Maternal and Child Health

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We worked with PATH (US based NGO) on advocating for circumstantial children and publishing a report on the current situation facing mothers and their children serving prison sentences together.  We reviewed the current penal codes and statutes to determine what changes need to be made in order to ensure the protection and well-being of children as outlined in the UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child).  We are currently in the process of publishing the results, and will submit our findings to the members of parliament in our lobbying efforts.  We have also been working with ZLDA (Zambia Law Development Agency) in order to ensure that the principles outlined in the UNCRC are included in the changes being made to Zambia’s domestic laws.

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