UN Coordinator urges Zambia to boost women’s participation in legal, foreign affairs


United Nations Resident Coordinator in Zambia, Beatrice Mutali, has urged the country to increase women’s participation in the legal process, foreign policy and international cooperation.

Mutali said the inclusion of women in these sectors would promote peace and security in the country.

She made these remarks in Lusaka on Friday during a workshop on women in foriegn policy.

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“There is also substantial transformation required to increase women’s presence in relevant government positions,” she stated.

She added that such a move would enhance the country’s policies for effective sustainable development that leaves no one behind.

Furthermore, Mutali urged women to support each other, emphasizing the importance of solidarity and collaboration among women.

“I would like to ask that in our positions that we identify women, young women, women who have potential, women who have transferable skills and give them opportunity higher level roots,” she added.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Corporations Permanent Secretary, Etambuyu Anamela, encouraged women to shun the common narrative that ‘women don’t work well together.

“I believe it’s up to us women to change that narrative, to be kind as the champion generation and to be responsible towards each other,” she said.

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