Human Rights Training for Musicians in Malawi

Musicians Union of Malawi
Está medida ha sido notificada por la sociedad civil.
Describe the main features of the measure/initiative: 
The initiative was aimed at building capacity among the various players in the music sector in order to empower them to advocate for the rights of the disadvantaged in the country. For example, people with albinism in Malawi were being targeted for their body parts in ritually related murders. The training empowered the musicians to use their art as a vehicle to champion for the rights of the vulnerable. The marginalized groups also included women and orphans who often were victims of property grabbing and various abuses at domestic level. It was hoped that the musicians would also use this opportunity to try their new skills in developing messages on the novel Corona virus that was devastated the world. The training workshop had special sessions that aimed at assisting the musicians improve their skills in song composition.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?: 
Through the initiative musicians were empowered with advocacy skills to lobby for the vulnerable people i.e. people with albinism, women and children through the use of the arts. The artists were also empowered to raise public awareness on other cross-cutting issues. This came in very handy in the light of the COVID 19 pandemic. Musicians in the country were therefore able come up with music and various infomercials aimed at tackling the spread of the pandemic at local level.
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Dominios culturales
Prioridades transversales