Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Banned
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✖ Restricted
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Housing Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    Unknown
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    N/A
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History

Homosexual activity in Malawi

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Homosexual activity in Malawi is illegal (imprisonment as punishment).

Current status
Since Apr 1, 1930
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Up to fourteen years imprisonment, with or without corporal punishment (public whippings) Decriminalization pending.
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Apr 1, 1930–Sep 9, 2018
Male illegal, female uncertain
8-14 years in prison. Not enforced since 2012.
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Same-sex marriage in Malawi

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Same-sex marriage in Malawi is banned.

Current status
Banned
Same-sex marriage is not legal.
Sources:
Homosexuality is illegal.
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Malawi

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Malawi is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Malawi, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Malawi

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Right to change legal gender in Malawi is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Rules criminalized forms of gender expression.
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Gender-affirming care in Malawi

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Gender-affirming care in Malawi is restricted.

Current status
Restricted
Gender-Affirming Care in Malawi is restricted
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Malawi

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Malawi is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
There is no legal recognition of non-binary identities.
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LGBT discrimination in Malawi

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LGBT discrimination in Malawi is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Illegal in some contexts
Homosexuality is illegal there. Some discrimination protections under the criminal code. As well under Human rights institute mandate for protection for sexual orientation.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Malawi

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LGBT employment discrimination in Malawi is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Some discrimination protection under criminal code. although homosexuality is illegal.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Malawi

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LGBT housing discrimination in Malawi is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Same-sex adoption in Malawi

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Same-sex adoption in Malawi is single only.

Current status
Single only
No laws in place for same sex couples.
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Intersex infant surgery in Malawi

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Intersex infant surgery in Malawi is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Serving openly in military in Malawi

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Serving openly in military in Malawi is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Homosexuality is illegal.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Malawi

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Blood donations by MSMs in Malawi is legal.

Current status
Legal
According to the Malawi blood bank.
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Conversion therapy in Malawi

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Conversion therapy in Malawi is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Conversion therapy is not banned.
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Equal age of consent in Malawi

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Equal age of consent in Malawi is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Not applicable since same-sex relationships are illegal.
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