Zambia: Women matter
Funding target: £192,600. Year 1 of a 2 year project
Almost half of all girls in Zambia suffer from domestic violence, such as sexual abuse, exploitation or rape, before the age of 15. Cultural and social practices in Zambia condone violence against women and contribute to maintaining men in positions of power over women, and weak laws mean that most perpetrators of violence go unpunished. Women are therefore at high risk of contracting sexually-transmitted diseases, including HIV, and those living with abusive and controlling partners are more likely to live in poverty. With your support, we can transform attitudes that condone
violence, in seven districts, working with schools, traditional and religious leaders, and also work with celebrities and the media. We can also push for more effective legislation to end impunity for perpetrators of violence; helping women enjoy the same rights as men.