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Malawi Gives 50-50 Balance To Political Aspirants

Malawi Gives 50-50 Balance To Political Aspirants

Aspiring female councilors in the 2019 Tripartite Elections have been challenged to practice issue based politics if the country is to achieve the 50:50 campaign which advocates for increased women participation in politics and public administration. Programmes Coordinator for Tovwirane Organization, Cecilia Chivunga made the call Friday in Rumphi during a meeting which was organized […]

Namibian Chief Rallies For Gender Equality

Namibian Chief Rallies For Gender Equality

 Chief Sakarias Seibeb of the Dauredaman Traditional Authority at Nueanab says he supports equality and the empowerment of women and wants them to be given an opportunity to ascend to the throne of his tribe in future. The new chief, whose traditional seat is at //Nueanab some 25 kilometres from Uis, revealed he has mooted […]

Eight-Year-Old, Maiya Ndeutala Donates Sanitary Pads To Primary School

Eight-Year-Old, Maiya Ndeutala Donates Sanitary Pads To Primary School

 Eight-year-old Maiya Ndeutala made another huge impact last month when she collected more than 200 sanitary pads, toilet paper and toiletries from the community of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay through her personal campaign, and donated all the items to the Grade 1-3 learners at the JB Brandt Primary School in Utuseb, a community in the […]

Female MPs In Namibia Call For Gender-Responsive Budget

Female MPs In Namibia Call For Gender-Responsive Budget

 Female members of parliament have called on the government to introduce gender-sensitive plans and gender-responsive budget components in all ministries and government agencies. According to parliamentarians this should be done to ensure fiscal resources are generated and allocated in a way that responds to the different needs and rights of women and girls. Swapo Chief […]

Say No To Child Marriages In Namibia, In Africa – Doreen Sioka

Say No To Child Marriages In Namibia, In Africa – Doreen Sioka

The minister of gender equality and child welfare, Doreen Sioka, condemned child marriages in the country, saying it permanently damages the future of the Namibian child. She made these remarks yesterday at Katima Mulilo during the international women’s day celebrations. At the same occasion, she also launched the national plan of action for the implementation […]

Made A Bride In Exchange For A Cow

Made A Bride In Exchange For A Cow

THE air you breathe between the scattered and unique Ovahimba huts at the Omaoipanga village situated about 15 kilometres from Opuwo is fresh, and one cannot help but admire the high hills on the horizon, the freedom of the children, and after a few drops of rain, the odour of fresh cow dung that sums […]

Henima Investment Gives Free Sanitary Pads To Rural Schoolgirls In Namibia

Henima Investment Gives Free Sanitary Pads To Rural Schoolgirls In Namibia

 Many schoolgirls in rural areas are unable to afford sanitary pads and thus choose to rather sit at home during their menstrual periods and thus miss a lot of lessons. But Henry Jongwe of Henima Investment cc says no child should miss school due to lack of sanitary pads, which prompted him to donate 1,119 […]

Farmer Feeds Vulnerable Pupils At Otjivero School

Farmer Feeds Vulnerable Pupils At Otjivero School

Omaheke region farmer Marina Lamprecht donated 240 kilograms of maize meal to the Otjivero Primary School last Friday after food for the government’s school-feeding program did not arrive. Lamprecht said she was on standby to deliver more should the ministry of education’s much-anticipated supply not arrive during this week too. She said although it is […]

UNFPA Donates Consignment Of Contraceptives

UNFPA Donates Consignment Of Contraceptives

 The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has donated contraceptives worth over N$7 million for the country’s public health facilities. The contraceptives are long-term and include 60,000 units of DMPA depo-provera and soloshots syringes, 110,000 units of noristerate and soloshots syringes, 5,000 units of Copper T 380A IUDs, 1,100 units of Jadelle implants, 200,000 units of […]

SPWC Charges Government To Prioritise Women

SPWC Charges Government To Prioritise Women

The Swapo Party Women’s Council (SPWC) plans to compel government to prioritise women when allocating tenders for development projects, fishing quotas as well as housing and mining ventures. This is stipulated in the SPWC’s five-year strategic plan launched on Saturday in Windhoek, aimed at promoting projects for women’s empowerment and to address gender disparities, amongst […]

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