All are welcome to join the next meeting of the Scottish Parliament’s Malawi Cross Party Group which will be looking at LGBT and human rights in Malawi:
Date: Wed 10th May
Venue: Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh
We are delighted to welcome Malawian PhD student Alan Msosa to Scotland to brief the group on his research looking at human rights and the LGBT community in Malawi.
Alan Msosa is a Commonwealth Scholar and doctoral candidate at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre. He is conducting interdisciplinary research on the societal and institutional factors that influence persecution of LGBTIQ people in Malawi. As part of his research he has interviewed 44 LGBTIQ Malawians to document the impact of persecution in their daily lives. He is also a Research Affiliate with the University of Bergen Centre on Law and Social Transformation.
He has previously worked for a national human rights institution in Malawi, a civil society network promoting rights-based approaches to HIV and AIDS responses across all southern African countries, and an intergovernmental agency promoting democracy across Africa.
In 2005, Alan was a Chevening Scholar doing master of human rights degree at the same university. During this period, he facilitated cooperation between the Malawi Ombudsman and the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman under the Malawi-Scotland Cooperation agreement signed in the same year by the Malawi President and the Scottish First Minister. The cooperation between the two ombudsmen exist to date.
We have also invited Stonewall Scotland to speak at this event, offering a Scottish perspective.
Please contact David if you are also working in this area and would like to speak or be a part of the meeting.