President Banda said government will soon introduce human
rights, as one of the subjects to be taught in primary and secondary schools.
He said this will help young people to understand and appreciate issues of human rights.
President Rupiah Banda also said government will soon table a bill in parliament that seeks to address the problem of gender based violence.
Mr. Banda has urged stakeholders to support the proposed piece of legislation that will help curb violence against women in the country.
The President announced this in Lusaka on Sunday when he officiated at celebrations, marking this year’s International Women’s Day.
Earlier, Gender Minister, Sara Sayifwanda, said government welcomed suggestions from all stake holders in safeguarding the rights of women.
International Women’s day was celebrated world wide on March 8.
In Zambia, activities were held in various parts of the country to mark the day.