Police in Lusaka has picked up three suspects in connection with a video which has gone viral in which a woman is sexually and physically abused by a group of men.
Police Spokesman Rae Hamoonga confirmed that the three men were picked up to help police with investigations.
And several women groups this morning held a press briefing at WLSA National Office to protest against the rising levels of violence towards women and children.
The event which was held under the theme “Awaken the Women of Zambia to Rise up and Fight Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and Gender Based Violence (GBV) was also attended by some men who came to offer solidarity.
The press briefing follows growing outrage at the video which surfaced this week showing a woman believed to be a resident of Kafue being sexually and physically abused by a group of men.
Addressing the press briefing, WLSA Board Chairperson Ms. Priscilla Chileshe urged women and men who have suffered incidences of sexual harassment to report to the police.
Mrs Chileshe also urged the police to investigate all cases of sexual harassment, intimidation and all other forms of gender based crimes.
“As a women’s organisation we believe in equal rights for men and women and economic empowerment for all. Therefore, women and children need to be protected,” she said.
Mrs Chileshe said it is disappointing that cases of GBV have continued rising despite strengthening the law dealing with the vice.
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