- Men who suffer gender-based violence at the hands of their spouses or partners can now undergo therapy in Eastern Province, Zambia
- The comfort centre has a membership of 30 male gender-based violence survivors
- Most of the victims of gender-based violence are those financially unstable
A comfort centre offering therapy to men who suffer gender-based violence at the hands of their spouses or partners has been opened in Eastern Province, Zambia.
The comfort centre, which is first of its kind, has a membership of 30 male gender-based violence survivors.
According to Zambia Daily Mail, the centre has started operating in Lundazi, Lumezi and Kasefu.
Legit.ng gathers that the centre has so far counselled gender-based violence survivors whose rights were violated at the hands of their women, project coordinator Pharaoh Mtonga said.
He said: “We are helping to resolve GBV cases among the men who mostly conceal their problems for fear of being perceived as being weak by society."
According to Mtonga, the notable cause of problems in most cases is high temperament by men, which is mostly sparked by their failure to provide finances to their wives.
He said most of the victims are those financially unstable.
In other news, parents in Zambia have been lying about their daughters' age in order to get them married at an early age.
The disclosure was made by World Vision Zambia End Child Marriage Campaign coordinator, James Zimba.
According to Zimba, most parents in rural areas do not have birth certificates for their children.
Zimba said there has been an increase in child marriages countrywide in 2020.
He said parents in Northern, Central, Luapula and Eastern provinces are guilty of falsifying their daughters' age.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a video emerged on social media in which a Nigerian lady could be seen crying and begging compatriots to come to her rescue as she is trapped in Oman.
The lady, who disclosed she is working in the Middle East country, said trouble started for her when she asked her employer for her salary.
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