Advocacy for Child Justice under LifeSavers’ Mutule Child Protection Project will be launching the public awareness campaign on ending child marriage and child prostitution whose theme is “COMBATING CHILD MARRIAGE AND CHILD PROSTITUTION.” The event has been planned for Friday April 22nd, 2016 from 10:00 hours to 13:00 hours at Chawama Market Grounds. This is a Market day when we have a lot people from around Lusaka to sell their merchandise at the market.
The Launch which will be graced by the Honourable Minister of Gender, Professor Nkandu Luo, will be characterised by drama from a professional drama group and the Local Based LifeSavers Committee, poetry from the child, testimony from a child marriage survivor and speeches from the Honourable Professor Nkandu Luo the ACJ Board Chairperson and Civil Society Network on Ending Child Marriage (CSNECM) Chair Person.
The invited guests and all the participants will converge at Chawama Odys Gas Station at 09:00hrs for collection of T-shirst and preparation for a march past. The Band and Majorettes will lead the march past from Ordys Gas Station to Chawama Market where the event will be held.
The awareness campaign is targeted at the children, parents and guardians, the government as well as strategic partners. We have also extended the invitation to the media houses including print media, TV and radio stations.