WOMEN’S DRESS-CODE: Should there be a standard?

WOMEN’S DRESS-CODE: Should there be a standard? »

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.

“Man-lentines” or Valentines Day?

“Man-lentines” or Valentines Day? »

Every year, on the 14th of February, love is in the air; flowers, chocolates, people dressed in red are an expected spectacle. This

Oxfam partners with students to end GBV in higher learning institutions

Oxfam partners with students to end GBV in higher learning institutions »

2 Feb, 2017
News

Gender Minister Victoria Kalima has commended Oxfam and its cooperating partners for contributing to the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV) in

Blesser-Blessee: New name, old reality!

Blesser-Blessee: New name, old reality! »

Blesser-Blesse, has been a buzzword of late among young people, but what exactly is a blesser? Well, a blesser is basically a sugar-coated term

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.

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.