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CRIDOC PRESS RELEASES

On this page, we list press releases (statements) issued by Child Rights Information and Documentation Centre (CRIDOC) on various issues that affect children and young people in Malawi, beginning with the most recent ones on top. If you want to continue reading more CRIDOC press releases, please click more now, or below this page. If you want to read press releases issued by our partners, please click next at the far bottom of this page or on the left frame. Partners may also post their press release(s) on the partners' page.
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CRIDOC Warns of Children's Rights Violations in Police Cells & Prisons  FEDOMA, CRIDOC Appeal to Government to Table the Disability Bill  
16 February 2012
CRIDOC is cautioned prison authorities and other relevant stakeholders of a looming national
catastrophe of a wide range of heinous abuses and exploitation of the incarcerated minor
offenders if the judiciary strike continued unabated and the relevant authorities did not take decisive measures to prevent and mitigate the dreadful situation.

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13 February 2012
FEDOMA & CRIDOC appealed to Members of Parliament to take advantage of the February sitting of Parliament to table, deliberate, and pass the long-awaited “Equalisation of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities Bill.” The two organisations expressed concern that those with the authority of pushing and tabling the Bill in Parliament did not seem to be interested.

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Statement on Children’s Street Terror in Malawi’s Two Major Cities    CRIDOC Calls Upon Parliamentarians to Increase Investment for Children
26 December 2011
CRIDOC expressed concern over the horrifying situation of children living in the street who had been reported as posing a security threat to society in the Malawi’s major cities of Lilongwe and Blantyre, but defended  their situation saying “street kids are usually victims and not perpetrators of violence” and their general welfare had been declining in the recent years.

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16 June 2011
CCRIDOC joined the global civil society movement in commemorating the International Day of the African Child with a renewed call for increased investment in children. In particular, CRIDOC called upon  Members of Parliament (MPs) to put children first at the centre of the overall development agenda especially at the time when the Malawi Parliament was deliberating the seemingly experimental “zero-deficit” national budget.

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