Zambia National Women’s Lobby (ZNWL) is pleased with Government’s decision to introduce the Gender Equity and Equality bill.
This is indeed a step in the right direction for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls as the bill once passed into law will among other things guide Government in promoting equality between men and women in all sectors of development.
The Gender Equality and Equity law will also guarantee more resource allocation to issues of gender and provide a legal basis for Government to compel the private sector to mainstream gender in their institutions.
We therefore urge all Members of Parliament to support this bill when it is introduced in 0Parliament as a stepping stone to the attainment of gender equality at all levels in Zambia. Countries that have achieved gender parity in development are those that have introduced such legal instruments.
We also implore the Government to continue facilitating the empowerment of women as this is the only way sustainable and equitable development can be attained.
BEAUTY KATEBE (MS)
ZAMBIA NATIONAL WOMEN’S LOBBY BOARD CHAIRPERSON.