22 April 2016 - On 8 April, the Government of Zambia adopted a national strategy to end child marriage, joining a growing list of countries thinking long-term about how to address a practice that disempowers millions of girls and women each year.

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MWENDA, 22 September 2015 - Sheltering from the midday heat in her yellow-painted bungalow, Chieftainess Mwenda speaks passionately about her mission to end child marriage in Zambia, starting first in her own chiefdom.

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25 JULY 2015 - First Lady Esther Lungu has warned that Zambia is doing itself a de-service by denying children with disabilities an opportunity to participate in day-to-day activities.

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19 April 2013 - In the eyes of many, the sight of a street child sends shivers of heartless, wicked, uncultured, dangerous, brutal and potentially-harmful beings.

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31 October 2012 - The Government is in the process of reviewing the National Child Policy to make it responsive to the needs of the children, Gender and Child Development Minister Inonge Wina has said.

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Speaker of the National Assembly, Patrick Matibini, has called on Members of Parliament (MPs) to help combat gender-based violence in Zambia.

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Pneumonia remains the leading cause of death among children under five years of age, with HIV contributing a large share to the burden of disease. But since the 1980s, there has been no updated knowledge of what causes child-hood pneumonia. A new international study involving about 12 000 children is investigating the causes of this disease.

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Labour and Social Security Minister, Austin Liato has described child labour as a social, human right and economic issue which should be addressed by all interest groups.

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First Lady Thandiwe Banda has called on the corporate world to invest in the well-being of disabled children to ensure a brighter future for the nation.

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Every minute, somewhere in the world, a child goes blind according to the World Health Organization. Three in five poor children who go blind are likely to die within two years of losing their sight - yet half of cases of childhood blindness are avoidable.

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