World Vision's National Director for Zambia, John Hasse, urges all actors to take action against Gender-Based Violence (GBV). GBV is detrimental to household and community development, destroys families and weakens communities. It can also cause lifelong damage to girls and women.
"As we observe the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence this year, I want to thank you for your relentless efforts in ensuring that girls and women live an environment without violence", he says. "The time to act is now! Every girl and every woman deserves to live free of fear. This is only possible through actions that work to shift social norms, guide and educate communities - including men and boys - to help create a world where a future free of fear can be possible for all."
Together, we can end violence against women and girls in Zambia.
To learn more about World Vision's work to address violence against children across the world, click here.