Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of 10 years or more
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.
Is your healthcare affected by your sexual orientation or gender identity in MALAWI?
Yes, it is more expensive
Yes, I was dropped from my insurance plan
My coverage is different because of my sexual orientation
No, my healthcare is the same
In a first for Malawi, Mary Shawa, secretary for nutrition, HIV and AIDS in the president's office, has initiated a heated debate on the rights of gay men in Malawi. During her opening address at a two-day conference on HIV/AIDS, Shawa advocated for a human rights approach to the delivery of services for people living with HIV/AIDs. Her opinion that the fight against HIV will not be won without a change in attitude towards risk groups, such as men who have sex with men, has unsurprisingly sparked controversy in the conservative African country. >>>