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Chisomo Chaweza

MANERELA (Malawi Network of Religious Leaders Living with HIV)

Chisomo Chaweza is a human rights advocate from Malawi with a passion for sexual and reproductive health and rights. He has experience developing evidence-based advocacy campaigns and conducting research on HIV prevention for key populations. Chisomo is inspired by the African philosophy ‘ubuntu’ and believes in a non-discriminatory society. He has a Masters in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Why I Want to Work on HIV Prevention Advocacy in 2020

I am interested in creating demand and ensuring access to PrEP for key populations. I understand the importance of engaging policymakers and decisionmakers in advocating for the proper rollout of PrEP in Malawi. I also aim to work with key populations to decrease stigma accessing services in public health facilities and drop-in centers.

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