In 1994, the International Conference on Population and Development affirmed that sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are human rights. The Government of the Republic of Zambia has fully committed to fulfilling the SRHR of all people by ratifying 11 international instruments of law (seven global and four regional treaties). This brief is Part 2 of a three-part series entitled “Status of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Zambia,” reporting on progress, gaps, and existing challenges in SRHR. The brief shows that overall, based on the assessment framework and informed by desk reviews and consultative processes, Zambia is making steady progress in fulfilling SRHR, although challenges still remain. There is therefore a need to strengthen the accountability framework that will monitor and ensure that the government is complying with international and national commitments while also using various national institutions, and government and nongovernment actors, to ensure implementation of the recommendations identified in the assessment.
"Status of sexual and reproductive health and rights in Zambia: Comprehensive sexuality education and adolescents sexual and reproductive health," Policy brief. Lusaka: Population Council, 2017.