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Archive for September, 2016

Empowered women taking leadership roles in communities

Alice Njovu is Chairperson of Mumbwa District Development Association (MUDDA). As MUDDA Chairperson, she overseas over 10 Area Associations and over 100 groups comprising 35 to 40 persons that were formed by Women for Change (WfC). MUDDA was formed by WfC in order to promote gender equality in Mumbwa rural

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Veronica Nyirongo working towards her dream of being a teacher

Females and males in rural areas are less educated than their urban counterparts. The median years of schooling are 3.0 and 3.7 years for females and males, respectively, in rural areas compared with 6.4 and 7.2 years, respectively, in urban areas. This is according to the 2013-2014 Zambia Health Demographic

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Changing lives through education

One World Bank study found that for every year of education a girl receives, her life-long income rose by 18% – with a vast impact on economic growth. Indeed, “The evidence is very clear: when we invest in girls’ education and we embrace women in our workforce, that does not just benefit them,

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Community led- Sustainable Forestry Management takes off

Women for Change is implementing a one-year project called Community led- Sustainable Forestry Management project with funding from Counterpart under the Fostering Accountability and Transparency (FACT) project. Its objective is to facilitate the involvement of local communities, traditional institutions and other stakeholders based on equitable gender participation to achieve sustainable

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Advocacy & Self-help for Improved Access to Health – Chitukutuku Area Association women lead the way

Access to health; especially to sexual reproductive and under-five health care are imperative to reducing high maternal and infant mortality. According to the United Nation’s Emergency Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 591 maternal deaths occur per 100,000 live births while the infant, neonatal and under-five mortality rates are at 70, 34, and

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Creating women leaders at grassroot levels – breaking the barriers

Several factors affect women’s ability to take up leadership positions at various levels in different segments of the Zambian society, which is governed by a dual legal system that includes statutory and customary laws. The statutory laws in Zambia are silent on gender issues and at times gender-blind, while at

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Increasing Access to Justice in Rural Areas for Survivors of GBV project welcomed by stakeholders.

Traditional leaders, government entities and communities of Kapiri Mposhi, Lundazi, and Mumbwa districts have welcomed the project to fight gender based violence (GBV) in their areas using a community-led approach, funded by the European Union. The project titled Increasing Access to Justice in Rural Areas for Gender Based Violence seeks to align

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