By Christopher Chisi
Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA) Assistant Program Officer, Matrine Hazyondo has reiterated that upscaling of women empowerment programs remains key towards fighting the scourge of Gender-based violence in the country.
Hazyondo explains that empowerment is key in ensuring that women become self-reliant and reduce dependant on men.
Hazyondo is concerned that despite most women being victims of Gender-based violence they have continued to withdraw cases of gender-based violence from the courts of law because some of the perpetrators are their spouses whom they depend on.
She notes that this is one of the biggest challenges affecting the fight against GBV in the country.
In an interview with 5fm news, Hazyondo feels if women are well empowered they will stop the tendency of withdrawing cases from the courts of law.