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Time to address low community participation in sustainable environmental management
September 26, 2017

Time to address low community participation in sustainable environmental ...

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Author: Panos Institute South Africa's Vusumuzi Sifile, September 26 2017 - Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) presents remarkable opportunities for boosting environmental sustainability, contributing to poverty eradication ...

Communication initiative to address fish depletion, promote livelihood diversification
March 21, 2017

Communication initiative to address fish depletion, promote livelihood ...

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Author: Panos Institute Southern Africa's Lilian Saka-Kiefer, on April 19 2017 - Fishing is one of the most relied upon livelihood activities for communities around rivers and lakes.  Fish features prominently on the diet of many ...

Empower women to fully participate in addressing development issues that affect them
March 8, 2017

Empower women to fully participate in addressing development issues that ...

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Author: Mamoletsane Khati, originally posted on March 8 2017 - The theme for International Women’s Day 2017 is #BeBoldForChange. The theme encourages us to challenge the socio-economic, political and cultural barriers towards women ...

Towards 16 days of activism against GBV: Championing the Right to Decent work for women at work in commercial farms
November 23, 2016

Towards 16 days of activism against GBV: Championing the Right to Decent ...

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Author: Lilian Kiefer, November 23 2016 - As we approach the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence (GBV), action must be urgently taken to address the lack of respect for the right to decent work for women who work in the commercial ...

Traditional Leaders: Leading from the front in protecting Children
October 11, 2016

Traditional Leaders: Leading from the front in protecting Children

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Author: Lilian Kiefer, October 19 2016 - Nelson Mandela once said if we fail to take care of our children, then we cannot claim to be a nation at all. He said children are a nation’s greatest treasure, and that those who abuse children “tear ...

Need to address the trauma from sexual abuse critical
May 25, 2016

Need to address the trauma from sexual abuse critical

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Author: PSAf Executive Director Lilian Kiefer, May 25 2016 - In many parts of our society, children in general and particularly girls are exposed to numerous vices that limit their opportunity to develop to their full potential. The vices that ...

Women's Day: Let us take practical steps to achieve gender parity
March 7, 2016

Women's Day: Let us take practical steps to achieve gender parity

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Author: Vusumuzi Sifile - As Zambia joins the international community in commemorating International Women’s Day on 8th March, under the theme ‘Pledge for Parity’, women’s representation in positions of influence is still minimal.

Supporting the media to be a platform for electoral debate
February 28, 2016

Supporting the media to be a platform for electoral debate

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Author Elias Banda: AS the Electoral Commission of Zambia puts in place systems for ensuring the forthcoming August 2016 general elections are credible, free and fair, one of the platforms they will need is the media.  The media are ...

Getting communities to drive environmental sustainability-Case for Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) in Zambia
January 7, 2016

Getting communities to drive environmental sustainability-Case for ...

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High environmental degradation is one of the key developmental challenges facing Zambia today. This is because rural livelihoods are largely natural resource based. High poverty levels lead to the majority of citizens over-depending on the ...

Putting Traditional Leaders in the driving seat for ending inequalities
December 9, 2015

Putting Traditional Leaders in the driving seat for ending inequalities

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Author: PSAf's Exectutive Director Lilian Kiefer, December 10 2015 - Traditional leaders are an important institution in the formulation of public opinion and internalisation of social change processes in Zambia. Traditional leaders such as ...

2015 Human Rights Day: Our Rights, Our Freedoms Always…
December 9, 2015

2015 Human Rights Day: Our Rights, Our Freedoms Always…

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Author: PSAf Executive Director Lilian Kiefer, December 9 2015 - Human Rights Day, which is observed internationally every year on 10 December, reminds us of our responsibility to promote and protect human rights for all. In the same way every ...

16 Days of Activism: Access to education can minimize gender based violence
November 27, 2015

16 Days of Activism: Access to education can minimize gender based violence

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Author: Mamoletsane Khati, December 3 2015 - Education is a fundamental human right that is provided for and supported in various international and regional human rights conventions and treaties that most of our southern African countries have ...

ICTs for Agricultural Development: Unlocking the Potential
August 12, 2015

ICTs for Agricultural Development: Unlocking the Potential

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Author: Lilian Kiefer, August 31 2015 - The advancement of digital technology and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) presents an untapped opportunity to propel Zambia towards sustainable development and poverty eradication.

Addressing discrimination, marginalisation will reduce poverty and suffering
June 16, 2015

Addressing discrimination, marginalisation will reduce poverty and suffering

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Author: Lilian Kiefer, June 19 2015 - Discrimination and marginalisation have lasting effects in that they take away human dignity. Discrimination means to be treated in a negatively different way because of certain real or perceived ...

Halt Early Marriages for the African Child
June 11, 2015

Halt Early Marriages for the African Child

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Author: Mamoletsane Khati, June 11 2015 - African children suffer from neglect, deprivation, poor nutrition, poor access to health services, violence and other harmful social and cultural practices that affect children’s wellbeing and expose ...

Africa Freedom Day Includes Freedom of Expression
May 27, 2015

Africa Freedom Day Includes Freedom of Expression

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Author Vusumuzi Sifile, May 27 2015 - When Kwame Nkrumah and other African leaders met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in May 1963, they were driven by the dream of an African continent where people enjoyed freedoms that would enable them to drive ...

Influencing Social Transformation
May 21, 2015

Influencing Social Transformation

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Author Lilian Kiefer, May 27 2015 - In a society faced with high poverty levels, and limited participation of poor and marginalised people in productive activities, social challenges arise. These include wide economic inequalities, ...

The role of radio in community development
March 4, 2015

The role of radio in community development

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Author: Gillies C Kasongo, March 4 2015 - Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) commends local radio stations that are transforming themselves into platforms that provide local communities an opportunity to engage in dialogue on various ...

Reflection on community radio and youth empowerment
March 4, 2015

Reflection on community radio and youth empowerment

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Author: Gillies C. Kasongo, March 4 2015 - Youth unemployment remains a major challenge in Southern Africa, threatening the region’s socio-economic development. Although youth constitute the majority of the population in the Southern Africa ...

PSAf challenges editors and reporters to stop unsafe abortions in Zambia
February 20, 2015

PSAf challenges editors and reporters to stop unsafe abortions in Zambia

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Author: Gillies C. Kasongo, February 20 2015 - Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) has called on journalists and media practitioners in Southern Africa to interrogate the reasons why unsafe abortions are still taking place in our communities. ...

Putting journalists on the driving seat to end child marriages
February 12, 2015

Putting journalists on the driving seat to end child marriages

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Author: Mamoletsane Khati, February 18 2015 - In a region where child marriage reigns supreme and is silently accepted by many as a "normal" practice, the media needs to take charge and correct misconceptions. And that is exactly what journalists ...

World Radio Day: Supporting community radio to become platforms for engagement
February 12, 2015

World Radio Day: Supporting community radio to become platforms for engagement

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Author: Gillies C Kasongo, February 18, submitted for World Radio Day, February 13 2015 - Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) commends local radio stations that are transforming themselves into platforms that enable local communities with ...

Making choices to end intolerance
November 11, 2014

Making choices to end intolerance

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Author: Lilian Kiefer, November 15 2014 - Every person has their own sphere of influence, within which they can choose to build or destroy society. Within our spheres of influence, we impart our ways of thinking, be it positive or negative. ...

Human Rights for All
October 20, 2014

Human Rights for All

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Author: Gillies C. Kasongo, October 20 2014 - People, the world over, are entitled to universal, inalienable and indivisible rights, by virtue of their common humanity. Everyone is entitled to live and enjoy a life of freedom and dignity ...

PSAf Study to Characterize Sexual Minorities in Zambia
September 2, 2014

PSAf Study to Characterize Sexual Minorities in Zambia

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From Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf), September 2014 - PSAf, in collaboration with the National HIV/AIDS/STIs/TB Council of Zambia and the Tropical Diseases Research Centre (TDRC), undertook a study on the existence of sexual minorities. ...

Adolescent HIV/AIDS: Critical Reflections from the AIDS2014 Conference
August 14, 2014

Adolescent HIV/AIDS: Critical Reflections from the AIDS2014 Conference

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Author: Lilian Kiefer, August 14 2014 - Adolescence is a defining period in the growth of a young person. Supporting young people to successfully navigate this stage of life can help break the cycle of poverty and produce great benefits for ...

Citizen participation cardinal for growth of agriculture sector
August 5, 2014

Citizen participation cardinal for growth of agriculture sector

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Author: Nervious Siantombo, August 5 2014 - Citizen participation is a critical element in the development of Zambia’s agriculture sector, which is the mainstay of the majority of the country’s population.

School-girl pregnancies: Elephant in the room for Zambian schools
June 20, 2014

School-girl pregnancies: Elephant in the room for Zambian schools

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Author: Elias Banda, June 23 2014 - The large number of Zambian school girls under the age of 16-years-old falling pregnant within the school system is a serious cause for concern that should make all of us to pause and seek honest answers on how ...

World Environment Day: Involve communities in environmental protection
June 4, 2014

World Environment Day: Involve communities in environmental protection

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Author: Lilian Kiefer, Lusaka, Zambia, June 4 2014 - As the world commemorates the World Environment Day this Thursday, Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) is appealing to the government, civil society organisations, cooperating partners and ...

Southern Africa: Time to address legal, attitudinal impediments to press freedom
May 14, 2014

Southern Africa: Time to address legal, attitudinal impediments to press freedom

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Author: Lilian Kiefer, May 14 2014 -As we reflect on the strides made in celebrating Press Freedom in Southern Africa, it is disheartening to note that there are still number of legal and attitudinal impediments from those in power and government ...

Harnessing the power of mobile phones
May 6, 2014

Harnessing the power of mobile phones

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Author: Elias M. Banda, May 9 2014      The advancement in mobile phone technologies has brought about unlimited opportunities for seeking, storing and sharing of information. Ten years ago, mobile phones appeared to be a preserve ...

Promoting cultural advancement, community integration through radio
February 12, 2014

Promoting cultural advancement, community integration through radio

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Author: Vusumuzi Sifile, February 13 2014:      In the past, traditional authorities across Southern Africa would send messengers to beat some drums, blow trumpets or unleash some smoke in order to communicate a message ...

Addressing Stigma for better, holistic HIV programming
November 4, 2013

Addressing Stigma for better, holistic HIV programming

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Author: Mamoletsane Khati, November 4 2013     Over three decades into the epidemic in Southern Africa, one would be tempted to think that HIV and AIDS related stigma is a thing of the past.  However, this is not the case.

Dr King's dream remains a pipe-dream for Southern Africa
September 5, 2013

Dr King's dream remains a pipe-dream for Southern Africa

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By Vusumuzi Sifile, September 5 2013      When Martin Luther King Jr. made his world famous "I Have a Dream" speech on 28 August 1963, he inspired hope among millions of the downtrodden and impoverished in America and beyond. In ...

In Memoriam: Panos London
December 11, 2012

In Memoriam: Panos London

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Author BBC Media Action's James Deane, December 5 2012:       Part of an organisation I helped set up is no longer going to exist. The Panos Institute London has announced that it no longer has the resources to ...

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