Children in Zambia continue to face abuse, neglect and violence. Almost 43% of girls aged 13-17 have reported experiencing one or more forms of violence, with more than half of these cases happening near or within their homes. 59% of girls have a child before the age of 19, and 31% are married by the age of 18. There are an estimated 13,000 children living on the streets and 20,000 child-headed households. And almost 33,000 migrants living in Zambia are under the age of 19. We aim for families, communities and government services to protect vulnerable children from all forms of violence in all settings.
Our child protection work will:
We are targeting the most marginalised and deprived children in Western, Muchinga, Copperbelt, Eastern, Northern and Luapula provinces. Our focus will be vulnerable girls and boys who are:
Be the voice:
Achieve results at scale:
We will establish strategic partnerships with:
We have collaborated with the government and other partners to scale up our evidence-based approaches and pioneer high impact and low cost interventions in Zambia, such as the Parenting Without Violence approach.