So far, we have already an awareness campaign called 'I Care About Her' in four districts, which has caused men to better understand the impact of violence against women, and demonstrate greater respect for their wives. Significantly more cases of violence are already being report to police, demonstrating that women are more confident about speaking out. The scheme has been endorsed by the Zambian First Lady and government ministers, and now we are replicating the campaign in more districts across the country.
We aims to train 35 community volunteers to train 15,000 people in two years on the promotion of women's rights, support existing counselling centres to help sexual violence survivors, and help student groups to spearhead a violence prevention campaign. We intend to train people to work with boys in schools to help them understand the issues, and engage celebrities to help encourage discussions about violence against women. We hope to work with magistrates and court officials to hold discussions about sexual violence and conduct analysis of court cases to assess rulings on violence
against women, and advocate for the law to be amended to include sanctions for perpetrators.