By Sarah Muwanga ZAMBIA joined the rest of the world to commemorate the 2010 16 days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. George Kunda officially launched the 16 days on November 25, in a grand ceremony at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka.
However the most important thing is to prevent cases of sexual abuse to occur in the first place for prevention is better than cure.
Government and civil society organisations should come up with more strategies to prevent the crime.
Culture, he said, should serve the purpose of our existence and make people live a better life in modern times.
A National Action Plan on GBV has been developed and launched here in Zambia to ensure coordinated response to the fight against GBV.
In addition government has developed a National Gender Communication Strategy which aims at changing attitudes and behaviors of society in order to reduce gender imbalances.