Linda Kasonde on speaking truth to power

Our guest this month is Zambian lawyer and civil rights activist, Linda Kasonde.

In 2016, Linda Kasonde became the first woman to hold the position of President of the Law Association of Zambia. She stood up to the then ruling government party, the Patriotic Front, at a time when many people didn’t.

She now practices in Lusaka, having set up her own NGO – Chapter One Foundation and her own law firm, LCK Chambers. Protecting human rights and the rule of law are central to her work. Linda is widely known for speaking truth to power and in this interview talks to us about her experiences, including those of smear campaigns while at the helm of Zambia’s law association.


Presented and produced by Evelyn McClafferty.
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Chapter One Foundation

LCK Chambers

Law Association of Zambia

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