A quiet revolution, recently sparked by the publicised mistreatment of black lives by the hands of law enforcement, has swept the continent. The horrors of this treatment are only further realised by the state of prisons. In Zambia, children born from female convicts have to live behind bars and live these horrors daily, their basic rights consistently neglected.
Faith Masupa, founder of the Mother of Millions organisation, is one of the few people in Zambia that has centered the lives of female prisoners and their children in her work. Mother of Millions was founded in 2012, a non-profit organisation that mostly looks into the needs of incarcerated women and their children in correctional facilities through provision of education, nutrition and healthcare support.