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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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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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