This project seeks to work with three rural communities in Zambia to ensure women and children live free of Gender Based Violence and Its traumatic effects. The level of poverty in rural Zambia is high and this leads to early marriage where there exists high levels of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, risks associated with early childbirth and the spread of HIV. Data indicates almost half of all Zambian women, aged 15 years and above, have experienced physical violence.
The project will enable the mapping-out of survivor-care support and referral services to ensure that victims of gender-abuse have knowledge of where to get professional support. It will also use a model of working through “Champions” as agents of change at community level, to ensure sustainable behavioural change.