THE Zambia Centre for Communication Project (ZCCP) – Kwatu has called for concerted efforts from all stakeholders in the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Luapula Province
ZCCP – Kwatu Deputy Chief of Party Rita Nachidze made the call during a multi-disciplinary management of Gender Based Violence cases workshop held in Nchelenge district.
Ms. Nachidze said ZCCP – Kwatu is a government project with financial support from USAID PEPFAR and her organization is supplementing government’s effort in reducing GBV cases in the province.
She said the training in case management of GBV survivors will help stakeholders deal with GBV issues in a professional manner.
Ms. Nachidze added that the fight against GBV should take a multisectoral approach hence the need for concerted efforts from all stakeholders.
She said almost all the districts in the province have one stop centres which have the capacity and skills to handle GBV related issues.
The Deputy Chief of Party disclosed that the project will run for five years in all the 12 districts and expects cases of GBV to reduce in the province by the end of the project.
Meanwhile, District Administrative Officer Katele Lengwe who officially closed the workshop appreciated the American people through USAID PEPFAR and the implementing organization ZCCP – Kwatu for investing in training different actors in the management of GBV.
Mr. Lengwe said the benefits of investing in training of a multi-disciplinary team are enormous as the trainees will be able to transfer knowledge through orientations to other staff.
And one of the participants Abraham Bupe who is also District Health Director for Mwansabombwe district said preventing GBV will also help in preventing HIV transmission
The five days training workshop drew participants from four districts namely Nchelenge, Chiengi, Kawambwa and Mwansabombwe. – ZANIS.