Government of the Republic of Zambia- United Nations Development Programme , Programme for the Promotion and Protection of Women’s and Children’s Rights in Zambia

About the Programme

The Programme for the Promotion and Protection of Women and Children’s rights in Zambia has a long-term goal of reducing Gender imbalances in political, social and economic spheres in the Country. This expected to be achieved through gender responsive policies, legal and institutional frameworks in the MGCD, Priority Line Ministries and key non-state actor organisations. This Programme outcome is expected to be achieved through following four (4) interrelated outcomes:

Outcome 1: Provisions of the CEDAW and CRC/ACRWC domesticated and provisions of the Anti-GBV Act implemented

Outcome 2: Policies and Programmes in four priority sectors (Lands, Agriculture, Health and Education) are  reviewed and developed in conformity to gender audit, CEDAW and CRC recommendations, and Anti-GBV Act.

Outcome 3: MGCD and its state and non-state partners have increased participation of women in political and civic spheres of development.

Outcome 4: MGCD has coordinated a multi-sectoral and evidence based response to gender and child development issues.

 This Programme will build on achievements recorded through the implementation of the Joint Gender Support Programme (JGSP) supported by the Government of the Republic of Zambia; Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands; The Royal Norwegian Embassy; Ireland Aid Zambia and the United Nations System in Zambia. The Programme focused on strengthening the national capacity to mainstream gender in legal, political, economic and social/cultural spheres so that women and men benefit and participate equally in the development process. The Programme will build up on the National Gender Communication Strategy as a vehicle for facilitating change in mindsets and attitudes and serve as a mechanism for implementing advocacy and sensitization Programmes on gender equality and child protection. It is envisaged that this will create sustained support for gender and child responsive development.


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