Mrs. Nalumango said women are subjected to more training because of the culture where they are considered less than men in management and leadership while men were just accepted and propelled to positions as decision makers.
Ms. Nalumango said this when she contributed to discussions on the role of parliamentarians in enforcing Gender Equity and Human Rights, organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) 15 years after Beijing.
The Deputy speaker also informed the side event of the 5th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) that Zambia was tackling gender violence which she said has continued to disadvantage women.
She said Zambia would enact a new constitution which has a lot of clauses aimed at uplifting the status of women giving them socio-economic empowerment and assures them of their rights.
This is contained in statement released to ZANIS by First Secretary for Press at the Zambian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, Moses Walubita.
And UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women, Rachel Mayanja said gender stereotyping, violence against women and under representation of women in decision making processes limits participation of women.
She said the inclusion of women and other under-represented groups is a critical component in a democracy.
Ms. Mayanja has further urged parliaments to strike a balance between men and women in all parliamentary committees including leadership positions.