In his message on the International Women’s Day, the Bishop of Solwezi Diocese who doubles as the Chairman of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) noted that the Church values the role women play in people’s life, adding that women have a “deeper knowledge on who human beings are.”
Making reference to the Vice President in the U.S., Kamala Harris, Bishop Kasonde said that “the world has now realized that women are very important.”
Meanwhile, Catholic Women's League National Chairperson in Zambia, Irene Mileji, has called upon women to fight against early marriages.
In her IWD report by the ZCCB, Mrs. Mileji said that the battle against gender inequalities in society cannot be won if women do not rise up and put an end to early marriages.
“You are charging high bridal prices for your girl child as a business. Stop that and look at love. That is not fair,” the Catholic Women's League official in Zambia said.
According to ZCCB March 12 report, Mrs. Mileji said parents should look at the love their child is going to enjoy in a marriage and not money.
She further encouraged women to take their children to school instead of marrying them off at an early age.
Agnes Aineah is a Kenyan journalist with a background in digital and newspaper reporting. She holds a Master of Arts in Digital Journalism from the Aga Khan University, Graduate School of Media and Communications and a Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics, Media and Communications from Kenya's Moi University. Agnes currently serves as a journalist for ACI Africa.
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