First Lady Christine Kaseba has called for unity from various groups and the general public to speak against the rising abuse of girls and young ladies from all forms of negative vices such as abuse, violence and defilement.
She said adults should be guiding lights for girls by giving them moral, spiritual and material support to keep their candles burning even as they faced countless hurdles.
DR Kaseba said this when she was being installed and budged as a Patron for the Girl Guide Association of Zambia at State House today.
She believed that given the right guidance and support, young girls would lift many families and nations out of economic woes.
“I am proud to be associated with the Girl Guide of Zambia which remains very strategic and unique, playing a very critical role in shaping the lives of girls and young women to become responsible citizens and at the same time providing them with opportunities to embrace change and make informed choices,” she said.
She said the situation of young women and the wider issues of gender should be seen in the broader perspective of diversity and indiscriminate approach through provision of good leadership governance skills.
She was impressed that the Girl Guide Association of Zambia was actively involved in advocating major global issues such as human rights and social injustice.
Dr Kaseba commended the Association for its continued stance to champion the rights of girls and young women in various forms through their vision of creating a better world where the voice of girls and young women impacted decisions on issues that affected them.
She advised young women that their well being depended on the strategic thinking, skills and energies to break the stereotype norms, laws and practices that discriminated and violated their rights.
Youth and Sports Development minister Chishimba Kambwili said the Association would benefit from the expertise of the First Lady as she was a role model of many young women in Zambia.
Mr Kambwili, however, commended all women’s association to speak out strongly on the issue of defilement that was on an increase.
He said means and ways of ending the defilement of girls which was currently on an increase should be found.
He commended the Association for mentoring the girls and young women in the country to become better females.
And the Association chief commissioner Mary Nambela thanked the First Lady for accepting to be the patron and noted that the girls would learn greatly from her wisdom.
Long way to go before gender equality in Zambia but at leasts conversations are starting.
Nice ‘Fro madam chiwela although it could be harboring bird life….
I hope the head of state learns one or two things from this campaign madam….aw ,and even chi GBM, i hope he listens.
did she speak out when she was being mistreated last week..?hahahaha..he who lives in a glass house..
She was mistreated?? Where? By who? More info
You seem to believe everything you read on Zambian Watchdog.
Ok, bathed and ready to compete with inutu! Where is the head mistress
When did she get back to State house? All that was going on with her, she come out, well maybe yes in support of “girl”/ women abuse.
Lets wait and from her rivals.
Start with telling your husband to STOP abusing you first. Tell us, are you back at plot 1 or you’er still AWOL? I have respect for you but we also need to know the truth!
We will talk about abuse of girls, young ladies and FIRST LADIES
An impressive share, I just given this onto a cagleolue who was doing a little analysis on this. And he in fact bought me breakfast because I found it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the treat! But yeah Thnkx for spending the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love reading more on this topic. If possible, as you become expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more details? It is highly helpful for me. Big thumb up for this blog post!
Young girls are the ones abusing older men of late……
ha first lady was abused by Ukwa last week oh from 1st November or is it the other way round???????
Zambians looooove ‘Truth’ (aka gossip) – they just hate FACTS!
was that a genuine smile from the first lady? if so,what was fun?
eh, madam first lady, any truth in what was written about you last week, any comment? just thinking loudly ….
She also need our support for the suffering she undergoes at plot 1
Poor Christine , speaking from experience!
It looks as tho the event was held right there at the main nkwazi house,was she avoiding to be seen by the state house staff?Or maybe she was forced to grace the occasion?
She has come back to the small , week and unreliable ‘thing’ of the presdo?
Three cheers to madame Kaseba for speaking up for the women and girls, hip hip hurrah hip hip hooray hip hip hurray
bravo girl power!!
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