Pride stops men from reporting GBV

A Lusaka resident has advised men not to shun reporting Gender Based Violence cases no matter how shameful, embarrassing or difficult the case may be.

The Young Men Christian Association has noticed that men were ashamed to report GBV cases to police because they were economically weak due to unemployment which was a major factor contributing to them being victims of Gender Based Violence.

Mr Elias Phiri says some men do not report GBV because they are too proud to report themselves as victims urged fellow men to humble themselves and report such cases.

Mr Samuel Mwansa, also a Lusaka resident, urged the Government to put in measures to protect men from abuse by women.

‘’It is regrettable that Government has concentrated on women rather men,’’ he said

Recently, an NGO called Gender Links revealed that Zambia has the highest cases of GBV in Southern Africa.

Gender Links Sara Lungwe said Botswana is second, Zimbabwe third, South Africa fourth while Mauritius is fifth.