The Zambian National Women’s Lobby (ZNWL) has announced plans to engage the house of chiefs to see how best the two parties can work together in fighting Gender Based Violence (GBV).
ZNWL Chairperson, Beauty Katebe, has told Qfm News in an interview that it is saddening that areas such as Luapula Province has continued to record high cases of GBV despite many sensitization programs.
Ms. Katebe says her organization wants to take advantage when the House of Chiefs is sitting to engage them on what impact GBV has on human development so that when they go back to their respective chiefdoms, they will be able to deliver the message to their subjects.
Ms. Katebe notes that her organization will also take advantage of the program that government will launch on Sunday that will harness peace and unity through female traditional leaders so that female chiefs can take a leading role in safeguarding lives.
She adds that female chiefs have a better understanding on most issues affecting women and thus the need to engage them on various programs in the fight against GBV.