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“I Care About Her!” Champions Are Talking Again

October 15th, 2013 by Posted in Countries, Education, English, Women's rights, Zambia

Story and Photo Credit : “I Care About Her!” Campaign Newsletter, Oxfam Zambia

 Oxfam Gender Justice Coordinator Emmanuel Ngulube (centre) with the I Care About Her! Presenters Mutale Chileshe (left) and Raymond Havwala on the TV set

Oxfam Gender Justice Coordinator Emmanuel Ngulube (centre) with the I Care About Her! Presenters
Mutale Chileshe (left) and Raymond Havwala on the TV set

TV Set? Check. Promo and Montage ? Check. Male Presenters and panellists? Check. Topics? Check. Camera, lights and sound? Check. Then it’s ACTION!

That was the build up to the second season of “I Care About Her!” campaign men’s discussions on both national radio and television on Saturday 14th September. The live discussions feature men from different walks of life committed to engaging other men to join them in taking action to stop violence against women and girls. The programme is hosted by a news journalist Mutale Chileshe of Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) and Young Women’s Christian Association’s Men’s Network Coordinator, Raymond Havwala on television. On Radio, Raymond co hosts with the very capable journalist Irene Kabeke Banda of ZNBC.

 The hosts, Mutale Chileshe and Raymond Havwala..

The hosts, Mutale Chileshe and Raymond Havwala.

Both programmes are now in their fourth week of broadcast and the topics that have been discussed include: ‘A Call To Men To Take Action On Stopping Violence Against Women’ as well as ‘ The Impact Of Rape and Defilement of Women and Girls on Fathers or Male Relations. ‘

Feedback from mostly male telephone callers is that the programme is very relevant and timely. One caller, Benson Bwalya from Northern Province remarked that, “It is refreshing to see ordinary men on live TV making a strong stand on protecting women and girls, this is definitely the right step in creating a safe and violent free Zambia” .

 Raymond Havwala moderating the live discussion.width=

Raymond Havwala moderating the live discussion

  1. 2 Responses to ““I Care About Her!” Champions Are Talking Again”

  2. By Emmanuel on May 21, 2014

    Having visited the champions in Rufunsa, Kafue, Mazabuka, Choma, Namwala and kazungula, I have learnt a lot and got strenghtened/ enriched with massive efforts champions are doing in communities. bravo champions. We are destined to change these negative attitudes among men and boys towards women and girls.

  3. By Emmanuel on May 21, 2014

    My visitation and accompaniment interaction revealed a lot of issues and challenges that will build our review meetings for better programming. All this was done between 12th to the 20th of May 2014.

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