New law just passed in Malawi:
Malawi President Bingu Wa Mutharika has just signed a bill into law that makes Sex between two Women a crime.
Please read the Press Release from the International Commission of Jurists
Please help T.I.G.R.O. put pressure on Rt Hon Theresa May to stop the UK Government sending any more aid to Malawi unitl Malawi's Government complies with its Human Rights commitments under international law
The USA have already delayed the release of $350 million in grants amid the concerns of the new laws.
Last week Germany withheld half the $33 million in foreign aid promised to Malawi because of the Criminalisation of homosexuality and the restriction of press freedom
The Global Fund recently rejected Malawi's application for $560 million
Please help TIGRO stop the UK's aid and sign this petition to the Home Secretary Rt Hon Theresa May
The law against LGBT people in Malawi has alway been concerning, only recently this law was applied to Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza and were sentenced to 14 years in prison with hard labour. Although due to international pressure they were pardoned.
This law in Malawi serves no purpose whatsoever and I understand that the USA have delayed the release of $350 million in grants amid concerns of the new laws to curb individual freedom and Germany have also withheld half of the $33 million in foreign aid promised to Malawi. The Global Fund recently rejected Malawi's application for $560 million
I urged the United Kingdom to do the same until this law is removed
Many thanks for reading my letter