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Archive for the ‘Zambia’ Category

Linda Community hosts launch of “I Care About Her!” Grassroots Campaign.

Monday, October 14th, 2013 Posted in Countries, English, Issues, Women's rights, Zambia | No Comments »

Story and Photo Credit : “I Care About Her!” campaign newsletter, Oxfam Zambia [caption id="attachment_2740" align="aligncentre" width="420" caption=" Oxfam Country Director , Ms Nellie Nyang’wa gives the keynote speech"][/caption] Friday 27th September was a very inspiring afternoon. The people of ...

Mainstreaming Gender in SADC Trade Policies.

Monday, July 15th, 2013 Posted in English, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Women's rights, Zambia, Zimbabwe | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_2740" align="aligncentre" width="410" caption=" Women Cross Border Trade Associations representatives after a successful forum. Credit: Sifiso Maposa"][/caption] The Southern Africa Trust in collaboration with Southern Africa Cross Border Traders Association (SACBTA) supported by Oxfam has been holding talks ...

Zambian media to champion the Men-Rise to stop violence campaign

Monday, December 3rd, 2012 Posted in Countries, English, Women's rights, Zambia | No Comments »

By Misozi Tembo. Media and Communications Coordinator As Oxfam, we believe that violence against women is as a result of power dynamics in various communities. We recognize that women are disadvantaged both physically and socially. Therefore, to address the ...

Our Regional Director’s visit to Mongu, Zambia

Thursday, October 18th, 2012 Posted in Countries, English, Zambia | 1 Comment »

By Olga Ghazaryan Acting Regional Director: Southern Africa [caption id="attachment_2740" align="aligncentre" width="410" caption=" Acting RD Olga Ghazaryan (2nd from left) with Zambia Country Director Mrs Nellie Nyang'wa (centre) and partners."][/caption] I had a fantastic trip to Zambia with unforgettable ...

Women in Construction: Building Zambia brick by brick!

Friday, October 5th, 2012 Posted in Countries, English, Women's rights, Zambia | No Comments »

By Misozi Tembo Media and Communications Coordinator [caption id="attachment_2740" align="aligncentre" width="410" caption="Nela Silishebo: Construction Course Graduate"][/caption] Be it in cities or rural areas, seldom are women seen making bricks or repairing broken toilets. This type of paid work is ...

Life on the edge

Monday, September 19th, 2011 Posted in English, Zambia | No Comments »

By Nicole Johnston Regional Media Coordinator Civil society organisations in Zambia are reaching out to communities across the country to ensure that issues around the delivery of health-care are highlighted in the upcoming elections. Chiawa district lies between two mighty African rivers – ...

Zambia elections 2011: Making health a priority

Friday, August 5th, 2011 Posted in English, Health, Zambia | 1 Comment »

The Zambia general elections are scheduled to be held on 20 September to elect a president and representatives to the National Assembly. Civil society organisations in Zambia have identified the elections as an opportunity to ensure key health issues are ...

Has Zambia really escaped “the poverty trap”?

Monday, July 18th, 2011 Posted in English, Zambia | 2 Comments »

by Monica Mutesa Essential Services Coordinator, Zambia In development circles there was much debate last week when it was announced that Zambia had moved up the World Bank rankings and become a "middle-income country". But the truth is that this "news" remains a ...

Red Light Campaign launches in Zambia

Friday, October 8th, 2010 Posted in English, Zambia | No Comments »

By Sheila Kapungu Gender Programme Coordinator I don’t usually forget those days when I wake up at 5am – precisely because such days are not allowed to occur too frequently in my life (I am one of those people who find ...

Volunteers make the difference in fight against cholera

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 Posted in Countries, English, Zambia | No Comments »

Community health workers have helped reduce the number of cholera cases in the sprawling slum of Kanyama Compound in Lusaka, Zambia, by going door to door and holding impromptu classes at communal water points to spread their message about how ...