Legal Status

The Child Rights Information and Documentation Centre (CRIDOC) was duly registered with the Office of the Registrar General as a legally operating Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Malawi on 31 July 2006 under the Trustees Incorporation Act (CAP. 5:03).

The NGO, which is mostly run by young volunteers, is also legally affiliated to the National Youth Council of Malawi (NYCOM) which operates under the National Youth Council Act No. 22 of 1996. The centre is also a member of the Council for Non-Governmental Organisations in Malawi (CONGOMA).

It is affiliated to a number of key human rights networks and forums, both at national and international levels, where it has significantly contributed its expertise.

One of such networks at local level is the Malawi Health Equity Network (MHEN) where CRIDOC’s former and founding Director, George Kayange, once served on its Program Advisory Committee.

Other networks and forums include the Malawi Network against Child Trafficking (M-NACT); the Civil Society Education Network (CSEC); and the Lilongwe District Education Network (LIDEN) – an affiliate of CSEC.

The CRIDOC Secretariat, situated at Manobec Complex, along Chipembere Highway, also currently hosts the Youth Act Alliance (YAA) , a coalition of youth organizations across the current that has been engaged in various youth-focused projects and activities.