Dressing and appearance are thoroughly scrutinized for women in Zambia; if a woman looks too feminine; chances are she will not be taken seriously. The sad truth of the matter is that when it comes to appearance, men are the standard and norm: a man going in town for shopping or to a business meeting does not fear or wonder about being attacked by a mob or being taken seriously based on what he is wearing- a woman does.
Every year, on the 14th of February, love is in the air; flowers, chocolates, people dressed in red are an expected spectacle. This
Gender Minister Victoria Kalima has commended Oxfam and its cooperating partners for contributing to the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV) in