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Intersex People Face Inconsistent Barriers When Changing Gender on National ID Cards

Region: Zambia

Topics: HealthHuman Rights

Intersex people in Zambia struggle to have their gender identity properly recorded on legal documents because the law does not recognize their existence. They are often asked to produce results from expensive medical tests to prove their status and face official hostility because being intersex is often associated with homosexuality, which is illegal in the country.

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Featured Photo of a Charcoal Seller in Zambia

Region: Zambia

Topics: Business

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Region: Zambia

Topics: Health

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Problem of Child Sex Abuse in Zambia Worsened by Bail System and Court Delays

Region: Zambia

Topics: Human Rights

Nongovernmental organizations and civil-society groups in Zambia are backing a move to eliminate the possibility of bail for those accused of sex offenses against children. The groups say that bail allows alleged abusers to intimidate their accusers into not showing up in court, to traumatize the victims further and to commit more crimes, although those accused of such crimes criticize the practices of police and slow-moving courts in such cases, as well.

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In Zambia, a Costly Choice Between Managing Menstruation and Missing School

Region: Zambia

Topics: Health

In Zambia, girls often miss school because of difficulty managing menstrual periods without sanitary supplies and facilities. Girls are still waiting for the government to follow through on a 2016 promise to address the problem with free sanitary pads.

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Featured Photo of Bucket Recycling in Zambia

Region: Zambia

Topics: Business

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Featured Photo of Girls’ Football in Zambia

Region: Zambia

Topics: CultureHealth

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Region: Zambia

Topics: Business

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Zambia Promotes Breastfeeding With Plan for Tougher Ban on Substitutes

Region: Zambia

Topics: CultureHealth

The Zambian government, moving to improve infant health, is proposing to broaden the current ban on formula and other breast milk substitutes to include infant foods. Penalties for advertising such products would also be widened.

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