The System that Should Protect, Endangers: A Domestic Violence Survivor’s Account

Gender Based Violence is a social ill that can destroy you physically, emotionally and psychologically. I am lucky to be alive to tell my story after spending sixteen years in a violent and abusive marriage, and bringing up children in such an environment. I have permanent scars physically and psychologically. I have developed bald patches…

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Robbed by Violent Husbands: Zambia´s Female Vendors.

Monica Nale* 43, is a “chicken cuts” and tomatoes vendor in the popular Kuku Market, in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka. Her husband, pretending to be supportive, gathers dirty coal to lure customers who throng to Monica`s stall. Monica´s chicken business alone is the most prosperous inside the market, racks 360000 Zambia Kwacha ($70) in weekly profits.…

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