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PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has stated that the perception of Gender Based Violence-GBV, tilted towards women as victims is gradually changing as men are also subjected to the vice

GBV TILTING TOWARDS MEN – HH

PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has stated that the perception of Gender Based Violence-GBV, tilted towards women as victims is gradually changing as men are also subjected to the vice.

Hichilema has highlighted that in 2023, government provided Counseling and Legal Support to 7819 victims of GBV, with 5,056 being females and 2763 males.

He notes that GBV undermines the health, dignity and self-esteem of victims, hence the need to curb the vice, while also continuing to report acts of GBV to relevant authorities.

Hichilema was speaking in Parliament, Friday morning, when delivering his constitutional mandated speech on the Progress made in implementation of National Values and Principles.

And Mazabuka Resident, Nelly Muchimba, has encouraged married couples not to resort to violent behavior when faced with challenges.

The number of GBV reported cases increased to 42, 965 in 2023 from 33,536 in 2022, in which acts of violence in some cases resulted in loss of lives.