GOVERNANCE AND HUMAN RIGHTS

MHRYN recognizes that a right is an entitlement and as such since youth are right holders they can demand it. Since participation and inclusion are some of the fundamental principles on which all human rights are based, this implies that youth as human beings must have a say in things that affect them. Just like any other person, they should therefore not be excluded from the decisions, processes events and actions that have an impact on their lives. The network focuses on strengthening community structures that address and protect human rights. The Malawi Human Rights Youth Network has an essential role to play in promoting good governance. Being an umbrella institution representing various human rights nongovernmental youth organizations in the country, the network advocates for respect and promotion of human rights and freedom through initiatives aimed at ensuring accountability and transparency in government.

 

CHILD AND YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

The Malawi Human Rights youth Network realizes that youth and children are the agents of change and therefore need to be fully protected and empowered both socially and economically for them to contribute to development of the country. Through this programme, MHRYN empowers children and youth to uplift social, economic and political life. This is achieved through youth and children capacity building, advocacy, lobbying, and awareness campaigns. Some of the programmes activities focus on youth entrepreneurship, business skills, internships, child protection, among others

 

HEALTH AND HIV/AIDS

Malawi Human Rights Youth Network (MHRYN) recognizes that HIV/AIDS is not only a medical problem but also a health issue. The youth have a right to good health. In this regard, MHRYN coordinates activities for the youth associations for marginalized groups including establishing and empowerment of associations of young people infected and affected by HIV/ AIDS. The MHRYN coordinates HIV/AIDS programs implemented by its affiliates targeting young people.

 

CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

The network focuses on strengthening community structures that address and protect human rights. The Malawi Human Rights Youth Network has an essential role to play in promoting good governance.

The Malawi Human Rights youth Network realizes that youth and children are the agents of change and therefore need to be fully protected and empowered both socially and economically for them to contribute to development of the country.