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AFRO-NETS> Zambian Women Oppose Polygamy
- Subject: AFRO-NETS> Zambian Women Oppose Polygamy
- From: "Norah Mumba" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 5 May 1997 17:06:23 -0400
Zambian Women Oppose Polygamy
At 19:48 03/05/97, Joost Hoppenbrouwer wrote:
>"Zambian Women Oppose Polygamy"
>Xinhua New Agency (04/26/97)
>The Southern Province Tonga Traditional Association is calling
>on women to avoid married men. The chairman of the southern
>Zambian group, Dickson Namanza, reportedly said, "We want to
>promote the 'one man one women' motto in our country as we believe
>that this will go a long way towards helping to reduce the numbers
>of HIV and AIDS cases as it will encourage the development of a
>monogamous society." The effort has the support of both
>traditional leaders, as well as women's rights activists in
I think congratulations are due to the Southern Province Cultural
Association for their recognition of the dangers of polygamy in this age of
Their statement is a momentous development in this country and if everybody
fails to pick up the refrain, we shall have missed a powerful opportunity
to reach out in education to save lives. As we address the polygamists and
potential polygamists, the message will be picked up also by the 'multiple
Life styles just have to change if we are going to stay alive.
Norah Mumba (Mrs.)
UNZA Medical Library
Box 50110, Lusaka
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