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To End HIV, Let’s Invest in Young Women and Girls – Monica Geingos

To End HIV, Let’s Invest in Young Women and Girls – Monica Geingos

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. Africa has come a long way, experiencing remarkable economic growth, but to reach our full potential as a continent we need genuine inclusion Monica Geingos, First Lady of the Republic of Namibia. The first time I met somebody […]

Namibia Makes Strides In Tackling Malaria

Namibia Makes Strides In Tackling Malaria

The Namibian government and its health partners seem to be at the forefront of the battle against malaria, as WHO launches a new country-driven “High burden to high impact” response plan to support countries with the most malaria cases and deaths. A report by the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services had earlier in […]

Popular Democratic Movement Women’s League Advocates Stiffer Penalties Against Rapists

Popular Democratic Movement Women’s League Advocates Stiffer Penalties Against Rapists

The opposition party, the Popular Democratic Movement Women’s League (PDMWL) this week said that the sentences that are being given to convicted rapists in the country, are too lenient The League’s Secretary General, Loide Iipinge said the sentences in the country are too compassionate considering the grievous damage rape does to victims and society at […]

41-Year Old Woman Raped And Strangled In Namibia

41-Year Old Woman Raped And Strangled In Namibia

 A 41-year-old woman was on Monday allegedly raped and strangled by a 29-year-old man at Wini village south of Nkurenkuru in Kavango West Region. The incident that shocked villagers at Wini village happened between 00h40 to 06h00 on Monday morning. The deceased has been identified as Esther Mpepo. “We arrested the suspect on Monday,” said […]

Namibia Appoints Johanna Salionga As Chief Magistrate

Namibia Appoints Johanna Salionga As Chief Magistrate

NAMIBIA’S current chief magistrate, Johanna Salionga, has been appointed as a judge of the High Court with effect from the start of November. Salionga’s appointment, together with the designation of three acting judges, was announced by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), which recommends the appointment of judges to the president, on Friday. When she takes […]

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 […]

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