Women at the at the Womens Days Match officiated by President Edgar Lungu Women.

Zambia joins the rest of the World in observing the International Women’s Day under the theme “Promoting inclusiveness in economic participation as a means of attaining sustainable development.

In Lusaka President Edgar Lungu was a guest of honour at the Show grounds as Hundreds of Women from Various organizations elegantly dressed staged a march past as the Zambia Army brass band played music.

And President Edgar Lungu has observed the need for all government Ministries to make gender an integral part of their sector plans and budgets.

President Lungu is reminding Ministers to keep in mind the 60th session of the United Nations Commission resolution of integrating gender responsive planning in national plans and budgets.

He states that it is through this gender mainstreaming he thinks the Patriotic Front government’s commitment to sustainable development will be demonstrated.

Speaking today during the commemoration of the International Women’s Day in Lusaka President Lungu also urged stakeholders engaged in gender and women empowerment to partner with government.

President Lungu says this is in creating awareness and implementing the new Gender Equity and Equality ACT, 2015.

He notes that this new law is aimed at promoting gender equity and equality as a cross cutting issue in all spheres of life.

President Lungu is optimistic that if stakeholders and government join hands in this manner a difference can be made in achieving planet 50:50 by 2030.

He says government to this effect has government has put in place a legal framework to allow for 50/50 principle in land allocation.

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  1. This marching nonsense is still with us. I might be seen to be harsh, but educate me, it achieves what

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    • Zambian women have on right in Zambia. They are either insulted, clobbered or stripped naked in broad daylight by Zambian men. Now they have resulted to bleaching their skin and wearing indian or brazillian hair in order to attract foreign men who treat them with dignity. Last time i checked a Zambian man was announcing to patrons in a bar that he was going to sleep out on Valentines day! No wonder Zambian women working with or for foreigners have started to cheat on their husbands.

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    • MEANT TO TYPE ………………Zambian women have NO rights in Zambia. They are either insulted, clobbered or stripped naked in broad daylight by Zambian men. Now they have resulted to bleaching their skin and wearing indian or brazillian hair in order to attract foreign men who treat them with dignity. Last time i checked a Zambian man was announcing to patrons in a bar that he was going to sleep out on Valentines day! No wonder Zambian women working with or for foreigners have started to cheat on their husbands.

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    • It’s a waste of time. Doing it simply because it has been done so. Ask those matching, you won’t get any reasonable answer.

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    • I like the simplicity of Zambians. Who need Prozac in a happy place like that! I like how they have parades for everything.

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    • The one with a brown handbag…I can chew with impunity….nice round booty!

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  2. Zambian women have on right in Zambia. They are either insulted, clobbered or stripped naked in broad daylight by Zambian men. Now they have resulted to bleaching their skin and wearing indian or brazillian hair in order to attract foreign men who treat them with dignity.

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  3. The marching looks good but my preoccupation is how we can make these two useless parties, PF and UPND off the Zambian landscape and make them extinct.I am scheming

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    • Exactly my thoughts. The two must be trashed! We can surely come up with better alternatives.

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  4. Sound theme indeed, but…
    1.what exactly is inclusiveness in economic participation?
    2.what is sustainable development?
    Usually, if not always, it all starts and ends with good themes. Tomorrow, the speech reader will not even remember what the theme was.

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  5. Someone there at National Heroes stadium, tell the boys to jack up, Iris is waiting to give them a hug.

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  6. Looking at the picture of beautiful happy women, this must have been a resounding success! Obviously no one missed those donkeys from UPNDonkey womens league. That chi Namakau Kabwiku women would have spoilt the beautiful pictures if she appeared here. Thank God she wasnt there! Those are only fit to parade for their male donkeys or is it bulls?

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    • You are busy wanking about iris, that’s why your tear gas went off, ndiye vuto of hiring pforce for security.

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  7. The UN Secretary Gen was in Kenya to mark women’s day,Microsoft CEO launched windows 10 in Kenya,Facebook CEO went to Kenya to see their ICT sector and Japanese PM held the 1st TICAD conference on African soil in Kenya.

    Zambia ,Zambia ,Zambia why do we keep being overlooked for important occasions and by important guests? Is Kenya that more important than Zambia or what do we get wrong?

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    • We have no leaders. What you’re seeing is objective judgement by independent people around the globe. When Zambians wake up and start taking their country seriously through their actions, important visitors will be attracted and they will want to be part of the success.

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  8. Ati “Be like Sunzu.” Go and get married to Sunzu if you are not happy with your man. Atase. Whose wife if the woman with this poster?

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  9. Well done boys! Iris will come to your hotel tomorrow morninng after your breakfast to give you the hug that I promised you.

    To the rest of Zambians, the boys have done it again under the wise and able leadership of His Excellent the only President of the Republic of Zambia Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu.

    As for hh, you see now with your gibberish language you are missing the excitement just because of fear of His Excellent your President.

    Congrats boys, keep it up all the way to the chikombe!

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  10. The “”Be like Sunzu” placard destroyed the meaning of womens day. This day is not about buying women expensive presents, its about appreciating the role women play in society and the realization that them to are equal partners in development and hence they should be respected and supported. But disappointingly they have used it as a platform to to siphon material wealthy from men who are struggling to make ends meet. Shame on you!!

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  11. Isn’t the mayour of livingstone not from UPND? I saw him gracing today’s women’s day celebrations. If he is UPND then he is a great man, I exempt him from the UPNDonkeys the way I have exempted that great lady Hon Kasune. If all UPNDonkeys can come back to their senses, I will remove the donkey tag, I promise okay?

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  12. I hope United Dunderheads and their second IC are taking note of this! No more GBV! But it appears beating women is in the DNA of United Dunderheads- you can see it even in the way Hungry Hyena addresses his women party members such as that Nalumangu aka Zwide the witchdoctor (for those that recall Shaka Zulu tv series). Also sadly in the way they send their women supporters to be in the front line whilst they are off sipping champagne. Lastly the womanising ways of United Dunderhead Mps must be brought to the attention of the nation- these cretins have finished all the ladies in their strong holds.

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  13. Don’t say Zambia please say pf cadres and women because we in upnd and all sensible citizens are mourning the loss of lives caused by your failure to ensure food security which led to the stampede.

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  14. Ati “International women’s day” ? That sounds like gender discrimination to me ,where’s international men’s day you people?

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  15. @NewEvilZombie charity begins at home ask your fake millionaire ex privitisation crook and kafupi Zamtrop chola boy Hungry Hyena (HH) to donate even 10 percent of his ill begotten riches to even his poor workers that go underpaid and work without simple protective clothing! I’ve passed several times through Namwala and have seen the state of your Sa.tan.ist leader’s poor workers or better to call them slaves! A very sad sight! Let the Ministry of Labour pay this Human Hyena a visit I pray!
    #CageHHandGBVforTheViolence

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  16. Very vision less woman,the whole lot of her leaving home with such a placard ati ‘ be like Sunzu show your wife love’ . Work for your own wants woman,why wait or look for man that can buy you stuff and you think its always love.Gold digger

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  17. I think in Zambia printing posters and sign writing must be very cheap may be the cheapest in the region …why? Because dullards and Kaponyas are doing it. How can you trivalise the day with such ill – thought of posters…utter embarrassment!!
    Wake up!!

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  18. So International Women’s Day in Zambia has been reduced to the criteria of how many men can buy their wives expensive gifts? How despicable! The day is for more serious reflection on the gender dynamics, responsibility, respect and allowing the potential of women to flourish without hindrance.

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  19. @rain ulichipuba WHY COMMENT LIKE THAT ON MY WIFE OF 10YEARS WITH 4 CHILDREN, MIND YOUR LANGUAGE I WILL CASTRATE YOU IF U EVER GO NEAR HER

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  20. The President could not afford those women who died in the food stamped with a moment of silence but only those who were killed due to gender based Violence.
    It is the poverty levels and hard economic challenges causing these cases of GBV.
    Actually a national mourning would have been declared for those women who died in food stamped.
    Where are the Women groups you are silent on your fellow women being abused by Police and hunger.

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  21. @Marjory, am with you. I have never seen women where I live do the marching. In Africa they just want to parade the women who are wearing ambi and Indian hair thinking that that is beauty

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  22. Life is beautiful in its original form but not cosmetically beautiful as regrettably seen in Zambia.

    Zambian beauty is deception of the ugliest order. Be natural dear Zambian Women and happy Women’s Day!!

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  23. My fellow women our husbands are good if we do what they want, not completion wth them. I have learnt something.

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  24. Women, best wealth is wealth acquired on your own. Plus remember material stuff is not the most important. Now, Mr President learn to budget for things and not just yelling uncoordinated orders. Never heard of a president here in the west who just wakes up and starts ordering his minister to do A or B , stop the nonsense! I’m not convinced you legally got a degree at UNZA because you words and actions don’t show that you’re capable.

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  25. what the hell is that guy doing in the middle of women? hope he isn’t…………………………..

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