Legal & Registration Status


CRIDOC, which is governed by the Board of Trustees, was duly registered as a legally operating Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Malawi on 31 July 2006 under the Trustees Incorporation Act of 1962. 

The NGO, which is mostly run by young volunteers, is also registered under National Youth Council of Malawi (NYCOM) Act. 

Currently operating from the Msandula House (Behind Immigration Department) in Lilongwe, the centre is also registered with the Council for Non-Governmental Organisations in Malawi (CONGOMA). 

At international level, CRIDOC boasts of a consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)


W  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 Human Rights     Consultative Committee (HRCC), a grouping of more than 70 key human rights     organisations in Malawi.

Other networks and forums include the Civil     Society Education Coalition (CSEC); the Malawi Network against Child     Trafficking (M-NACT); and the Malawi Health Equity Network (MHEN).

At     international level, the centre is affiliated to the following Organisations,     Coalitions and Networks:

1. The Global March Against Child Labour

2. Child-to-Child Foundation

3. Child Rights Information Network     (CRIN)

4. International Child and Youth Research Network