Citizens for Justice attended the African Mineral Governance Framework Roundtable organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The objectives of this roundtable discussion were as follows; To catalyse debate on the emerging policy landscape
Citizens For Justice Executive Director; Reinford Mwangonde recently gave an interview to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Blog. OGP was launched in 2011 to provide an international platform for domestic reformers committed to making their governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens. Since then, OGP has grown from 8 countries to 69 participating countries. In all of these countries, government and civil society are working together to develop and implement ambitious open government reforms. In Malawi, the Office of The President and Cabinet (OPC) champions OGP with Citizens for Justice leading with Civil Society coordination.
This interview was originally published by the Open Government Partnership on 25th February, 2016 ( http://www.opengovpartnership.org/blog/open-government-partnership/2016/02/25/faces-open-government-reinford-mwangonde )
“We were surprised when the white people came to our community. We asked our chiefs what was going on but they said we should just look on and see where it leads. The white people later started measuring our farm land and digging ditches in our farms. My son’s farm has four ditches as I speak. When I what was going on I was told that it was not in my place to question government orders. We only came into the light about mining and their operations when Action Aid came and established Action circles.” Selina Likovo from Phalombe describing her experiences (This speech was in Chichewa and has been translated for reporting purposes)
The Constitution of Malawi is founded on principles that recognise and protect human rights. At the Second World Conference in Vienna, Austria in 1993, Malawi and its fellow United Nations member countries consented to considering the development of an Action
Citizens for Justice (CFJ) represented Malawi at the Nuclearization of Africa Symposium in Johannesburg South Africa from 16th to 19th November, 2015. The conference was organised by the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) which is a federation
Citizens For Justice (CFJ) was among the participants at this year’s sub-regional training seminar for community leaders and members of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) co-organised by the OHCHR Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSA) and the South African Human