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Champions of Change Towards gender equality in Chadiza District, Eastern Zambia: a baseline study

Thankaian Kusanthan , Anitha Menon , Maryse C.Kok , Tasneem Kakal

The main aim of this operational study was to assess the baseline situation prior to the Champions of Change (CoC) intervention, focused on gender equality and girls’ rights, in Chadiza District, Zambia. The study sought to assess the challenges and opportunities that young people faced during the establishment of a youth movement to influence social norms on gender equality and girls’ rights. It also explored the local context regarding the promotion of and engagement around gender equality and girls’ rights; including community leaders, civil society organizations and government institutions. Lastly, it assessed young people’s attitudes regarding gender equality and women’s rights.

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