Malawian NGO scoops regional award

Published: November 27, 2010

Centre for Development of People (CEDEP) – a local NGO that looks after the interests of minority groups like prisoners, sexual minorities  and other marginalized groups– has been decorated with a regional HIV and Human Rights Award, Nyasa Times has learnt.

CEDEP) was awarded the 2010 AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) HIV, TB and Human Rights award at a ceremony hosted at Lakes Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa.

ARASA is a partnership of over 50   civil society organisations working together to promote a human rights based response to HIV and TB in the SADC region.

“This award will rejuvenate the morale of the organisation and our target groups. It is certain to raise the profile of our organisation and raise the awareness of the rights and access to health issues affecting minority groups in Malawi,” said Wiseman Chibwezo, Programmes Manager of CEDEP.

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