Shibuyunji, March 11th, 2015, .ZANIS —- Concerned Women in Shibuyunji District want to enhance the fight against gender based violence (GBV ) addressed saying the vice was one of the factors hindering women in participating freely in development activities.
Pastor Grace Banda of Bread of Life Church International in the district said in an interview with ZANIS in Shibuyunji District today said GBV should not be condoned by any well-meaning and peace loving Zambian.
Pastor Banda has for this reason called on the church body in the country to speak against GBV at every platform.
The clergywoman said this during International Women’s Day celebration celebrated under the theme: “Gender Is My Agenda: Make it happen.”
The celebrations brought all the women from different churches, institutions and organizations in the district together in numbers.
And Nampundwe Secondary School Head teacher Bridget Nambwele has thanked government for its efforts in the fight against GBV.
Ms. Nambwele has at the same time appealed to all the women in the country to stand up and take up the front role in all developmental programs at any level in the country.
She said this is not the time for women to sit idle waiting for the men to provide but it is time for them to stand up and be counted.
And His royal Highness Senior Chief Shakumbila was among the people who commemorated women’s day in Shibuyunji.
The Senior Chief urged the women to take leadership roles in their homes seriously and not allow anyone to intimidate them.
He added that President Edgar Chagwa Lungu is making it happen for the women in Zambia by him appointing women to high offices in government to the level of Vice President.