The event, named Ndichirimupenyu Awards, will be hosted on November 24 in the capital. The Ndichirimupenyu Awards (Ngisaphila or While I am Still Alive) were established in 2005. Categories include art, business, sport and national social contributors.
In a statement released last week, WFZ said: “The awards have taken a new twist with the addition of The Best Male Against Gender Based Violence category. This category was introduced in 2010 as men are active players in the fight against gender based violence, and this year will be split into the following: Best Male Against Gender Based Violence, Outstanding Media Personality on reporting on Gender Based Violence, Best Traditional Leader, Best Faith Leader and Best Responsive Institution”.
The statement added that the awards were held to counter society’s discrimination of women which tended to commend and applaud the contributions of men at the expense of women’s.