
– Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN)
– Malawi Electoral Support Network (MESN)
– Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC) and
– Civil Society Coalition of the Review of the Constitution
– SADC Civil Rights Network
2. Scale up organisation to meet demand in catchment area
3. Reduce staff turnover by improving Conditions of Service and introducing a staff training & development programme
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