Senior Chief Kayembe of Dowa has warned her subjects against human rights violations, especially abuse of girls and women.
The chief said this on Monday during an awareness campaign Girls Empowerment Network (Genet) organised to mark the end of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) at Chinzili Community Day Secondary School ground in the district.
The annual campaign started on November 23 and ended on December 10, which is also the International Human Rights Day.
violence from her jurisdiction to ensure sanity prevails.
“Why must it be my area always? News made headlines of a man who chopped off his wife’s hands. It was here. Recently, a young girl was defiled in detention. That happened in my area as well. why? That is shameful and I do not like it. So, mark my words, you will be arrested and chased from here,” she said.
Genet gender programmes officer Twambilire Kayuni said many girls and women are now speaking out when abused.
Genet is implementing a Ndiulula (I will revealwhat happened/what you did to me) project in conjunction with Oxfam with funding from Comic Relief to empower women and girls to speak out and defend themselves against abuse.n