We welcomed around 30 people to the Malawi Cross Party Group (CPG) on Thursday, 22nd November 2018.
At the CPG, we were delighted to have Tumeliwa Mphepo speaking about her work with the Association of People with Albinism in Malawi.
As a person with albinism and active Member of the Association, Tumeliwa is an activist working to end discrimination, abuse, abductions and killings of persons with Albinism in Malawi.
Tumeliwa is also a Scottish Human Rights Defender Fellow in the scheme’s inaugural year. Scottish Human Rights Defender Fellowship is a partnership between the Scottish Government and the University of Dundee, supported by campaign groups Front Line Defenders, Amnesty International, Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund and Beyond Borders Scotland.
The Fellowship seeks to provide respite and learning opportunities for human rights defenders and to allow Scottish civil society to learn from them in turn.
We also welcomed Ken Ross, Scotland Malawi Partnership's chair, to share a review of ‘Malawi and Scotland: Together for Sustainable Development’ - the major high-level national conference which was held in Lilongwe on 28th and 29th September.
The conference celebrated the friendship between our two nations and discussed the next chapter in the bilateral relationship.
We enjoyed time at the end for questions and answers and rounded off the evening in characteristic fashion with Malawian G&Ts/soft drinks.