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Habiba Osman appointed Executive Secretary for Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC)



Specialist for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls, UN Women

MalawI and human rights lawyer Habiba Osman has been appointed Executive Secretary for Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) while governance expert and commentator Makhumbo Munthali has got the hot at the same State-funded rights body as director.

Osman, who currently works for UN Women Malawi office, replaces David Nungu whose contract has expired.

She is expected to start work on November 1.


Osman has an honours degree in law and international history obtained from Keele University and did her legal practice course at Chester School of Law in the United Kingdom (UK).

She studied master’s in International Human Rights Law at the Centre for Civil and Human Rights, Notre Dame Law School in the United States.

Osman has also worked at Norwegian Church Aid to coordinate their national programme on human trafficking.

Congratulations to Habiba this is the type of representation that we need for young girls in Malawi!

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