By SYLIVA MWEETWA –
GENDER and Child Development Minister Inonge Wina has said Gender Based Violence (GBV) still remains a challenge in Zambia but Government has put in place measures to ensure that it is contained.
Ms Wina said it was saddening that women and girls have continued to lose their lives through GBV acts and appealed to the public to continue working with police to bring the culprits to book.
Speaking during an interview in Kabwe, Ms Wina said the GBV cases have remained a challenge and that this was the reason the Government was working with other stakeholders to stop the vice.
“As a way of reducing GBV, Government continues to empower women financially so that they are self-sustaining and are able to support themselves and their households,” Ms Wina said.
She urged Zambians to use the 16 days of gender activism week to find the best way to stop the vice and they should continue using police through the Victim Support Unit.
She said violence was not an answer for couples, as there were other avenues of resolving their challenges.
“It is sad that even children who had nothing to do with the misunderstandings have found themselves in these GBV acts,” she said.
She appealed to Zambians to get involved in the number of programmes that had been lined up during the 16 says of GBV activism.