Women in Zambia bear responsibility of attending to social obligations and are largely unrecognized and unrewarded in this role. They are generally in the forefront of caring for the weak and the vulnerable within their communities tending to the needs of households and school-going children. In many instances women are also playing the role of bread-winner in addition to their social roles.
Under NAREP, the challenges being experienced by women will be addressed through a variety of mechanisms and interventions.
1. Support their role as societal pillars
2. Capitalize and fund new business initiatives that favor women
3. Create incentives for the public and private sectors to increase hiring, training, and career advancement of women through the introduction of a preferential tax rate.
NAREP will provide both economic and social incentives for private and public institutions to be the engines of growth for the development of women in our society. Of all our Natural Resources in Zambia, women remain the least tapped and under-explored potential of development for Zambia. As a nation, we need to recognise the societal position that women play and leverage that to develop our country.
A vote for NAREP in 2016 means an aggressive interest in increasing the amount of young women who finish grade 12, a fervent commitment to addressing gender based discrimination, and a commitment to increasing the amount of women engaged in enterprise as well as improvement in how women access capital through traditional means.
NAREP is committed to developing the Zambian woman as the pillar of our society. Each and every impoverished country in the world has one thing in common; the neglect of women in society. NAREP is convinced that if Zambia improves the plight of women, our development goals in our politics, economics and our society will be streamlined and their attainment a rational destiny.
Thandiwe Chihana, NAREP UK