Launch of The National Strategy on Ending Child Marriage
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Zambia currently has one of the highest prevalence rates for child marriages in the world, at 31.9% according to the Zambia Demographic Health Survey (ZDHS) 2014. There are several factors in Zambia that drive the practice of child marriage; including tradition and culture, and poverty among others.
Commemoration of 2016 International Women's Day (IWD)
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The International Women's Day (IWD) is an annual event commemorated on 8th March worldwide. Zambia joined the rest of the world in the celebrations under the theme "Planet 50-50 by 2030; Step It Up for Gender Equality". This resonated well with the Gender Equity and Equality programmes which the Ministry in collaboration with its stakeholders has embarked on. Some of the notable programmes includes the Boys to Men, He-For-She, Count-Her-In, Women at Work, Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE) and also the recent launch of the Peace Gardens and the National Strategy on Ending Child Marriage.