Misunderstandings cause for GBV – Chieftainess Nawaitwika
Nakonde, May 29, 2013, ZANIS — A Traditional ruler in Nakonde district of Muchinga Province says misinterpretation of gender equality issues by most women has contributed to increased Gender Based Violence cases (GBV) cases in the country.
Chieftainess Nawaitwika has explained that gender equality is aimed at harmonizing marriages and various gender roles between men and women in the country.
ZANIS reports that the traditional ruler said this when she addressed her subjects at Mutowe basic School grounds in Nakonde district yesterday.
She further said but it’s so disappointing to note that many women in the area are failing to interpret the true meaning of this noble call by losing respect to their spouses in many households.
She also observed that many women in rural areas are misunderstanding the issue of gender equality by wanting all issues to do with gender roles to be handled by their husbands.
The traditional ruler explained that knowledge on gender equality does not warrant one the right to disrespect their spouses.
She said the trend has even made most of the men who don’t have patience of analyzing things fail to perceive good values of the programme by also reacting in a manner that is not acceptable by society.
The Chieftainess has since appealed to all the stakeholders in the fight against GBV issue to be explaining issues clearly so as to reduce such misunderstanding of the matter.
Chieftainess Nawaitwika is on the tour to sensitise people in her chiefdom on many issues affecting them such as GBV, early marriages, among others.