47 percent of women in Zambia have experienced GBV

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General Nursing Council President Dr. Lonia Mwape(r) and General Nursing Council Registrar Aaron Banda(l) presenting the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan to the Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Dr. Jabbin Mulwanda(c) during the official launch of the General Nursing Council Strategic Plan
General Nursing Council President Dr. Lonia Mwape(r) and General
Nursing Council Registrar Aaron Banda(l) presenting the 2016-2020
Strategic Plan to the Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Dr.
Jabbin Mulwanda(c) during the official launch of the General Nursing
Council Strategic Plan

Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Jabbin Mulwanda has revealed that 47 percent of women in Zambia have experienced Gender Based Violence and out of the reported cases 10 percent are sexual GBV.

Dr. Mulwanda stated that less than 40 percent of the sexually abused report late hence do not have access to health facilities.

He was speaking at the launch of a campaign called Every Hour Matters organized by World Vision and PEPFAR with other cooperating companies today.

The Every Hour Matters Campaign is a global advocacy campaign to raise awareness and spark action around the critical need for post-rape care.

The campaign amplifies a critical but little known message ‘every hour matters ‘for survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV).

He added that the campaign creates awareness of the one stop centers which offer key health services to the GBV survivors.

Dr. Mulwanda explained that GBV survivors have 72 hours to receive Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) to prevent HIV infection and 120 hours to receive Emergency Contraceptives (EC) to prevent unwanted pregnancy.

He said all the preventive medicines are available in the one stop centers at no fee.

And World Vision Director for Integrated Programs Wezi Kaira explained that the campaign calls on national and community leaders to ensure comprehensive services are available in all communities.

He said most women do not have information of the health services they may benefit in an event of a sexually violence.

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    • I really wonder which tribe you are, you who beat or rappe women. Ba coward mwebo.
      As far as I remember I learnt in grade 5 that girls/women are so soulful, loving and nice to hold. Just like Ba Mizinge Tembo remembers his woman, Jitanda.
      Even those hard-core Bana maliketi, I know they insult just for fun. If you insult back like …”mummy ndemikata ku mabele”, the all scenario turns to laughter and romance.
      Just stop beating women baffikkala.

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  1. This is not only about women. Many men who are victims do not report abuses on them for fear of embarrassment and stigma that they will be perceived weak. The plight of many men who are silently dying due emotional trauma at the hands of abusive women should also be investigated and an equal campaign encouraging report be conducted. There are also underlying, immediate and fundamental factors that cause GBV which need to be identified and addressed than just addressing symptoms.

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  2. yesterday neighbour was fighting with her wife and he was badly injured he was beaten with a bottle in his head which left a big cut….what happened to the landlord reported the matter at the police….as iam talking ryt now the wife is in custard. shes inside.

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