The Malawi Human Rights Resource Centre (MHRRC) has called on faith-based organisations in Malawi to fight for peace and justice of their members.
MHRRC programme officer Limbani Phiri said this at the launch of the Muslim Commission for Social Justice (MCSJ), that will look into human rights and justice issues.
“Human rights organisations need more religious groupings to help in the fight against human rights violations because these malpractices occur even in churches and mosques. This is a good initiative. We are ready to work together with MCSJ by promoting human rights and other freedoms,” said Phiri.
MCSJ chairperson, Abdull Azizi Jameson, said MCSJ will be committed to promoting peace and justice in both the Muslim and Christian religions.
“Although our laws provide the human rights that everybody is entitled to, most people do not enjoy these rights. We want everybody to be aware of their rights and fight against other social injustices,” said Jameson.
Former public prosecutions director (DPP) Ishmael Wadi, who presided over the launch, said the gap between the rich and poor continues to grow because of human rights violations.
According to him, action can bridge that gap.
Representatives from Centre for Human Rights Commission (CHRR) and other organisations graced the ceremony.