Malawi should hold public consultations to assess whether to reform colonial-era laws that ban homosexuality.
GBT rights are unrecognised in Malawi. Sodomy is a crime in the country, under a British Empire colonial era law. Social attitudes towards the LGBT community are also shaped by Islam, the official religion in Malawi.
Human Rights Watch states that “Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people is pervasive in Malawi.