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YWCA launches ‘I care about her’ campaign in Namwala

CHOMBA MUSIKA, Namwala
THE Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) on Thursday launched the “I care about her” campaign in Namwala with a call on men to condemn all forms of Gender-based violence, especially against women and girls.
The launch, which was early this week also held in Kazungula, is part of the organisation’s commemoration of the sixteen days of activism against gender-based violence with emphasis on the need for men to stop violence against girls and women.
About 400 men and boys clad in “I care about her” branded T-shirts, matched the streets of Namwala in honour of a woman in their lives.
Speaking at the civic centre grounds after the match past, YWCA Southern Province coordinator Eric Sakala said men are key stakeholders in the fight against GBV.
He said his organisation, which is implementing the “I care about her” campaign with support from Oxfam Zambia, will continue to collaborate with other stakeholders like traditional leaders, who play a crucial role in ending GBV and other vices.
Earlier, Chief Mukobela, who was with chief Mungaila, charged the men to abhor GBV because it is detrimental to the welfare of families and the country’s socio-economic development agenda.
From Ndola, MUBANGA NONDO reports that police in Mufulira district have arrested a 40 year old man of Kankoyo Township for allegedly defiling his nine year old daughter.
Copperbelt Province Commissioner of police Joyce Kasosa has confirmed the development.
In the Mufulira incident ,Ms Kasosa said it happened on Thursday around 13.30 hours and that the suspect allegedly defiled the victim at his house whilst his wife away from home.
“This man took advantage of his wife’s absence and allegedly defiled his nine year old daughter. We have arrested him and he will soon answer to those charges,” Ms Kasosa said.



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