GBV victims lack more knowledge

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GBV victims lack more knowledge

Namwala, June 25, ZANIS —– Namwala District Gender Focal Point Person Godwin Sanjase says that most of the people who are potential victims of Gender Based Violence (GBV) are aware of their rights but did not know how to handle their issues.

Mr Sanjase told ZANIS Namwala that the victims who are usually women and children are now aware of the laws against victimization or physically violence usually perpetrated on them.

He said that the Gender Committee for Namwala district recently conducted a Gender sensitization program in the district in selected parts of the four chiefdoms of Mungaila, Mukobela, Muchila and Nalubamba.

The Gender Committee targeted about 200 people of Namwala district but reached 183 people derived from different chiefdoms and out of the 183, 114 were women and 69 were men.

Mr Sanjase noted that during the sensitization programs most people were eager to know the information on Gender Based Violence and that they appealed to the Namwala District Administration to organize more of such sensitization campaigns.

He also noted that the Gender Committee had faced challenges of time because the topics of GBV are many and the district plans to conduct more of such campaigns.

Some Gender Committee members talked have since appealed to government to allocate a vehicle in each district specifically for Gender activities so that cases of Gender Based Violence are addressed adequately.