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Namibian President Wants Land Expropriated To Boost Black Ownership

Namibian President Wants Land Expropriated To Boost Black Ownership

Namibia’s president called on Monday for a change to the constitution to allow the government to expropriate land and re-distribute it to the majority black population. “The willing-buyer willing-seller principle has not delivered results. Careful consideration should be given to expropriation,” President Hage Geingob said at the opening of the Second National Land Conference in […]

First Ladies First Campaign By Taylor Jaye Moves To Namibia

First Ladies First Campaign By Taylor Jaye Moves To Namibia

The First Ladies First party (#FLFParty), a brainchild of South-African based Namibian rapper, Taylor Jaye, is headed to her home country after being hosted with a stellar line-up during August, women’s month in South Africa. Featuring an all-star female line-up of Shekinah, Nadia Nakai, Moonchild and Taylor Jaye herself, the #FLFParty is an initiative dedicated […]

Shedecides Campaign Launched In Namibia

Shedecides Campaign Launched In Namibia

 The SheDecides global campaign to promote, provide, protect and enhance the fundamental rights of women and girls was launched in Namibia on Tuesday evening in light of the inequalities that continue to prevail between men and women. South Africa launched its edition of SheDecides campaign on August 9 and the aim is to launch it […]

Protestors Demand Government Action On GBV In Namibia

Protestors Demand Government Action On GBV In Namibia

MORE than 50 men and women marched from the Katutura Intermediate Hospital to the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court yesterday in solidarity against gender-based violence, and to raise awareness about the scourge. The march, under the campaign #TotalShutdownNam, demanded longer custodial sentences for perpetrators of gender-based violence and shorter waiting periods for victims seeking justice. The movement […]

Lack Of Ethics Promotes Gender Based Violence

Lack Of Ethics Promotes Gender Based Violence

IT HAS BEEN established that causes of gender-based violence vary, but it is no hyperbole to advance the thesis that the manifestation of widespread gender-based violence in this country is symptomatic of what’s lacking. A lack of strong ethical values could be cause number one. Therefore, the antithesis to address gender-based violence should be to […]

First Lady Monica Geingos Highlights Namibia’s GBV Issues At Aids Conference

First Lady Monica Geingos Highlights Namibia’s GBV Issues At Aids Conference

 First Lady Monica Geingos on Wednesday told the international AIDS conference in Amsterdam that there is a huge disparity between the country’s legal framework on women and the statistics on the ground concerning women and children. Geingos was responding to a question on how the ‘law can be used to address social norms such as […]

NFA, Unicef Strategic Plan To Uplift and Empower Namibian Girl Child

NFA, Unicef Strategic Plan To Uplift and Empower Namibian Girl Child

 The Namibia Football Association (NFA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)’s new five-year Strategic Plan, launched at Football House in the capital yesterday, is a well-crafted policy document that aims to uplift, empower and address the needs of the Namibian girl child through football. The collaborative strategic plan, which runs from 2018-2022, will be […]

Domestic Workers Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

Domestic Workers Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

LOWEST paid and vulnerable to gender-based violence, the voices of the domestic workers who clean the households of wealthy families need to be heard. Last week, domestic workers celebrated international domestic workers day, which was held under the theme “Support International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention C189 to Stop Gender-based Violence – Equal Rights, Respect & […]

Gender Equality Not A Slogan In Namibia – President Hage Geingob

Gender Equality Not A Slogan In Namibia – President Hage Geingob

  Gender equality is not a slogan in Namibia but an actual scheme the country is firmly committed to, President Hage Geingob said on Tuesday. The country is committed to increasing the number of women in decision-making positions, he added. “We breathe it, speak it, and live it. We do so, knowing well, that men […]

Bank Windhoek Introduces ‘Women In Business’

Bank Windhoek Introduces ‘Women In Business’

Bank Windhoek on Wednesday introduced its new Women in Business financial solution, an investment focused on women-owned and run businesses. Managing director Baronice Hans said: “Bank Windhoek takes pride in being a catalyst for this as a sustainable opportunity, and is proud to introduce the Women in Business solution. Women are a powerful force in […]

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