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Members

Children in Need Network (CHIN) is a consortium of over 240 organisations working to promote the rights and welfare of children in Zambia. Twenty organisations are now actively working in the area of CSEC, which is increasing at alarming rates in Zambia. Activities carried out by CHIN members include several key awareness-raising activities, such as a consensus-building workshop to identify issues and strategies, community meetings, group discussions, drama performances and film screenings. CHIN is actively pursuing the development of a national plan of action on CSEC in order to streamline the work of members on CSEC.

Children in Need Network (CHIN)

Contact: Mr. Bestone Banda
Phone: +260 211 227 160
Address: Plot No. 13 Mungulube Rd. Off Makashi Road Northmead, P.O. Box 30118, Lusaka
Email: bestone4life@googlemail.com
Website: http://www.chin.org.zm

Facts

Zambian law forbids marriage below the age of 21, but many girls end up being married earlier, some as young as 13 years of age. Obtaining reliable data on child marriage is difficult, but estimates show that 31% of Zambian women are married before the age of 18.

The Government of the Republic of Zambia has embarked on a programme of ending child and forced marriages. In April 2016, its Ministry of Gender, in partnership with stakeholders and with the support of UNFPA, UNICEF, UKAID and the Government of Canada, published a National Strategy on Ending Child Marriage for the period 2016-2021.

Resources

ECPAT International
Zambia – Country Monitoring Report

Year: 2014

Children In Need Network Zambia (CHIN)
Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism: Zambia

Year: 2015

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Extraterritoriality & Extradition

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Child Advocacy Centers

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SEC Police Unit

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Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

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