NGOCC raises concern over nude pictures on social media
By Staff Reporter
The Non-governmental Gender Organisations Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has condemned the exposure of nude pictures on social media as they have potential to erode and compromise morals in society.
NGOCC Executive Director Engwase Mwale says her organisation has been alerted to some disturbing nude pictures and videos of a named Kabwe woman, which have since gone viral and circulating of a video of a naked woman suspected to be a witch in Chililabombwe, Copperbelt Province.
Mwale said the NGOCC was aware that the police had a record of this case and knew those who committed this hideous crime and expected that they would be brought to book.
She said that NGOCC was disheartened and remains deeply concerned at such wanton trends in abrogating women’s rights and dignity which goes further to defeat national values and principles which all must resolve to uphold.
Mwale has since appealed to everyone, especially women to desist from taking and sharing pictures that dehumanize and expose their privacy.
She said it is important that as a people, women and men, girls and boys, become cautious of their self-image and self-respect by safeguarding the kind of materials they share on social media and other spaces.
Mwale has since appealed to the Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs, to heighten national sensitisation and broad-based consultations regarding fundamental principles on human and women’s rights.
She said there was urgent need to take the approach of engaging citizens on mind-set change around upholding Zambia’s national values and principles.