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Today is the first entry into my journal. I am excited about this site becasue of the freedom it will give me to right about issues affecting people in my country.
It is not easy to tell the world what is exactly happening in ones country because of fear of what others may perceive of that country. But as journalist whose mission is to inform, educate and entertain, while it is my duty to tell it as it is.
My passion for making people's lives better is rootly embedded in me because i have seen what lack of knowledge and information can do to people coupled with the fact that i live and interact with people from different backgrounds.
I have seen people, women, children the elderly being marginalised becasue they are ignorant of many issues concerning their lives.
So today is a great day for me because this is a journey to bettering the lives of women, the poor and children.
Till tomorrow its choa.
CK

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jadefrank's picture

TODAY!

This is a great day indeed! Today the world can hear your voice. Keep writing sister, we are listening and waiting to hear more of your story, and the story of women and girls in Zambia.

In friendship,
Jade

djcalina's picture

human rights

It is funny sometimes how we take for granted the value for human rights. I was in parliament on Wednesday evening and there was a motion that was moved by our former vice president who was urging government to review the human rights curricilum for law enforcement agencies in the country.
I can state that this motion was thrown out becasue of various reasons that were given by parliamentarians.
However this made me think about the many injustices that women are faced with in terms of human rights, from homes to communitites to work places. One parliamentarian reminded the former veep of how he and his government refused to enact a law that would protect children from abuse. She said the motion she presented to parliament was moved in good faith adn that she it was a way for children to be protected.
After what happended in parliament i thought to myself and said there is serious need for political will if the injustices faced by women in the country are to be tackled.
It is unfair that children are sexually abused and the law is still vague about what should happen to offenders. I think most mothers do not know about the lasting eefects of such traumatic experiences becasue no one reaches out to them to counsel and educate them. For many it is about moving on and in trying to this they forget about the innocent child who will remain scared by the experience.
I really want to help children and women in my country and my sister told me that it starts with one step and eventually you will not know how many you have helped.
Human rights are for all and they allow people to live a dignified life even in poverty.
CK.

Caroline Kalombe
Reporter
Zambia Daily Mail
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