Alliance Focal Point Organization: Women in Law Southern Africa (WLSA)
Contact Person: Rudo Mooba
Physical Address: No 2 Beit Road Rhodes Park, Lusaka Zambia
Email: mooba.rudo@yahoo.com
Telephone: +260 1 253974/5

View the SADC Gender Protocol Barometer 2013 for Zambia.

Zambia: Equal rights and media freedom

Zambia: Equal rights and media freedom

On the 25 February 2014, the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court acquitted renowned Zambian human rights and HIV activist, Paul Kasonkomona, on charges relating to comments he made on television in support of Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) rights.
In April 2013, Kasonkomona was arrested after he appeared on a Muvi TV programme where he spoke about the need to recognise the rights of vulnerable groups such as LGBTI individuals and sex workers in order to comprehensively address the HIV pandemic

World Council of Churches calls for interfaith summit on climate change

World Council of Churches calls for interfaith summit on climate change

The World Council of Churches (WCC) will this September hold an interfaith summit on climate change in New York. Organised together with Religions for Peace, more than 30 religious leaders will take a united stand to encourage political leaders to address the causes and consequences of climate change.

The interfaith summit is being held immediately before the United Nations (UN) Climate Summit, which aims to galvanise action for climate justice, by reducing emissions and mobilising political will for a meaningful legal agreement in 2015.

Desmond Tutu and Dutch Princess to visit Zambia

Desmond Tutu and Dutch Princess to visit Zambia

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former Archbishop, Desmond Tutu and Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau in the Netherlands will visit Zambia this month to learn about the country’s best practices in combating child, early and forced marriage.

Zambia Alliance village and country workshop reports

These reports set out building blocks for the Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance in Botswana led by the Alliance focal network in collaboration with Gender Links and the Alliance Secretariat. The strategy sought to host national meetings to canvass the Barometer, develop fact sheets, enlist champions for the 28 targets of the SADC Gender Protocol […]

Zambia Barometer 2013 Chapter 7 HIV and AIDS

Zambia is one of the countries with the highest adult HIV prevalence rates (12.5%).
The country’s overall SGDI score is 56% based on empirical evidence while the overall citizen’s score based on perceptions is 76%.

SADC Gender Protocol 2013 Barometer Zambia

SADC Gender Protocol 2013 Barometer Zambia

GL invites you to engage with the country Barometer during the Sixteen Days of activism, and post your comments online, in the comment box under each chapter. MAKE YOUR VOICE COUNT by reading a chapter each day and posting your comments! Executive Summary Chapter 1: Constitutional and legal rights Chapter 2: Governance Chapter 3: Education […]

Zambia Barometer 2013: Chapter 11 Gender and climate change

Climate change will affect all countries but its impacts will be spread differently among different regions and different groups of people.
Zambia is prone to floods and prolonged drought.

Zambia Barometer 2013: Chapter 10 Implementation

Thirteen out of 15 countries have signed the SADC Gender Protocol. Botswana and Mauritius remain the only two countries that have not signed but there are positive signs that they may do so.
Zambia has signed and ratified the SGP. It has also deposited its instruments.

Zambia Barometer 2013: Chapter 9 Media, information and communication

Zambia’s SGDI score on media is 63%, seven percent lower than the citizen’s score of 70% that is based on perceptions.

Zambia Barometer 2013: Chapter 8 Peace building and conflict resolution

Overall, citizens scored government’s performance at 73% based on their perceptions on progress made so far in meeting targets of the SGP. This puts the country at number four out of the 15 countries in the SADC region.

Zambia Barometer 2013: Chapter 6 Health

The SGDI for health is 59%, a seven percentage point increase from 2012 (52%). The country ranks ninth out of the 15 SADC countries.

Zambia Barometer 2013: Chapter 5 Gender based violence

Citizens scored government’s performance at 73% based on perceptions of progress made against the GBV targets set for 2015 in the SGP. This places the country at number five out of the 15 SADC countries.