ZAMBIA: Women and Maternal Mortality

ZAMBIA: Women and Maternal Mortality

BRENDA ZULU – The Times of Zambia (via All.Africa.com) – Friday, 11 March, 2011 (originally published 9 March) TOO many women are suffering and dying from complications of pregnancy and childbirth in Zambia. These women are in the reproductive age group of 15 to 49 years. Most of these deaths occur amongst the poorest in […]

Zambian TV Ads Threaten Women’s Gains

Zambian TV Ads Threaten Women’s Gains

Valentine Chanda – IPS – Inter Press Service – Wednesday, 2 March, 2011 (originally published 28 Feb) LUSAKA, Feb 28, 2011 (IPS/SNS) – Five years since Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was elected president in Liberia, it appears there is a systematic campaign to remind African women that their place is still in the kitchen. And advertisers of […]

Acid Crime Survival Zambia

Acid Crime Survival Zambia

Women face extreme violence from acid   Correspondent SALLY CHIWAMA – WNN Features Lusaka, ZAMBIA: “You have to “grow” crocodile skin to clean the wounds of an acid survivor. The worst ordeal was while in the hospital, as the skin kept peeling off. “I didn’t realize that the tongue skin was also peeling off. The […]