That’s according to Sarah Meath, an ICS volunteer team leader and former Liverpool youth charity worker.
“Young people in the UK and in Zambia have exactly the same needs.
Talking about S-E-X and sexuality, reproductive and sexual rights as we experience them as individuals is revolutionary.
The camp is igniting and supporting young women's activism, creating spaces to talk about the big issues that affect their lives, work and more, and strengthening political analytical tools.
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Like millions of Zambians, Mwenda has been struggling with soaring food bills and power shortages caused by prolonged drought exacerbated this year by El Nino, a warming of the Pacific Ocean's surface leading to hot, dry conditions.
That weather phenomenon ended earlier this year, but drought persists across much of southern Africa.
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LUSAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Repeated failed crops caused by worsening drought have forced Christine Mwenda, a small-scale farmer in Zambia's central Mumbwa region, to do what was previously unthinkable.
These are the concepts that young women in Zambia are grappling with at the Young Women's Leadership Camp.