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.