Zambia is one of the most highly urbanized countries in sub-Saharan Africa with 44% of the population concentrated in a few urban areas along the major transport corridors, while rural areas are sparsely populated. Unemployment and underemployment in urban areas are serious problems, while most rural Zambians are subsistence farmers.
The Zambia National Women’s League (ZNWL) Men’s Network Project is the coordinator of the in-country MenEngage Network. In the last two years, the Network has been expanding outside Lusaka.
Organisations that are part of the network are:
What do they do
Some of the activities include:
Target group for activities are:
As a result we have seen that:
The sensitisation so far has recorded a reasonably number of unique success stories. For instance the Men and Boys Campfires conferences that are conducted have proved to be so popular. Some of the victims of violence have been linked with the Zambia Police Service for prosecution of offenders. The Boys Network has been instrumental in reaching other boys in schools and communities. In schools the boys’ network members have been able to report cases of violence against girls because they have been equipped with knowledge on sexual violence.
Contact person for country network