Withdrawal of GBV cases a hindrance to Justice

Withdrawal of GBV cases a hindrance to Justice »

18 Nov, 2014
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LIVINGSTONE District Police Commanding Officer says the withdrawal of reported Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases by complainants is a hindrance to justice. Speaking in a telephone interview with the Lusaka Star, Livingstone district police commanding officer Joseph Chitambo said complainants should make up their minds before reporting cases of GBV to police stations.

GBV a threat to development – Women for Change

GBV a threat to development – Women for Change »

11 Apr, 2014
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WOMEN for Change (WFC) says gender based violence (GBV) is a serious threat to both household and national development.   WFC programmes coordinator Salome Nakazwe told the Lusaka Star in an interview that cases of gender based violence were being seen to be of great concern to society despite various organisations raising awareness and devising activities aimed at reducing the vice.  

Know and Claim your Rights-NGOCC advises women

Know and Claim your Rights-NGOCC advises women »

19 Jul, 2013
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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.

Women call for stiff punishment for GBV culprits. »

29 Nov, 2012
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Women in Zambia have challenged Government to rigidly punish perpetrators of Gender Based Violence (GBV)  saying it is the only way to stop would-be- offenders. Speaking in an interview with Lusaka Star, Mary Chipango a Lukulu resident said it is unfair for someone to serve a minimal jail term or be fined when victims of GBV are tormented their entire lives. “Government should ensure that no one should be fined for a GBV related case”, she said.