SALC, CHREAA and FSWA call upon the Malawi Police Services and Government to consider police actions from the point of view of those most affected by them. We ask formal complaints bodies, including the Independent Complaints Commission to take equitable actions to create an inclusive enabling environment by looking into the needs of those most vulnerable to police abuse. As the year progresses, we hope that increased dialogue between the police, affected communities, and complaints bodies will result in a situation where vulnerable groups may feel seen, heard, and included in dialogues concerning issues they face and approach the police for protection, instead of fearing violence and arrests from them. Lastly, we stand in solidarity with the sex workers’ community and hope for a future where everyone can work safely with respect, free from fear of prejudice or stigma.
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