Gender Equality Minister, Doreen Sioka has told a crowd of young people to stop engaging in sexual activity for money.The minister encouraged boys to guard themselves against older women who want to use them sexually while telling girls that sugar daddies will never leave their wives.
Speaking frankly to school girls in the crowd, she told them to not engage in early sex saying, “its hard to say no to that chocolate once you’ve tasted it.”
She said early sex threatens the education of girls.
Touching on gender-based violence (GBV) Sioka said men who beat and kill women are cowards.
She urged men who are unhappy in their relationships to talk it out or leave their wives and girlfriends as there is no excuse for beating or killing your partner.
The minister is visiting Mukwe constituency to discuss various social issues, including child marriages and rape.