Govt domesticates international instruments against GBV

By Staff Reporter

Government says it has domesticated all instruments in full support of gender equality in Zambia without leaving anyone behind.

This came to light during the closing ceremony for the 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV) held at Nyamphande boarding School in Chief Nyamphande’s area in Petauke district.

Zambia National Information Services report that Petauke District Commissioner, Velenasi Moyo said government was moving forward together with other stakeholders for a common purpose of sustainable development.
“Government has taken responsibility to make sure that all men and women are given conducive environment to define their own destiny equitably without intimidation. Petauke district is also pushing the agenda for gender equality so that men and women must have equal opportunities in all sectors such as agriculture, education, community leadership and more so that economic activities and access to land, housing are equal between men and women,” said Moyo

She said this year’s 16 days of activism against GBV theme, “Orange the World; Hear me too, underscores the need for gender balance and equal opportunities for both men and women.

And speaking at the same function, wife to Chief Nyamphande, Esnart Banda Mwanza said the area had recorded a reduction in GBV cases since the launch of the ‘she’ for ‘he’ project by President Edgar Lungu in 2015.

“Girls in the area have been retrieved from child marriages and given an opportunity to go back to school while marriages are not breaking anyhow as the case used to be in the past,” said Mwanza

The 16 days of activism against GBV which started on November 25, 2018 came to an end on December 10,  2018.