Zambia: Rural Women Confront Land Dispossession As a Form of GBV

In the predominantly women-owned agricultural lands of Serenje District in Zambia’s Central Province, home of the Lala people, a lesser-known form of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) has been unfolding for several years. Large-scale land acquisitions, often without compensation, have put the rural women of Serenje at risk of not only losing their ancestral land but also facing economic GBV.

The vast arable lands nurtured and sustained by generations of women are sought after by commercial entities…

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