Unsafe abortion burden a cost to public health care systems in Zambia

Unsafe abortion burden a cost to public health care systems in Zambia »

8 Aug, 2015
News

A health research on unsafe abortion conducted by the University of Zambia (UNZA) in collaboration with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) shows that to treat a case of unsafe abortion costs the country an estimated US$13.43. The Health System Costs of Unsafe and Safe Abortion research results show that the Zambian health system would save up to US$611,046 per year if each woman treated for a complication of unsafe abortion had instead accessed safe termination services.

WFC irked by marriage of 13 year old in Ngabwa District

WFC irked by marriage of 13 year old in Ngabwa District »

7 Aug, 2015
News

WOMEN for change (WFC) has called on traditional leaders and community members to retrieve a thirteen year old girl who was recently married off in the newly created Ngabwe district of Central Province.

Senior citizen attributes cultural decline to less initiation ceremonies

Senior citizen attributes cultural decline to less initiation ceremonies »

15 Mar, 2014
Features

Zambia is a country that could once be described as rich in culture. This was greatly attributed to several traditional and initiation ceremonies which had been widely practiced. Today, with the development of the media and western influence, cultural practices are quickly fading.

Alangizi teachings- are they to blame for Gender Inequality?

Alangizi teachings- are they to blame for Gender Inequality? »

10 Feb, 2014
Features

It is a day before the big day “wedding” and all the women are gathered together at a common   function known to many as “chezela”. The mood is very high, the women happily chat and laugh while others are busy cooking around the brazier, there is dancing, singing, and clapping while the bride-to-be observes and is given life lessons on marriage.  This is a common practice in our Zambian culture as the bride-to-be is prepared to be initiated into marriage.

Churches are key in reducing early marriages- Lusaka Clergy

Churches are key in reducing early marriages- Lusaka Clergy »

23 Jul, 2013
News

A Lusaka Clergy has challenged churches in the country to take a leading role in the fight against early marriages. Bishop Rodwell Chomba, who is also United Church of Zambia Lusaka Presbytery Bishop told the Lusaka Star in an interview that churches can help reduce early marriages by enhancing the capabilities of youth groups within their congregations. The Bishop stated that these youth groups are key in transmitting informing about the dangers of early marriages both as a social problem and an economic problem.

Know and Claim your Rights-NGOCC advises women

Know and Claim your Rights-NGOCC advises women »

19 Jul, 2013
News

THE Non- Governmental Organisations Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has urged women to know and claim their rights if the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV) is to yield positive results. NGOCC Public Relations Officer Nalucha Ziba said GBV is mainly caused by disparities in power relations, a situation which leaves most women vulnerable and dependent on men because their Social-Economic Status is low.

Consumption of soil is hazardous to pregnant women – Gynecologist »

3 Dec, 2012
News

KITWE Central Hospital Consultant Gynecologist, Tashbekov Djuraber has urged expecting mothers to refrain from consuming soil in order to prevent delivery related complications. Dr. Tashbekov said in an interview that pregnant women who practice geophagy (eating of dirt) should stop because some soil types contain unhealthy material that have no nutritional benefits thereby putting the lives of both the mother and the unborn baby at risk.

Let Local Artists Perform During UNWTO General Assembly – ZAM »

22 Nov, 2012
News

THE Zambia Association of Musicians (ZAM) has called on the organising committee of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly to consider local artists to perform during the event. ZAM Southern Province Chairperson Chisenga Chashi told the Lusaka Star that local artists could use the UNWTO General Assembly as a platform for international recognition.

Government pledges to support national statistical system

Government pledges to support national statistical system »

20 Nov, 2012
News

GOVERNMENT has pledged to heavily invest in capacity building for statistical provision, monitoring and data usage for informed policy making and programming. Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda said the presence of gender statistics is a fundamental condition for gender mainstreaming as they present vital tools for the establishment, monitoring and follow up of political goals and targets.