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Nalumango challenges women Parliamentarians to enhance women’s rights

General News Nalumango challenges women Parliamentarians to enhance women’s rights

Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Mutale Nalumango has challenged women parliamentarians to rise above partisan politics to enhance the rights and status of women in their respective countries.

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.

ZANIS

7 COMMENTS

  1. Good Afternoon

    I’m an avid hater of these ridiculous Gregorian wigs. Don’t we have any authentic African head coverings for our lawyers and judges? Imagine European and American lawyers clad in African traditional apparell.

    As for the lecture at hand: The women have my full support. Let them take their rightful position in society.l-)

  2. Apart from the ridiculous clown’s wig that I have despised for years, Mutale Nalumango is the wrong person to talk about women’s right! She has worked tirelessly to curtail and stifle debate in parliament and has shielded government on most of the wrongs they have done. She was instrumental in the passing of the s.t.u.p.i.d degree clause by the NCC which by the way disenfranchised more women since they are the least educated in terms of statistics in Zambia. This cadre masquerading a deputy speaker ought to keep quiet.

  3. i think the quation should be when was the picture taken, i believe the picture was for the OFFICIAL OPENNING of parliament and the paliamentarians are requaired to wear the wig. lets us not just make commemnts before finding out facts what was wrong with the statement,

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