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Women Beat Their Husbands In This Zambian Community - Should Abused Men Speak Up?

AmazingHealth 06/25/2020

There has been a flood of sexual abuse allegations and gender-based violence in recent days with most of these directed at men, especially the ones of celebrity status.

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While these allegations have not been confirmed to be true, it is not far-reaching to say that they were indeed shocking to the online community.

The issue of gender-based violence is one that a handful of women from around the world suffer from. While women have been the major victims of this case, a community in Zambia sees men suffer more from gender-based violence at the hands of their spouses or partners.

A comfort centre offering therapy to these men has been opened in Eastern Province, Zambia. The comfort centre, which is first of its kind, has a membership of 30 male gender-based violence survivors.

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According to Zambia Daily Mail, the centre has started operating in Lundazi, Lumezi and Kasefu. The centre has so far reportedly counselled gender-based violence survivors whose rights were violated at the hands of their women, project coordinator Pharaoh Mtonga said.

He said: “We are helping to resolve GBV cases among the men who mostly conceal their problems for fear of being perceived as being weak by society."

According to Mtonga, the notable cause of problems in most cases is high temperament by men, which is mostly sparked by their failure to provide finances to their wives. He said most of the victims are those financially unstable.

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Several other cases also contribute to men being abused physically and sexually. However, not many of them see speaking up as a wise thing to do.

Do you think more men should report gender-based violence by women towards them?

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