Malawi Pro Bono Directory

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As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.

Center for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHHR)
P.O. Box 2340, Lilongwe, Area 47, Sector 3, Opp. Annie’s Lodge
Tel: +265 (0)1 761 700
Contact Person: Mr. Undule Mwakasungura, Executive Director

The Center for Human Rights and Rehabilitation was established in 1995 to promote respect for human rights in Malawi through education, training, research, legal assistance, advocacy, and networking. The following are the specific objectives of the Centre: to provide adequate objective, balanced and unbiased human rights information in the rural communities and among the general public; to mobilize and empower rural and urban communities to defend their rights and freedoms and demand what they are entitled to; to consciously build its internal capacity in order to effectively implement the activities.

In order to accomplish its mission statement and overall objectives CHRR conduct certain activities including: proactive human rights monitoring and reporting, public awareness programmes, community empowerment, research and documentation, training, advocacy and lobbying and litigation.


CEDEP – Centre for the Development of People

P.O. BOX 31733, Chichiri, Blantyre 3, Malawi, Tel: +265888509732
Director: Gift Trapence
Email: or
Administrative contact: Dunker Kamba

Centre for the Development of People (CEDEP) is a registered human rights organisation under the Trustees Incorporation Act of 1962. The organization was established in order to address the needs and challenges of minority groups in Malawi in the context of human rights, health and social development. Such minority groups are LGBT people, Prisoners, Sex workers, Street Children and any other such minority groups whose rights are often neglected.

The main goal of CEDEP is to create a legally and socially accepting environment where minority groups have an improved livelihood. The organization objectives are; to advance the human rights of minority groups through advocacy and lobbying, to promote human rights and health of minority groups through civic education, training, capacity building, networking and research, and provide support services for the improvement of the welfare of minority groups in accordance with their needs.