African Union Girls Summit, Lusaka, Zambia

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Every year, millions of women and girls  are subject to harmful traditional practices such as child, early and forced marriage. If current trends continue, in the next decade 14.2 million girls under the age of 18 will be married every year, with most living in low and middle-income countries.  Tradition, security, poverty and unequal gender roles are some of the leading causes of child marriage, with the highest prevalence of child marriage occuring in Africa. On  26 and 27 November 2015, the African Union, in partnership with the Government of Zambia hosted the inaugural African Girls Summit on Ending Child Marriage in Africa.
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Kabwata Cultural Village, Lusaka, Zambia

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Kabwata Cultural Village is located on  Burma Road in Lusaka. The tiny village is aimed at tourists and foreign visitors wishing to purchase souvenirs and African Inspired Pieces.The village includes several thatched huts from where the traders sell their hand made souvenirs and crafts. The huts or ‘rondavels’ were built in the 1930’s and 1940’s by the colonial government for housing for single male labourers. Some of the huts have been saved to house artists from across Zambia. Continue reading “Kabwata Cultural Village, Lusaka, Zambia”