Victim Assistance

Last updated: 05 May 2017

The Republic of Malawi provides assistance to persons with disabilities, including those disabled by ERW, under the Disability Act, which entered into force in 2013. The lack of accessibility to public buildings and transportation as well as social stigma related to disability had a negative impact on the ability of persons with disabilities to access services and employment.[1]

Malawi ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2009.

[1] United States Department of State, “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016: Malawi,” Washington, DC, 3 March 2017.