Chief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya
Chief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya

Government is concerned with reports of sexual harassment in higher learning institutions and workplaces.

Information and Broadcasting Minister, Dora Siliya says there is a lot of sexual harassment in institutions of learning, workplaces and even in homes.

Ms. Siliya says with the new technology, people should take advantage to shame men who prey on girls and young women.

Ms. Siliya was speaking when officials from Plan International and one of the girls, Betty Ryan, visited her office on Thursday.

The visit was to interact with the Minister and officials from the Ministry to learn the role of the ministry in ensuring gender sensitivity in the media and development as part of the commemoration of International Day of the Girl Child, which falls on 11th October 2019.

Meanwhile, Ms. Siliya said the Zambian film and theatre industry provides an opportunity to contribute to the national development.

And Betty, 19, a University of Zambia -UNZA-Student, thanked the Minister for the opportunity accorded to her to appreciate how the ministry of information and broadcasting operates.

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  1. Yes Government should look into it. Look closely at Zambia Institute For Tourism and Hospitality Studies/Fairview Hotel. I hear there is a he goat there that takes advantage of the girl child and he seems to take pleasure in punishing male students by under marking them

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    • “”Degrees for sex”” AND promotions have been there for long time. There are lots of women working today who had offered their bodies for degrees. You will find them in top financial institutions of this country. You will find them in govt.

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    • God gave us special gifts and strengths as means of achieving our life goals. We women are gifted with beauty and sexual attributes and apperances that are appealing to men. What is wrong in using those attributes to achieve our life goals??????

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  2. More like food for sex. And who is to blame for the hunger in Zambia? My zambian exes always brought people to our dates and expected me to pay. Meanwhile my white wife takes me out for dinner and pays . The little gestures really help that is why I have just bought her another house in Lusaka

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  3. AS PART OF GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENT POLICIES THAT CURB SUCH YOU DON’T TELL US YOU ARE CONCERNED SO THAT WE DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. THIS GOVERNMENT IS LIKE FOOTBALL FANS THEY ARE GOOD AT TELLING US HOW BAD WE ARE PERFORMING FORGGETTING THEY ARE THE PLAYERS. CURB THE NOISE ACT

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  4. Yes Government and HPCZ should look into it. Look closely at Zambian Royal Medical University. I hear there are he goats there that take advantage of the female students by leaking the test and examination questions in their offices whilst taking our thighs and having lecturers at night and weekends so they alone in the college.

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  5. Sexual harassment is real and it gets worse by the day.
    The ever increasing poverty levels and lack of opportunities make it worse. From institutions higher learning when it graduates it goes to work places too. I heard it also enjoys political privileges in various political parties.
    Let’s not forget sexist attitudes and beliefs lead to sexist behaviors which are common in the Christian holy books, they promote sexual harassment in some way.

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  6. Sexual harassment is a mental problem. Workers should mindful of their dressing. Dress code for men and women should be introduced at work place. Mini skirts and muscle t-shirts should not be condoned. These are recipes for sexual harassment.Psychologically, men are easily defeated when a woman puts on something seductive. A shabbily dressed individual will be a prey of sexual harassment. Human Resource practitioners should devise a policy that deters workers from dressing poorly. A work place is not an environment for competition on who dresses nicely or not. Workers should be each others keeper. Mini skirts and muscle t-shirts should be left in the street not work place.

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  7. Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

    There is s€xual abuse and harassment in every aspect of Zambian society. The politicians are the worst who abuse their power and government resources to prey on young girls the age of their grandchildren. And don’t get me started on the ‘s£x for prayers’ by fake pastors, priests and so called prophets. Yes schools from primary, secondary and all the way to university the problem is really sickening. This is a country where you have lots of hyp0crites pretending to be Christians when they are very imm0ral. Look into institutions of learning but also spread out into every fibre of society, and while you are at it, check what is happening at that br0thel called Parliament Motel.

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  8. Madam Siliya tell us how you got that job at ZNBC straightfrom grade 12 and your only child your son was born.

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